Racing to Pittsburgh
By Donald Hricik


Meet the Author

Donald Hricik is a transplant nephrologist at an academic medical center in Ohio. He has written over 175 medical papers, but this is his first novel. Dr. Hricik is currently working on his next book, about the transmission of a rare infection from an organ donor to multiple organ recipients.

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On Sept 11, 2001, as the United States is attacked by terrorists, an internationally renowned transplant cardiologist delivers the keynote address at a Paris symposium. As Dr. Dan Ulek hears of the unfolding events that have turned the world upside down, his thoughts drift to his wife, family, and colleagues back home in Cleveland.

Racing to Pittsburgh is a work of fiction based on the true story of Dan’s son Michael, a survivor of acute leukemia. In dealing with Michael’s near-death experience, a series of professional setbacks, and his own serious illness, Dan sees his problems in a different light after 9/11, pondering the academic ambition that has pitted him against colleagues and sent him racing around the world seeking international fame. Ultimately, he rediscovers the meaning of friendship, of survival, of being a doctor, and of being true to one’s heart.

Racing to Pittsburgh is a medical drama dealing with transplantation. It is also a family saga of interest to those who have personally or vicariously dealt with a life-threatening illness.


Soft Cover - 6x9 - 214 pages - $13.95

ISBN: 978-1-60976-122-6
ISBN / SKU: 1-60976-122-6

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