David B. Pomfret was born in Somerset, Massachusetts, educated at Stonehill College and received his MD at University College, Dublin of the National University of Ireland. He is married to Anna Rafferty, also a physician, and have four children and eight grandchildren. They both enjoy skiing, sailing and travel. They both had private practices in the greater Boston area and continue to serve as Clinical Associate Professors on the faculty of Tufts University School of Medicine for the past 32 years. The Pomfrets' reside in Bartlett, New Hampshire and Jamestown, Rhode Island since their return from Tanzania. They hope to return to Tanzania three months each year to continue their service to the medical school at Tumaini University, Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, in Moshi, Tanzania. They both enjoy their beloved grandchildren to whom this book is dedicated.
Dr. Pomfret is a board certified Internist-Cardiologist who has given numerous talks about Tanzania and the medical school at Kilimanjaro Christian Medical Center. He has served as a visiting professor in South America and in Africa where he was the director of Post Graduate Medicine and Research at Tumaini University. He is the author of numerous publications since his days as a medical student.