Being a full-time physician hasn't stopped Joel from writing. Far from it, the complexity of his patients, prior service with the United States Air Force, a Master's in Public Health, and involvement in organized medicine in the middle of an ever-changing healthcare system all provide raw material for his stories. 


Joel's short work has appeared in various print and online journals, and he's won several awards, including Best Medical Fiction from SEAK and an Honorable Mention from Writer's Digest Thriller Suspense Competition.


Joel lives in Florida with his wife and twin daughters.



Please note thoughts and opinions presented are the author's and do not represent any medical/healthcare organizations  with which he is affiliated. Information provided on this website, through email communications, or through social media is not intended as medical advice.


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Dr. Joel Shulkin talks about his path through HPSP Scholarship that landed him in Pediatric Developmental Medicine and why Developmental Medicine is a part of Pediatric Medicine. He also talks about ADVERSE EFFECTS and balancing medical practice with writing.

Austin Comacho of The Big Thrill interviews Dr. Shulkin and dishes on Dr. Cristina Silva and the making of ADVERSE EFFECTS

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Dr. Shulkin discusses his medical work and his side project as a published author who writes medical thriller novels.