J.D. Kleinke is an author, most recently of the novel, Dudeville, a coming-of-middle-age adventure story about a late-30s corporate dropout turned backcountry snowboarder and mountaineer. He has worked in the US health care “system” since 1989, and is the author of three books about medicine in America, including Catching Babies, a novel about the culture of maternity care and childbirth. He has also been involved in the formation, management, and governance of several health care companies and non-profit organizations. His work has appeared in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and dozens of medical and business publications. He and his wife live in Portland, Oregon, and Half Moon Bay, California.