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Robert J. Cihak, M.D., was born in Yankton, South Dakota. He received his Bachelor's Degree from the University of Notre Dame, Indiana, where he studied under the philosopher Eric Voegelin. He earned an M.D. degree at Harvard Medical School (1962-66), and did postgraduate medical training and academic work as a surgical intern at Stanford Medical Center (1966-67), diagnostic radiology resident at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston (1967-70) and Assistant Professor of Radiology, U. New Mexico Medical School, Albuquerque, (1970-71). He then practiced diagnostic radiology in Aberdeen Washington until his retirement in 1994.

Dr. Cihak then became more deeply involved with public policy issues. He is a regular columnist for NewsMax.com and JewishWorldReview.com, and his articles have been published by the Washington Times, Orange County Register, The Seattle Times, WorldNetDaily.com, Sacramento Bee, Birmingham Alabama Post-Herald, Heritage Foundation, Richmond Times-Dispatch, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, The British Journal of Medicine, Western Journal of Medicine, and distributed to over 400 newspapers by the Scripps-Howard News Service. He's also served as Contributing Editor, Radiation, Science, and Health, Inc. (RSH), Worcester MA, Low Level Radiation Health Effects: Compiling the Data.

Dr. Cihak's affiliations include:
Board Member and Senior Fellow, Discovery Institute, Seattle WA,
Past President, 2000-2001, Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS), Tucson AZ. Board Member, Doctors for Disaster Preparedness, Tucson AZ. Academic Advisor and Founding Board Member, Evergreen Freedom Foundation, Olympia, WA. Founding National Advisory Board Member, Eric Voegelin Institute for American Renaissance Studies, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge Louisiana. Member, Philadelphia Society