Danielle Ofri

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Danielle Ofri

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

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1993 — New York Univeristy School of Medicine, Medical Education

Research Summary

Danielle Ofri is the author of three books about life in medicine, with a special focus on the doctor-patient relationship. 1. "Medicine in Translation: Journeys with My Patients" 2. "Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue" 3. "Incidental Findings: Lessons in the Art of Medicine." Her writings have appeared in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, on CNN.com and on National Public Radio. Her work has been anthologized in The Best American Essays 2002 and 2005, as well as The Best American Science Writing 2003. She is the recipient of the 2005 McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for "pre-eminent contributions to medical communication."

Dr. Ofri is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Bellevue Literary Review (www.BLReview.org), the first literary magazine based in a hospital. The Bellevue Literary Review publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that touch upon relationships to the human body, health, healing, illness and disease.

Dr. Ofri uses poetry and fiction when she teaches medical students and residents.

She is also Associate Chief Editor of The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine. This textbook is a collaborative effort of the faculty of the Bellevue Medical Clinic, and was awarded Best Medical Textbook of 2001 by the American Medical Writers Association.

Dr. Ofri received her PhD in Pharmacology from NYU. She worked with Dr. Eric Simon on the biochemistry and signal transduction of opiate receptors. She is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College in Boston.

Research Interests

Literature and Medicine

The marathon of diabetes
Ofri, Danielle
2015-06-01; 1474-547x,Lancet - id: 1602962, year: 2015 Journal Article

The Passion and the Peril: Storytelling in Medicine
Ofri, Danielle
2015-02-22; 1040-2446,Academic medicine - id: 1466192, year: 2015 JOURNAL ARTICLE

Adventures in 'Prior Authorization'
Ofri, Danielle
2015-03-19; 0362-4331,New York times - id: 1497372, year: 2014

Ofri, Danielle
2015-03-19; 0028-7806,New York times book review - id: 1497342, year: 2014

ON THE CANCER FRONTIER: One Man, One Disease, and a Medical Revolution
Ofri, Danielle
2015-03-19; 0028-7806,New York times book review - id: 1497352, year: 2014