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February 1, 2017 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
“When Breath Becomes Air”
A Conversation with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi
For our first Narrative Medicine Rounds in 2017, we welcome Dr. Lucy Kalanithi to the Columbia University Medical Center for a Q&A conversation with the Program in Narrative Medicine’s Creative Director Nellie Hermann.
Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, MD, FACP, is an internal medicine physician and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine in Palo Alto, CA. She completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency at the University of California-San Francisco, and a postdoctoral fellowship training in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center.
Dr. Kalanithi is the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of The New York Times bestselling memoir, When Breath Becomes Air, for which she wrote the epilogue. At the cross-section of her career as a medical professional and her personal experience standing alongside her husband during his life, diagnosis, treatment, and death, Dr. Kalanithi has special interests in healthcare value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and end-of-life care. She has appeared on PBS NewsHour, NPR Morning Edition, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and been interviewed for People, NPR, and The New York Times. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Elizabeth Acadia.