Polio Then and Now
Oct 21, 2020 11:45 AM
Dr. Keith Mankin
Polio Then and Now


Keith Mankin is a writer and creative and educational consultant and Co-Producer of the PeerSpectrum Medical Podcast. He is proud Rotarian, the immediate past President of the Dallas-Uptown Club and an Assistant District Governor for Rotary District 5810.

Born in Pittsburgh PA and raised in Boston MA, he earned a humanities degree from Harvard University, and then an MD from University of Pittsburgh. After postgraduate medical training in pediatric orthopaedic surgery at Harvard Medical School, he worked for twenty years as a developmental orthopaedist in Boston and Raleigh NC until retirement from medical practice in 2016. His medical and scientific interests were far-ranging, from scoliosis and its genetic basis to the biochemical response of growth cartilage to stress.

He is a staff writer for Theater Jones Arts Journal and is the author of eleven novels (three currently in print) and four non-fiction books, including co-author/editor of the memoir of his father, the late Henry J Mankin, MD.

When not writing or teaching, he spends time rooting for Boston sports teams in absentia while living in Dallas with his wife, Julia Fielding MD.