Anatoly Belilovsky was born in what is now Ukraine and learned English from Star Trek reruns. He worked his way through a US college by teaching Russian while majoring in chemistry, and has, for the past 25 years, been a pediatrician in New York, in a practice where English is the fourth most commonly spoken language..
He is currently eligible for the John W. Campbell Award for best new science fiction or fantasy writer whose first work of science fiction or fantasy was published in a professional publication in the previous two years.
Anatoly Belilovsky's Campbell-qualifying work:
Gifts of the Magi in Nature, Dec 2011.
Please see below for links to other publications; note that "A J Barr" is a collaborative pseudonym.