Poetry and Medicine Symposium

Danielle Ofri will be speaking alongside Rafael Campo and others at the Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Saturday May 6th 8 am to 5 pm Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Register here Conference includes screening of the documentary “Why Doctors Write.” More

Poetry and Medicine Symposium

Danielle Ofri will be speaking alongside Rafael Campo and others at the Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Saturday May 6th 8 am to 5 pm Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Register here More

Poetry and Medicine Symposium

Danielle Ofri will be speaking alongside Rafael Campo and others at the Hippocrates Symposium on Poetry and Medicine. Saturday May 6th 8 am to 5 pm Harvard Medical School Boston, MA Register here Conference includes screening of the documentary “Why Doctors Write.” More

WNYC Interview at New York Public Library

A conversation between Danielle Ofri and Mary Harris, host of WNYC’s Only Human podcast. In NYPL’s beautiful 53rd Street library, Danielle and Mary discuss how doctors and patients communicate (or don’t!)   More

McGill News review of “What Patients Say,What Doctors Hear”

Many physicians struggle to treat their patients while adhering to their very tight schedules. What happens when there’s a huge disconnect in this very intimate relationship? More

Review by Terri Schlichenmeyer

This is the book you want to read in the waiting room at your next doctor’s appointment. It’s the one you’ll want to take to the next medical conference. In both cases, it could make a difference: With “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear,” it’s your listening skills you’ll be examining. More

C-Span Book TV

The book launch for “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” was broadcast on C-Span’s Book TV. Watch Danielle’s discussion and reading from NYC’s legendary Strand Bookstore. More

Bellevue Auxiliary

The Bellevue Auxiliary is a century-old humanitarian organization that provides “whatever it takes” to improve the experience of patients. From childcare services to research funds to transportation to smoking cessation programs to outdoor garden to the World Trade Center clinic, the Bellevue Auxiliary has been there to help. Danielle Ofri will be speaking at the … More

Gaps in Coverage from GOP’s Health Plan Can be Deadly

When patients get “lost to follow-up”—for whatever reason—their health status plummets. Often times the damage wrought by gaps in care and inconsistent access is permanent. When was the last time that a president of the United States deliberately put so many Americans in harm’s way? More

Town & Village review of “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear”

“My argument is that the doctor-patient conversation is the most important diagnostic tool. What the patient’s telling you is the most important data, more than the MRI, the blood tests, the X-rays.”
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Interview on WBYU Radio

Danielle is interviewed by Julie Rose for WBYU Radio about the challenges of being “heard” when you go to the doctor. Whose “fault” is it? How can it be improved? More

UK Spectator: How to improve bedside manners

Some will always see the doctor-patient exchange as a fluffy appendage to ‘real medicine’. But if Ofri’s book succeeds in easing the passage from ‘presenting complaint’ into open conversation, informative for and complementary to further technical interventions, that would be very good news for both the doctor and the patient. More

How to Stay Centered

Michael Seng interviews Danielle about how to stay centered in a chaotic world, how to stay open to serendipity, and how to open up and care deeply for others without losing yourself. More

St. Louis Post-Dispatch on “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear”

“What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear” is not so much a how-to guide, but a convincing argument for why good communication is at the heart of good medical care. More

Danielle Ofri at the Strand

See Danielle speak at New York City’s legendary Strand Bookstore More

Books by Danielle Ofri

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