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Lieutenant Commander Sterek

Name Sterek

Position Assistant Chief Medical Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Vulcan
Age 52

Physical Appearance

Height 5ft 8
Weight 150lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Grey
Physical Description Sterek keeps his hair slightly shorter than most Vulcans of his generation, but aside from this, has no distinguishing characteristics. He has been described as "innocuous-looking".

Family

Spouse T'Zara (deceased)
Children None
Father Tevek (estranged)
Mother Variel (estranged)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family Eddy - cat

Personality & Traits

General Overview Like most Vulcans, Sterek is rational and calm. However, recent evaluations have labelled him as remarkably tolerant and compassionate, sometimes to a fault. He is highly averse to unnecessary violence, and while he will rarely stoop to insubordination, if something disagrees with his principles, he will make his objections known. He displays a willingness to socialize with others that is not often seen in Vulcans, and will occasionally share pictures of his cat, Eddy, in an attempt to build a rapport with others.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: Compassion, determination, idealism
Weaknesses: Stubbornness, occasional arrogance, moral paternalism
Ambitions To leave the galaxy a better place after his death than it was before he was born.
Hobbies & Interests Cats, Suus Mahna, classical music.

Personal History Sterek was born to an ancient and highly traditional clan in Da-Leb province on Vulcan, and grew up with a large extended family.

Following the wishes of his parents, Sterek attended a provincial Medical University before entering Starfleet Academy at the age of 21. Early evaluations marked Sterek as a determined, ambitious, and highly intelligent individual, if not also quite arrogant. He was serving as a medical officer aboard the USS Chrysippus at the time of his wife's death.

In the year 2375, his betrothed mate, T'Zara, shot herself in the head with an unsecured Starfleet firearm shortly before they were due to be married. She had previously implored Sterek to break off their arranged marriage, but Sterek had refused. Rather than declare ritual combat, and risk the death of the woman she loved, T'Zara made a rash and tragic decision whilst experiencing early symptoms of pon farr, and her suicide caused a considerable rift between the two clans.

The loss of his wife changed Sterek's outlook significantly. At his own request, he transferred away from the USS Chrysippus to engage in planet-based and humanitarian services, gaining qualifications and experience in Starfleet Operations. His lobbying of various internal departments to provide greater aid to planets in need and to revise Starfleet policies on issues such as the Cardassian Demilitarized Zone may have hampered his career progression somewhat, but he soon became regarded as an expert on medical logistics in high-conflict zones, as well as refugee camps and internally-displaced populations, and in 2387 was enlisted help with the fallout from the Hobus disaster.

In 2390, during a humanitarian assignment on a non-federation planet referred to as Aidoni, a sudden and unexpected coup by anti-government insurgents resulted in Sterek and his fellow personnel being taken hostage. For the next seventeen days he and twelve others were subjected to torture and mistreatment as part of an effort to persuade the Federation to provide their captors with military aid. Following the successful extraction of the nine survivors by Starfleet, Sterek took an extended leave of absence to recover from the ordeal, which was both physically and psychologically damaging.

On his return to the service, he was assigned to an internal Starfleet policy department to advise on humanitarian issues. He has yet to return to active duty.

Sterek maintains no further contact with his birth family. However, he maintains sporadic contact with his intended in-laws and has on occasion participated in memorial rituals for T'Zara, and in 2391, he obtained a cat.
Service Record 2373-2375: USS Chrysippus, Medical Cadet/Medical Officer
2375-2382: USS Avalgariad, Medical logistics officer
2380-2387: USS Nightingale, Crisis relief support (+various ground locations)
2387-2389: Old Romulus system, emergency response and crisis relief support
2390-2390: USS Nightingale, Chief of medical logistics (+various ground locations)
2391-2393: Medical Policy and Ethics Division, Starfleet Headquarters, Earth
2393-2394: Starbase 65, ACMO


Medical History


2360.11.24
Diagnosis: Ulnar fracture and contusions following a climbing accident.
Treatment: Tissue regeneration. Patient advised to follow correct safety procedures in future.

2374.05.17
Diagnosis: Minor decompression injury following hull breach.
Treatment: Acccelerated hyperbaric therapy.

2390.04.15
Diagnosis: See notes.
Treatment: Light sedation and pain relief administered on arrival. Emergency rehydration, parenteral nutrition, clotting agents and infection control measures administered prior to advanced tissue regeneration program. Patient referred to psychiatric services.

2390.04.15
Diagnosis: Referred to psychiatric services following severe psychological and physical trauma.
Treatment: Preventative crisis counselling.

2390.04.21
Diagnosis: Chronic (asymptomatic) Xenotropic Humanoid Telomerase Accumulation Lentivirus (XHdTA)
Treatment: Indefinite course of retrovirals, administered every three months. Patient has been counselled with regards to infection control measures and self-administration of treatment.

2390.10.03
Diagnosis: Post-traumatic stress disorder.
Treatment: Sedation, intelligent serotonin reuptake inhibitors and cortisone stabilizers, observation, referral to telepathic specialist. Discharged 2390.12.31.

2393.05.17
Diagnosis: Nutrition disorder related to psychiatric history
Treatment: Intelligent serotonin reuptake inhibitors, referral to dietician and counselling.