Hey, I am Mikka
Mikka. Fæddur á Íslandi. Unapologetically American, spent about as much time in Germany as he did in the US, though.
If you came here for the weird shit, I have you covered.
Former Combat Medic, flight paramedic, humanitarian aid coordinator with the International Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies.
I was born the year the words “ACE Inhibitor,” “biomarker,” “reactive arthritis,” “trauma center,” “timolol,” “naltrexone,” and “adrenoleukodystrophy” made it into Merriam Webster, meaning I was pretty much meant to do what I do. I will probably be mad at you, if you point out that “deep throat” also entered the dictionary that year (because of Watergate, get your head out of the gutter).
Massive(!) fascination with werewolf lore and mythology, as well as the mythology of the Wild Hunt, both examples of independent cross-cultural anthropological developments.
Jumps out of perfectly good airplanes for fun and sometimes for work.
The perfect first date is a mix of “things I found in a patient’s rectum” and “if I could carry concealed only one handgun for the rest of my life, it’d be a…”
Since 2010 Intensive Care and Critical Care specialist with a thing for fungi and protozoa but not opposed to bacteria and viruses, either. I take antibiotic stewardship probably too far.
Trained to be a cook once, but that didn’t last. Also wrote code, worked as a bouncer, drove logging trucks, and got a degree in Psychology. Doesn’t believe in singular callings.
Fighting since 2018 to have his name legally changed to “Mikka, MD,” still on a losing streak that might end in 2025, if all go®es well.
Wrote a book on critical flight care that maybe six people read.
Important: I will never ask you for donations. These are covered by grants and NGO. Any fundraisers are 100% fakes, please let me know if you find them (they crop up every once in a while).
Anything I write here is my own and are my opinions. I am neither paid nor otherwise encouraged to have a specific outlook on things, I do not monetize my online presence in any form. My employer and the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, neither endorse nor care what I think.