From cartilage to carburetors: Sonny Bal, MD, treats classic cars

By Peter Pollack

Given the stresses of the profession, it’s understandable that many orthopaedic surgeons have hobbies that are far removed from the operating room, but others have it in their nature to continue tinkering.

When B. Sonny Bal, MD, heads home from his day job, he looks forward to wrenches, grease, and vacuum hoses. His pastime is restoring old cars, especially Ford muscle cars from the 1960s.

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