I was born in Akron, Ohio and my family moved to New York City when I was
two years of age. There I attended the public-school system. Having always enjoyed
the outdoors, I became a Boy Scout and attained the rank of Eagle.
St. John's University in Jamaica, New York was where I did my undergrad studies
and obtained my baccalaureate in Biology. I went on to do graduate studies in
Marine Science at Long Island University and eventually went into teaching High
School science for a few years.
Anatomy and physiology had always intrigued me, and since I enjoyed working with
people I decided on medical school. I graduated from the Autonomous University of
Guadalajara in Mexico and then returned to the states. There I did my Internship and
residency at Nassau County Medical Center and Long Island Jewish-Hillside Medical
One of my two sisters was living in Virginia Beach, VA, and after a few years encouraged me to come down to a youthful growing community in the South. I moved down to "the beach" and met my wife Barbara a few years later. We have no children but have been involved in raising a nephew and a niece (now on their own).
Having practiced Emergency Medicine for over three decades, I was looking for new
challenges. My wife Barbara suggested I put my energies into something more productive versus yelling at the TV news. Two plus years later, Satan’s Gambit was born. With the election of Donald Trump, the novel needed updating.
My effort is to both entertain and educate people as to what has transpired over the last fifty years in our nation. How and why have we slid from the tough, resilient WWII generation to the ignorant snowflake “me” generation of today?
Gene Conti, MD