William Lynes, MD is a 65 year old (born 1953), retired Stanford trained urologist, author and speaker. He was born in San Diego and attended the University of California San Diego, obtaining a BA in Biology. Here he met and married his wife Patrice. Dr. Lynes attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston Texas, obtained a medical degree and was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honorary medical society. A urologic internship and residency was completed at Stanford University Medical Center. He practiced general urology for 16 years at Kaiser Permanente in Riverside California and is board certified by the American Board of Urology.
Since retirement in 2003, Dr. Lynes has written primarily fiction. First this involved short stories, and then full length fiction novels. In addition, he is an active speaker and advocate for physician burnout and suicide.
His wife and he live in Temecula, California.