Spotlight Event and Reception
Sunday, October 8
(Reception, 7:15–8:45 PM)
Physician, educator, best-selling author, and National Humanities Medalist
As technology transforms how pathologists and other physicians practice medicine, acclaimed humanist Dr. Verghese sees a future that marries medical technology with tradition. Advances in diagnostic testing are telling us more about the patient, but we must remember that behind every medical record and each specimen is the story of a patient who needs our skill and understanding.
Widely published in clinical literature and a noted columnist for the New York Times, Dr. Verghese is the author of three best-selling books. My Own Country, a memoir of his time treating AIDS in rural Tennessee, was a National Book Critics Award finalist. His novel Cutting for Stone topped best-seller lists for two years and was named among “100 Books to Read in a Lifetime.” He is working on a highly anticipated upcoming novel, The Maramon Convention.
Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University.