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Danielle Ofri

When Danielle Ofri, M.D., Ph.D., isn’t seeing patients at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country, she’s writing about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for the New York Times and other publications. She’s a founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary journal to arise in a medical center. She is the author of four books about the world of medicine: What Doctors Feel, Medicine in Translation, Incidental Findings, and Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue.

Danielle spoke on Deconstructing Perfection at TEDMED and is featured in Ken Browne’s upcoming documentary “Why Doctors Write.” She lives with several unfinished novels in various states of disrepair under her bed, three kids, an aging lab-mutt, and the forever challenges of the cello in a singularly intimate Manhattan-sized apartment.