Dr. Nat Pernick is the son of Larry and Anne Pernick, graduates of Central High School. He attended Oak Park and Southfield public schools, earned a BS in Mathematics from Wayne State University, Medical and Law degrees from the University of Michigan, and did an AP/CP residency and Surgical Pathology fellowship at Wayne State. He paid his way through school working as a computer programmer for soil engineering companies, clinical laboratories, The University of Michigan, Blue Cross and the National Institutes of Health. Afterwards, he started a law practice, serving as Special Assistant Attorney General under Frank Kelley, Jennifer Granholm and Michael Cox. He began his “calling” as an activist in the 1970’s, working on recycling, alternative energy and opposition to nuclear power. As a medical student, he campaigned against sleep deprivation during medical training. In the late 1980’s, he began 6 years of service on the Oakland County Community Mental Health Services Board. In 2001, he started PathologyOutlines.com, a free online textbook for the pathology community, supported by advertising. In 2003, he started The Detroit College Promise, with the goal of restoring the greatness of the Detroit Public Schools and the City of Detroit with a universal place-based scholarship program based on the Kalamazoo Promise. Currently, he writes about how cancer arises based on the Laws of Complexity and Self-Organization, and studies the threats to the fundamentals of American society.
Founder & President of PathologyOutlines.com, Inc.