Basta, Lofty L.

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BASTA, Lofty L.

BASTA, Lofty L. Egyptian, b. 1933. Genres: Medicine/Health. Career: Ains Shams University, Cairo, Egypt, intern at university hospital, 1955-56, resident, 1956-58, instructor in clinical medicine, 1958-63, lecturer in cardiology, 1963-70, assistant professor, 1970-71; University of Iowa, Iowa City, senior fellow, 1971-72, research associate in cardiology, 197273, assistant professor of medicine, 1973-74; University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City, professor of medicine and head of Cardiovascular Section, 1974-76; St. John Medical Center, Tulsa, OK, director of cardiology, 1976-83; Hillcrest Medical Center, Tulsa, OK director of cardiology, 1976-92; Tampa General Hospital, Tampa, FL, chief of clinical cardiology, 1993-. Hammersmith Hospital, research fellow, 1960-61; Tulsa Heart Center, founder, 1976, consulting cardiologist, 197693. University of Oklahoma, Tulsa Medical Center, clinical professor, 1966-93; University of South Florida, professor, 1993-, director of Division of Cardiology, 1995-; visiting professor at educational institutions; public speaker on the history of medicine and on Egyptian history and medicine; guest on television programs. Publications: Essentials of Primary Care, 1983; A Graceful Exit: Life and Death on Your Own Terms, 1996. Contributor to medical books and medical journals. Address: Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, University of South Florida, 12901 Bruce B. Downs, Tampa, FL 33612-4742, U.S.A.