Mary T. Newport, M.D. grew up in Cincinnati, Ohio, attended Xavier University and University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. She trained in Pediatrics at Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Cincinnati, and in Neonatology, the care of sick and premature newborns, at Medical University Hospital in Charleston, SC. She has practiced in Florida since 1983 and has served as founding medical director for two newborn intensive care units and is currently in full-time practice as a neonatologist in the Tampa Bay area. Dr. Newport has been married to Steve Newport since 1972 and they have 2 daughters, and a grandson. She wrote an article, “What If There Was a Cure for Alzheimer’s Disease and No One Knew?” relaying her research into a dietary intervention that produces mild ketosis that may benefit persons with Alzheimer’s and other neurodegenerative diseases. Her book was released in September 2011 from Basic Health Publications, Inc. (www.basichealthpub.com): "Alzheimer's Disease: What If There Was a Cure? The Story of Ketones". The 2nd edition will be available at the end of April 2013.