Bio

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Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in country. She writes about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for the New York Times, and other publications. Her lectures to medical and general audiences are renowned for her use of dramatic stories (and avoidance of PowerPoint).

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

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.

Danielle is the author of four books about the world of medicine:
*What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine
*Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patient
*Incidental Findings: Lessons from my Patients in the Art of Medicine
*Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue

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 doctor-patient communication, 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, loyal lab-mutt, and the forever challenges of the cello in a singularly intimate Manhattan-sized apartment.

Danielle Ofri books

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