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The Family Business: Sons Becoming Doctors, Like Their Father

The Family Business: Sons Becoming Doctors, Like Their Father

The Family BusinessFrom time to time, we talk with Houstonians who have followed in previous generations’ footsteps about the opportunities and challenges inherent in going into the family business.

Today, Maggie Martin talks with a father, Dr. Yochai Birnbaum, a professor of medicine in cardiology at Baylor College of Medicine, and his two sons, Itamar and Gilad Birnbaum, both of which are in — or heading into — the medical field.

TELL US YOUR STORY: If you chose to go into the same profession as someone else in your family tell us about it at: talk@houstonmatters.org.

Family Business Series
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The Family Business: Son Follows His Dad into Medicine (Houston Matters, April 16, 2015)

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Michael Hagerty

Michael HagertyMichael Hagerty is the Senior Producer for Houston Matters. He has a degree in journalism from Abilene Christian University and has served as news director for NPR and PBS stations around Texas and The West, including: KUNR-FM in Reno, Nev.; KNPB-TV in Reno, Nev.; and KWBU-TV/FM in Waco, Texas. He got his start on the air as a college student hosting Morning Edition at KACU-FM in Abilene, Texas. A native of the Chicago area and an avid Cubs fan, Michael spent four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.View all posts by Michael Hagerty →