About

photo credit: Joon Park

photo credit: Joon Park

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in country, and associate professor of medicine at NYU. She writes about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for the New York Times, and other publications.

Danielle is co-founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary journal to arise from a medical setting.

She is the author of a collection of books about the world of medicine.

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  • singular-intimacies-cover
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  • medicine-in-translation-cover
  • intensive-care-cover
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Her newest book, What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear,” will be published by Beacon Press in January 2017.

Danielle’s lectures to medical and general audiences are renowned for her use of dramatic stories (and avoidance of PowerPoint). Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and on CNN.com and National Public Radio.

Her essays have been selected by Stephen Jay Gould, Oliver Sacks, and Susan Orlean for Best American Essays (twice) and Best American Science Writing. She is the recipient of the John P. McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.”

Danielle is currently working on a book about medical error, while several unfinished novels in various states of disrepair gather prime New-York-City dust under her bed. Ofri lives with her husband, three children, aging lab-mutt, and the forever challenges of the cello in a singularly intimate Manhattan-sized apartment. (You can contact Danielle here.)

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