Dr David Galler is an intensive care specialist and an author. He works both in intensive care and also outside of ICU as part of the emergency response team. He deals daily with critically ill and critically injured people, with organ support, with resuscitation and on-going support and palliative care. He works at Middlemore Hospital in South Auckland and recently took a year’s leave in Samoa, volunteering in the local hospital among other things. He is also, along with Glenn Colquhoun and a group of other medical professionals, part of the medicine stories project.