Known as Mona Morstein in the Sherlockian world of devoted Sherlock Holmes fans, and Dr. Morstein as one of North America’s leading naturopathic practitioners, the author equally excels in medical and literary realms.
Dr. Morstein has been a naturopathic doctor for nearly two decades. She earned a Summa Cum Laude BS in Foods and Nutrition from Arizona State University in 1984. She graduated from National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1988, where she was class speaker at graduation. She then did a year’s residency at NCNM in Family Practice.
After her residency, Dr. Morstein moved to Great Falls, Montana. Having attained a respectable position in the field of naturopathic medicine, in 2002 she was asked to join Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine in Tempe, Arizona. Dr. Morstein is Chair of Nutrition at SCNM. She teaches three nutrition courses and is the professor for gastroenterology. She also supervises students seeing patients at Southwest Naturopathic Medical Center, the out-patient clinic associated with the school, and has a small private practice of 16 hours a week. Her web site: http://www.drmonamorstein.com
A frequent lecturer in the United States and Canada on diabetes and gastroenterology, she has appeared on regional and national TV programs.
She became hooked on Sherlockian literature in 1996, and her first book, published in 2000 by Galde Press, was The Childhood of Sherlock Holmes, critically acclaimed for its originality, classical 19th century literary style, and for providing answers about the events that helped mold Sherlock Holmes into the world’s most famous detective.
The author has an eclectic background. She has bungee-jumped, parachuted, scuba-dived, and earned a karate black belt in Japan. She hikes, is a bibliophile, and a member of HOUNDS email group.