November 16th, 2013
Internist, mother, spouse, writer, editor, cellist…
Bellevue Hospital, New York, NY.
The speaker for the 3rd annual James McClellan Lecture was Dr. Danielle Ofri. Danielle is the author or editor of six books, several highly acclaimed, which include What Doctors Feel and Medicine in Translation. She contributes commentary on medicine and on the connection between doctors and patients to the New York Times and the Los Angeles Times, among other national publications. These writings have been selected for Best American Essays and Best American Science Writing. Her lectures are renowned for dramatic storytelling. Perhaps her most important gift to us to date has been to make us a witness to what it’s like to be a doctor, a humanist, and a humorist, not to speak of a loving parent and spouse, all while serving some of the most disadvantaged of all Americans—and aspirants to becoming American—under time-pressured stress that’s a match for any that we, her colleagues, might nominate. See http://danielleofri.com.
Video of the lecture: