Philip Mackowiak

Philip Mackowiak is a professor of medicine, and vice chairman of the Department of Medicine, at the University of Maryland. He is also chief of the Medical Care Clinical Center of the Veterans Affairs Maryland Health Care System and the author of Diagnosing Giants: Solving the Medical Mysteries of 13 Patients Who Changed the World and Post Mortem: Solving History’s Great Medical Mysteries.

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