Dr. Bill Cox is a board-certified diagnostic radiologist who practiced medicine for over three decades before retiring in 2015. He attended college and med school, did his residency in Michigan, and has worked in numerous hospitals and clinics since then throughout Alaska and several Western states. He's also presented papers and lectures at numerous conferences throughout the world. Bill has traveled extensively, particularly throughout Alaska and Asia, and has met an incredible array of interesting people, from a Japanese medical student he met as a college student bumming through Europe and later climbed Fuji-san with an Athabaskan elder and chief, from Mongolians in the Gobi Desert, and a dumpster-diving street person in Anchorage, to the Dalai Lama. He has written about many of these encounters in his book, My Pursuit of the Axis of Evil and Other True Stories from Asia and Alaska, published earlier this year.