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Dr. Jonathan LaPook to Interview Paul Farmer with "Haiti After the Earthquake"

Posted on August 24, 2011 in In the News

Dr. Jonathan LaPook to Interview Paul Farmer with Haiti After the Earthquake

CBS Medical Correspondent Moderating Discussion of Author’s New Book on September 12 at the Ronald Reagan Building & ITC Amphitheater, Hosted by Hooks Book Events

Washington, DC, August 23, 2011 - Hooks Book Events announced today that Dr. Jonathan LaPook, medical correspondent for the CBS Evening News, will moderate its public discussion with Dr. Paul Farmer on his new book, Haiti After the Earthquake. The book event will take place at the Ronald Reagan Building & ITC Amphitheater in Washington, DC, Monday, September 12 at 9:00 a.m.

"We’re thrilled to have the discussion moderated by Dr. LaPook, who will be able to emphasize the extraordinary humanitarian achievements of Dr. Farmer and his team at Partners In Health in delivering medical care to disaster-stricken and resource-poor environments," said Perry Hooks, CEO of Hooks Book Events.

Jonathan LaPook, M.D., is a board-certified and practicing physician in internal medicine and gastroenterology. He has been an associate attending physician for New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 2001, and before that served as an assistant attending physician and an assistant physician for the hospital. Dr. LaPook has also been an associate clinical professor of medicine at Columbia University Medical Center since 2001, and was formerly an assistant professor of clinical medicine and an instructor in clinical medicine at the university. He has done extensive work in the field of medical computing, including helping to develop an electronic textbook of medicine and writing a medical practice management software package that he sold in 1999 to a company that was later acquired by WebMD. Dr. LaPook graduated cum laude from Yale University with a bachelor's degree in biology, and with honors from Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons with an M.D.

A portion of event proceeds from Hooks Book Events’ discussion and book signing will be donated to Partners In Health, the non-profit organization that provides a preferential option for the poor in health care. Dr. Farmer will be signing books at the event. Tickets are on sale at .


About Hooks Book Events
Hooks Book Events, a minority women-owned business based in Washington, DC, infuses innovative thinking into organizations through interactive book and author programs. We provide enriching professional development and client events for corporations, U.S. government agencies, and non-profit associations. Engage your employees and constituents by bringing our authors to your office — thought leaders and New York Times bestselling writers who have penned books about current events and trends such as work/life balance, leadership, economics, coaching, management, and more. Hooks Book Events also specializes in producing large-scale public events with renowned non-fiction authors. For more information, visit

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