Sunday, July 10, 2011
This weekend started with tragedy at a cycling race in western North Carolina.

Erik Lie-Nielsen, a faculty physician and friend from Wake Forest, was killed in a crash while competing in a metric century in the mountains in NC.  He lost control of his bike of a steep decent, and collided with an oncoming car. 

He left behind 5 year old twins, adoring patients, and colleagues and friends who know he was one of a kind.  He loved his patients, his job, and most of all his children.  Everything Erik did was with joy, passion, and infectious enthusiasm.  He loved his new bike.  He drank Diet Dr. Pepper every day.  He was too tall for most of his pants.  And he died far too soon.

Keep his family in your thoughts and prayers.

And ride safe.


About Me

I am a Family Medicine intern at a community hospital in Indiana, navigating the new world of being a physician. I am privileged to work in a field I love, where every day is a new and unpredictable challenge.
I am not only a doctor, but also a cyclist, runner, DIYer in the making, lover of the outdoors, traveler, and human.
Human, MD is a glimpse into the world of a young doctor who is just trying to stay true to herself through the grueling whirlwind of residency.


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