As many long-time readers know, I spent several months trying to chase down Dr. Ernesto Andrade for an interview while writing the Bogota book, but only got a couple of minutes with one of his surgical interns – who was fairly dismissive.. Despite repeated requests, phone calls and emails were not returned.
Several months ago, I was contacted by Dr. Andrade on LinkedIn, the professional networking site, and he asked if I would interview him. I was pleased, and explained that I would be in Colombia soon – and would be happy to talk to him (and gave the date when I would arrive.) Now after repeated emails, and even an office visit – it looks like I am getting the same run around.
Often when I fail to make contact with someone I would like to interview – I chalk it up to missed / miscommunication (maybe staff never forwarded messages, etc.) but this is clearly something else entirely.
So while I apologize to the many readers who have asked for more information about Dr. Andrade – there is little more that I can do at this point.