Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD
Clinical Professor of Medicine of NYU School of Medicine
Danielle Ofri MD, PhD is one of the foremost voices in the medical world today, speaking passionately about the doctor-patient relationship and bringing humanity back to health care. She is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, as well as a clinical professor of medicine at NYU School of Medicine.
Her newest book is “When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error”.
Danielle Ofri is the author of five other books about life in medicine:
- What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine.
- Medicine in Translation
- What Patients Say; What Doctors Hear
- Incidental Findings
- Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue
She was also editor of a medical textbook—The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine—which won a Best Medical Textbook award.
Danielle Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times, the Lancet, the New England Journal of Medicine, and Slate Magazine about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. Her articles have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, CNN and on National Public Radio.
Her writings have been selected twice for Best American Essays and also for Best American Science Writing. She has received the McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.” She is also the recipient of this year’s National Humanism in Medicine Medal from the Gold Foundation.
Danielle Ofri has given TED talks on Deconstructing Perfection and Fear: A Necessary Emotion, and has also performed stories for the Moth. She is featured in the upcoming documentary: “Why Doctors Write.”
In lieu of going to the gym, she spend most evenings wrestling with the Bach cello suites, routinely bested by a guy who’s been dead for 270 years.
She strives for a serene, uncluttered life of Zen, but has teenagers instead.