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Shelley Kolton, MD


Shelley Kolton, MD

Shelley Kolton, MD co-founded the first all-women OB/GYN practice in New York City in 1980. As a physician, she has appeared as a medical contributor on news shows such as the "MacNeil/Lehrer Report" and ABC News, among others. Dr. Kolton was also a medical consultant for a number of television series during the 1990s. She collaborated on --- and wrote the foreword for --- THE NEXT NINE MONTHS: A Guide to Your Body After Giving Birth (Penguin) and has been published in several prestigious medical journals. BRAIN STORM is her first book.

She lives in New York City with her wife, two of her three daughters and, until recently, her beloved Pit Bull, Gracie.

Shelley Kolton, MD

Books by Shelley Kolton, MD

by Shelley Kolton, MD - Memoir, Nonfiction

In BRAIN STORM, Dr. Shelley Kolton tells the story of a childhood marked by unimaginable abuse and the distinct parts her brain created to hold those memories and protect her. She balanced the demands of medicine, marriage and family as new parts --- each one requiring her attention and care --- emerged while grueling therapy sessions consumed her days and nights. After 12 torturous years, she finally accepted that the alters colliding inside her brain had, in truth, saved her. Kolton, often using emails and text messages written by her alters, mixed with her own journal entries, paints an honest, intimate and at times humorous portrait of a woman living with dissociative identity disorder (DID), managing the inhabitants of her own creation.