Susan Adelman

Susan Hershberg Adelman MD is a pediatric surgeon well known for her writing. She also is an artist and a silversmith.

Born in Rochester, New York, Dr. Adelman majored in geology at the University of Michigan. There she married Martin Adelman, now Professor of Intellectual Property Law at George Washington University. She graduated from Wayne State University School of Medicine, did her internship and surgery residency at Henry Ford Hospital and a Pediatric Surgery fellowship at Children's Hospital of Michigan.

One of the pioneer women in her field, Dr. Adelman practiced pediatric surgery for almost 30 years. She was the first woman President of the Wayne County Medical Society and of the Michigan State Medical Society. She was elected to the American Medical Association Council of Medical Service, then to the AMA Board of Trustees. She held multiple chairmanships and board positions, and received several prestigious awards.

Dr. Adelman was Editor of the Detroit Medical News for 17 years and wrote a popular monthly column in AMNews for 10 years. She wrote over 50 articles, over 300 columns and editorials, scientific papers, book chapters and short stories.

Her book, The Rebel: A Biography of Ram Jethmalani, was about a legendary Indian lawyer and senior member of the Indian Parliament. After Saturday Comes Sunday was inspired by her friendship with the 92 year old Chaldean matriarch Norma Hakim. It was love for Norma and her family that stimulated this book.

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After Saturday Comes Sunday

ISBN: 978-1-4632-3904-6
Starting with the biographical story of a 92 year old Chaldean woman from northern Iraq and a biography of a Kurdish Jewish woman now living in Israel, Adelman writes about the history of Christians and Jews in the Middle East. Their languages, dialects of the 3000 year old Aramaic language, are under threat, and their homelands continuously threatened by war.