hristopher Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., is the author of Death Is But a Dream: Finding Hope and Meaning at Life’s End. He is the CEO and chief medical officer at Hospice Buffalo. Born and raised in Toronto, Kerr earned his MD as well as a PhD in neurobiology and completed his residency in internal medicine at the University of Rochester. For more information, please visit www.drchristopherkerr.com. This is an excerpt from Death is But a Dream, by Christopher Kerr, M.D., Ph.D., and Carine Mardorossian, Ph.D. Published by permission of Avery, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House, LLC.