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Gerry Yukevich (pen name Ivan Cox) grew up near Pittsburgh in Steubenville, Ohio. He went to Kiski School, Princeton University, and the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He finished his medical training in Boston at the N.E. Deaconess Hospital and received his M.P.H. from the Harvard School of Public Health. For twenty years, he practiced emergency medicine at Boston area hospitals and pursued literary and theatrical interests in the city.
Gerry was the publisher of Alpha-Bête, a free-form art sheet, and he founded The Buster-Scimitar Garden and Grotto Theater, which specialized in performing European farce and original American plays. During this period he served intermittently as a ship's doctor in the Caribbean and the Pacific.
He moved with his wife Martha and their daughter Anna to Martha's Vineyard in 1995. He has practiced medicine on the island ever since, while writing novels, farces, and screenplays. He is a longtime supporter of the MV Playhouse, and every June 16 he acts in Arts and Society's "Bloomsday Pageant." Gerry/Ivan's essays, reviews and doggerel appear periodically in the Vineyard Gazette and the MV Times.
Finalist in the 2022 Boston Screenplay Awards & the Reno-Tahoe Screenwriting Contest
A beautiful young artist is found lifeless on a Martha's Vineyard Beach.
Police diagnosis: Suicide overdose. Her shrink disagrees and sets
out to catch her killer.
Death Dose: the novel - to be published 2024