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Meet the Author: Dr. Danielle Ofri Speaks On Her New Book, When We Do Harm

On May 3, 2020, 7:00 pm EST, AMWA Member Dr. Danielle Ofri will hold a special Q&A Webinar to discuss her new book, When We Do Harm: A Doctor Confronts Medical Error.

Dr. Nicole Sandhu, AMWA President
Dr. Darilyn Moyer, ACP CEO and Executive Vice-President
Dr. Shikha Jain, Chair of the Women in Medicine Summit
Dr. Eliza Lo Chin, AMWA Executive Director

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“Medical mistakes are more pervasive than we think. How can we improve outcomes? An acclaimed MD’s rich stories and research explore patient safety.”   – Beacon Press

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD is an internist at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, and is 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:

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.

Learn more about Dr. Ofri

Books by Dr. Ofri

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