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About the Author

Dr. Christopher Kolker
Primary and Palliative Care Physician
Yale-New Haven Health System

Graduating Phi Beta Kappa from Rhodes College in 1991 and the University of Oklahoma School of Medicine in 1996, Christopher Kolker, MD, completed his Family Medicine residency at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City in 1999. Subsequently, he earned additional qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Through further studies, he became boarded in Complementary and Alternative Medicine in 2005.

Dr. Kolker now works at the Yale-New Haven Health System, where he does both primary care and palliative medicine. He holds clinical appointments at the Yale University School of Nursing and Quinnipiac University’s Netter School of Medicine. Furthermore, he is a clinical instructor for the University of Connecticut School of Medicine.

He has written the books Christian Medicine (2016) and Christian Medicine and Pain (2021). He has also written over 100 articles in the field of philately, specializing in German history. He lives in Connecticut with his wife Hai and his two sons, Joseph and Christian.

Published Pieces

A valley of red flowers

Our Unbeknownst Legacy

A palliative care physician reflects on the recent passing of his father and the many patients he has encountered in the midst of their suffering, all in the light of Christ's redemption.

Dr. Christopher Kolker
Dec 16, 2021
Flowers in the desert

Against Euthanasia

Christ's Passion teaches us that suffering and death have meaning and that God values life in all its possibilities and conclusions.

Dr. Christopher Kolker
Apr 15, 2021