Elaine Schattner, MD, MA

Dr. Elaine Schattner is a journalist, cancer survivor, and physician with a rare perspective on healthcare. A graduate of Yale College and New York University School of Medicine, she worked as a blood and cancer specialist before completing a journalism degree at Columbia University. Her forthcoming book, From Whispers to Shouts: The Ways We Talk About Cancer will be available in February, 2023. Dr. Schattner cares deeply about the health and future success of women physicians. Based on her prior experiences as an academic physician and cancer researcher with serious health concerns including breast cancer and depression, resulting in her clinical career’s premature ending, she wrote on the value of physicians’ health in “The Personal Toll of Practicing Medicine,” one of the ten most-read articles of 2017 in the leading policy journal, Health Affairs.