Incidental Findings

In Singular Intimacies, which the New England Journal of Medicine said captured the ‘essence of becoming and being a doctor,’ Danielle Ofri led us into the hectic, constantly challenging world of big-city medicine. In Incidental Findings, she’s finished her training and is learning through practice to become a more rounded healer. The book opens with a dramatic tale of the tables being turned on Dr. Ofri: She’s had to shed the precious white coat and credentials she worked so hard to earn and enter her own hospital as a patient. She experiences the real ‘slight prick and pressure’ of a long needle as well as the very real sense of invasion and panic that routinely visits her patients.

Read an excerpt–“Torment,”–from Incidental Findings.

Watch Danielle read the dramatic tale “Tools of the Trade” from Incidental Findings (or read the essay here.)


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“Ofri’s thoughtful and honest second book…is equal parts The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat and Kitchen Confidential.”

New York Times Book Review

“Exceptional series of introspective essays…. Good writing + good doctor = good reading.”


“Ofri has enough faith in her patients, her profession, and herself to tell it all.”

New England Journal of Medicine


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