Seven Stories Press

Works of Radical Imagination

David Hilfiker

Physician and writer DAVID HILFIKER, MD, has committed his life to social justice in the practice of his two professions and authored the book Urban Injustice: How Ghettos Happen. In 1983, after seven years as a rural physician in northeastern Minnesota, he moved to Washington, D.C. to practice medicine in the center of the city at Christ House, a medical recovery shelter for homeless men, where he and his family also lived. In 1990, he cofounded Joseph’s House, a community and hospice for formerly homeless men dying with AIDS. He lived there for three years, and continues to work there today.