Developing Empathy–Video

Danielle Ofri discusses empathy, medical errors, teaching medical students, being a role model, the ethics of writing about patients, and her absolute distaste for New York City roaches.
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Danielle Ofri in conversation with Oliver Sack–Video

Full video of Danielle Ofri’s interview of Oliver Sacks is now available. Hear the full conversation, ranging from the ethics of using patients’ stories, to the ins and outs of hallucinations, to the relative merits of Bach versus Beethoven. 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

Literary Publishing at Bellevue Hospital

Watch a video about literary publishing at the oldest public hospital in the country. The Bellevue Literary Review and the Bellevue Literary Press are the first ever literary publishing ventures in a medical center More

Multiculturalism Lecture

Danielle’s lecture on multiculturalism in medicine–“Journeys With Our Patients.” More

A Singularly Intimate Moment

When I published my first book—“Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue”—I got a lot of ribbing from my friends about the title. “Singular Intimacies?” they said. “What’s the book about—French lingerie?” More

“July 1st” : Part Three

Watch the final installment of Danielle reading “July 1st,” the poignant and funny story about the first day of internship. One of the most popular requests of her readings. (From “Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue.” More

“July 1st” : Part Two

Watch Part Two of Danielle reading “July 1st,” the poignant and funny story about the first day of internship. One of the most popular requests of her readings. (From “Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue.” More

“July 1st”: Part One

Watch the video of Danielle reading “July 1st,” the poignant and funny story about the first day of internship. One of the most popular requests of her readings. (From “Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue.” More

Video of “Intensive Care”

Danielle reads the powerful essay “Intensive Care”–about the internal struggles of caregivers. This reading from her book “Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue.” More

C-Span Book TV

Danielle’s reading at Washington DC’s finest independent bookstore–Politics & Prose–was broadcast on C-Span’s Book TV More

Video: “Tools of the Trade”

Watch Danielle Ofri read the moving essay “Tools of the Trade” from her book Incidental Findings. More

“Medicine in Translation” video trailer

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Books by Danielle Ofri

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