About Barton Gratt
Dr. Barton Gratt is an avid poker player and a serious student of the game. He has won numerous poker tournaments in Washington State, plus a major Texas Hold’em Poker Championship in Reno, Nevada. With growing confidence, Dr. Gratt began writing stories for Poker Digest Magazine, Card Player Magazine, and the periodical Northwest Fun and Games. Dr. Gratt has taught a course entitled, “Poker for Fun and Profit” at the University of Washington’s Experimental College. Previously, Dr. Gratt has written a poker column for Card Player Magazine entitled, “Dear Acey.”
Dr. Gratt was employed, on a part-time basis, as a Proposition Poker Player at the Tulalip Casino, in Marysville, Washington, as reported in his book, Paid To Play Poker. Being employed as a Proposition Poker Player allowed Dr. Gratt to collect live-action poker data. Paid to Play Poker was Dr. Gratt’s second poker book, published in 2005, following by his first poker book, Poker Stories with Winning Lessons, published in 2002.
In addition, Barton M. Gratt, DDS, PhD, is Professor Emeritus from UCLA and a Board Certified Oral Maxillo-Facial Radiologist. As an undergraduate, he attended UC Berkeley, followed by the UCLA School of Dentistry (’71). He later obtained a PhD from the University of Bergen in Norway. He has published over 100 scientific articles in peer reviewed scientific journals. Dr. Gratt is also Past-President of the American Board of Oral Maxillo-Facial Radiology. Upon retirement from UCLA, Dr. Gratt now maintains an active Oral Radiology consulting practice from his home in Redmond, Washington.