Avir Mitra MD is an artistic spirit trapped in a scientific mind. Before becoming an ER physician-in-training at Mount Sinai Beth Israel, he toured the world as the singer and songwriter of his band Bamboo Shoots. Avir also produces health/science radio stories for NPR programs such as the Pulse, Radiolab and Here and Now. He was the president of his medical school, conducted research in molecular biology, and at some point graduated from Brown University. In his spare time, Avir enjoys 90’s R&B, self-help books, and protein.