About

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is one of the foremost voices in the medical world today, shining an unflinching light on the realities of healthcare and speaking passionately about the doctor-patient relationship.

She writes about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for the New York Times, Slate Magazine, 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.

Danielle’s lectures to medical and general audiences are renowned for her use of dramatic stories (and avoidance of PowerPoint). 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 has received the McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.”  She is also the recipient of the 2020 National Humanism in Medicine Medal from the Gold Foundation.

Danielle Ofri has given TED talks on Deconstructing Perfection and Fear: A Necessary Emotion, and has also performed stories for the Moth. She is featured in the upcoming documentary: “Why Doctors Write.”

In lieu of going to the gym, she spend most evenings wrestling with the Bach cello suites, routinely bested by a guy who’s been dead for 270 years.

She strives for a serene, uncluttered life of Zen, but has teenagers instead.

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