I’ve never met another Basil, much less someone who shares my last name. There is, in fact, another Basil Considine out there – Dr. Basil Considine, Jr., MD, to be precise. I’m a musician; he’s a leading researcher in radiation oncology and rectal cancer. He is also the reason that I’ve twice been asked by the National Science Foundation (much to my surprise) to review various studies. Sadly, it would be unethical (and a bit deceitful) for me to take them up on their offer at this stage in my career. I do teach at the Boston Medical Center and BU Medical Campus, but my study of medicine is more of the armchair observer.
If you should happen to see this, Dr. Basil, drop me an email – I would be more than happy to point the NSF in the right direction when they next come calling.