Dr. Paul Turke, the world's first Darwinian pediatrician, is currently at work on his new book, "Bringing Up Baby." Using just the right touch of humor, Dr. Turke's book takes an evolutionary view of common pediatric problems -- from strains and sprains, to anorexia, to depression, to autism -- to understand and, ultimately, to help solve them. He's done theoretical work in biology on the evolution of sex, complexity and senescence; he's done fieldwork in anthropology and demography on the Micronesian islands of Ifaluk and Yap; and he's done clinical work in pediatrics for more than a decade.
Dr. Turke is a practicing pediatrician with offices in Ann Arbor and Chelsea, Mich. He earned his medical degree from Michigan State University and did his residency at the University of Michigan Medical Center and Mott Children's Hospital. He is a board certified pediatrican and has privileges at both the University of Michigan Hospitals and St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor.