Richard Cheu is an author, ordained deacon and hospital chaplain in the Archdiocese of New York, stress-management consultant, and caregiver. He provides pastoral counseling at Bellevue Hospital, the Visiting Nurse Service inpatient hospice, and other New York City medical facilities. He formerly was a neurophysiologist and Emergency Medical Technician. An undergraduate research fellow in embryology at Stanford University, he received a B.A. degree in Biological Sciences, and an M.A. in biology with a specialization in endocrinology at the University of Oregon. He received a M.B.A. at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management at Northwestern University.