Matt Strauss didn’t go to school until he was 14 years old. He studied literature at Waterloo and medicine at Western. He did specialty and subspecialty training at McGill and Western. He practices life support and resuscitation medicine at Guelph General Hospital where he is the medical director of the critical care unit. In addition, he is a clinical assistant professor at McMaster University. His writing is often motivated by skepticism. Journalistic interests include health policy, biotechnology, the economics and inequities of health, philosophy of medicine, fitness trends, sexual health and gender issues, nutrition science, urban planning and the environment.