Sharad P. Paul is a skin cancer specialist, family physician, academic, evolutionary biologist, storyteller, social entrepreneur and an adjunct professor at Auckland University of Technology. In 2008, Dr. Paul was featured in international editions of TIME(“Open Heart Surgeon”). A noted polymath, he was named “Renaissance Man” by New Zealand Herald’s Canvas magazine. In 2012, he was awarded the NZ Medical Association’s highest award and was a finalist for New Zealander of the Year. In 2015, he received the Ko Awatea International Excellence Award for “Leading Health Improvement on a Global Scale and Patient-Centred Medicine Across Several Countries.” He has authored several works of fiction, non-fiction, poetry and medical textbooks. His latest book is The Genetics of Health.