Stuart Taylor studied literature at Berkeley before becoming a physician and psychoanalyst. In addition to clinical practice, he also teaches in the medical school, psychoanalytic institute and undergraduate college at Columbia. He received the 2004 Sabshin teaching award from the American Psychoanalytic Association. He has presented his work on Freud and the humanities at regional and international meetings. A clinical paper on trauma in the aftermath of 9/11 is in press.