Deepthiman Gowda, MD, MPH, MS is an Associate Professor of Medicine at Columbia University’s College of Physicians and Surgeons and practices general internal medicine. Dr. Gowda serves as Course Director of Foundations of Clinical Medicine, Chair of the Fundamentals Curriculum Committee, and Director of Clinical Practice in the Narrative Medicine Program. He also serves on the New York City Board of Health. To date, Dr. Gowda’s efforts have focused on care to underserved communities, clinical skills education, interprofessional education, and narrative medicine. In 2015, he was chosen as a Macy Faculty Scholar and is currently working with a team to study the impact of implementing Narrative Medicine activities into clinical settings.