Born and raised in New York City, Dr. Judy Salz earned her AB in psychology from Barnard College, Columbia University and received her M.D. from the Woman’s Medical College of Pennsylvania in 1969. She completed her internship and residency in internal medicine at Montefiore Hospital in the Bronx, then moved west for a fellowship in adolescent medicine at Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles. She joined the Southern California Permanente Medical Group and practiced internal medicine there as a partner from 1972-2001. After retiring from primary care, she moved to Las Vegas. She is a member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American College of Physicians. Only partially retired, Judy is currently active in clinical research.

After a 30-year career in medicine, while raising a child as a single parent, it’s not surprising that the unstructured tranquility of retirement proved challenging for Judy. Oil painting and performing as a member of the Las Vegas Master Singers – the chorus-in-residence of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, only partially filled the void, so when her daughter suggested, half-jokingly, that she forego shopping to write a book, Judy leapt to the task.

The result, published in November, 2017, is Judy’s first novel, “Worthy,” an inspirational novel exploring how faith and the spirituality of friendship contribute to achieving inner peace. As one reviewer has written, “Persistence, faith and serendipity work together to help three friends find their own fulfillment, as well as the fulfillment of one of mankind’s fondest dreams.”

Judy is currently working on her second novel.

“Worthy” is available at Amazon.com.