Podcast: Listen to the Patient!

Danielle is interviewed by Joe Elia from the New England Journal of Medicine about her new book, “What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear.” More

Danielle Ofri discusses Oliver Sacks on NPR’s ‘Science Friday’

Danielle Ofri discusses Oliver Sack’s memoir “On the Move” with Maria Popova and Annie Minoff on NPR’s Science Friday. More

Danielle Ofri on NPR’s ‘Only Human’

Danielle Ofri joins host Mary Harris of “Only Human” to share doctors’ confessions. In this case, Danielle “confesses” what it was like to be a patient. More

Interview about Technology and Medicine

Danielle Ofri talks about how technology is mixing with medicine. Everything from electronic medical records to home fitness monitors to how emotions can dominate even the most advanced technology. More

Radio Interview about emotions in medicine

Danielle Ofri speaks about doctors, patients, and the emotions that flow between…. More

Keeping Perspective on Ebola

Irrational fears are highly contagious, and there’s no vaccine for that. So just like in the hospital, we need to use universal precautions. Be skeptical of hype. Get your facts from reliable sources and keep things in perspective. More

History & Physical podcast series

Danielle Ofri discusses preserving empathy as a medical student, how she started writing, the role of narrative medicine, and the consequences of algorithmic medicine. More

BBC Radio

Danielle Ofri is interviewed by BBC News about her book “What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine.” (Danielle is a secret BBC groupie, so was especially thrilled to be on this show) More

NPR Interview with Brian Lehrer: Empathy for “Undesirable” Patients

Doctors have notorious contempt for alcoholics, drug addicts, and morbidly obese patients, and they often make little effort to conceal it. By unspoken rules, these patients are considered fair game for jokes by medical personnel at all levels. Hospital slang for such patients reflects not just disgust but also anger and resentment. More

Danielle Ofri on NPR’s ‘The Takeaway’

Danielle Ofri is interviewed by NPR’s John Hockenberry on ‘The Takeaway’ about whether medical school makes students jaded and bitter. More

Doctors’ Suicide discussed on NPR

What happens it’s the doctor who commits suicide? Sadly, physicians–as a group–have a higher suicide rate than other professionals. Here’s the story of one doctor and the effects of his death on his student. More

NPR Interview–Why Would Anyone Become a Doctor?

Danielle Ofri speaks on Minnesota Public Radio about why  would anyone choose to become a doctor. Hear the story now. More

NPR: Medical Translation

Danielle is featured on an NPR story about medical translation in hospitals. In this photo she is using a special “language phone” with two handsets. She and the patient can speak to each other directly, with a remote interpreter providing simultaneous translation. (photo from WNYC website). Listen here: More

Leonard Lopate Show WNYC

Listen to Danielle Ofri interviewed by Leonard Lopate on WNYC FM 93.9 about her book “Medicine in Translation” and the ins and outs of medical care in America today. More

A Conversation with Alan Alda and Frank Stella

Danielle Ofri had the honor of appearing with Alan Alda, Frank Stella, Paula Scher, and Nobel Laureate Gunter Blobel in a panel discussion at Rockefeller University. The topic was “Compelled to Create.” More

Books by Danielle Ofri

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