VERGHESE, Abraham. American (born Ethiopia), b. 1955. Genres: Medicine/Health. Career: Madras Medical College, Madras, India, intern at Government General Hospital, 1979-80; East Tennessee State University, Johnson City, resident in medicine, 1980-82, chief resident and instructor in medicine, 1982-83; Boston University, Boston, MA, clinical and research fellow in infectious diseases, 1983-85; East Tennessee State University, assistant professor, 1985-88, associate professor of medicine, 1988-90, special fellow in pulmonary diseases, 1985-88; Texas Tech University, El Paso, professor of medicine, 1991-. Veterans Administration Medical Center, Johnson City, chief of infectious diseases, 1986-90, assistant chief of medicine, 1988-90; Thomason Hospital, chairperson of Infection Control Committee, 1992-. University of Iowa, visiting associate in medicine, 1990- 91. American Board of Internal Medicine, certified in internal medicine, 1983, infectious diseases, 1987, pulmonary diseases, 1989, and geriatrics, 1990. Publications: (ed. with S.L. Berk, and contrib.) Infection in the Nursing Home, 1990; My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS, 1994, in UK as as Soundings: A Doctor's Life in the Age of AIDS; The Tennis Partner, 1998. Work represented in anthologies. Contributor to books and medical journals. Contributor of stories, articles, and reviews to magazines and newspapers. Address: Department of Internal Medicine, HSC, Texas Tech University, 4800 Alberta, El Paso, TX 79905, U.S.A.