About Robert Bunes M.D.:
Hello, welcome! Just so we are acquainted... I am a retired physician, author, and filmmaker. I am a first-time nonfiction author of Wind, Fire, and Ice: The Perils of a Coast Guard Icebreaker in Antarctica. The exact date of its publication has not yet been determined. My first novel, That Yellowstone Summer, a fact-based fictional novel was published in 2012. As a filmmaker and videographer, I produced the educational film, Peak Experiences and co-produced medical educational films throughout my career. In 2009, I co-founded AniMazing Spotlight! an international animation festival and education project.
A Minnesota native, I worked four summers in Yellowstone National Park while attending college and medical school at the University of Minnesota. After receiving my medical degree, I interned at Highland General Hospital in Oakland, California, and served two years in the U.S. Public Health Service as a General Medical Officer assigned to the US Coast Guard. I was stationed at the Coast Guard Training Center in Cape May, New Jersey and was the Medical Officer aboard the USCGC Glacier during a seven month Antarctic deployment. This period of my life inspired my first two novels. After my time in the US Coast Guard, I worked as an Internist in Ellsworth, Maine and lived in France before starting my residency at UCLA in Adult and Child Psychiatry. My work as a Court Appointed Evaluator in child custody cases led to a career in Legal Psychiatry, with a focus on evaluating and treating injured workers. I am Board Certified in Psychiatry and Neurology.
Also an active adventurer, traveler and sportsman, I have, among other things, traveled to all seven continents, scuba dived the Great Barrier Reef, skied icebergs in the Weddell Sea icepack, climbed Mount Whitney, and sailed the Caribbean. I am now retired and live with my wife, Gail, in Southern California close to my daughter, granddaughter and son-in-law.