Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Ofri photo - credit Joon ParkDanielle Ofri, MD, PhD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine but her clinical home is at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country. She is a founder and Editor-in-Chief of the Bellevue Literary Review.

Her newest book is What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine.

Danielle Ofri is the author of three other books about life in medicine:

  • Medicine in Translation: Journeys with my Patients
  • Incidental Findings: Lessons from my Patients in the Art of Medicine
  • 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 about medicine and the doctor-patient relationship. Her essays have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Atlantic, Slate, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, CNN and on National Public Radio.

Her essays have been selected for Best American Essays (twice) and Best American Science Writing. She is the recipient of the John P. McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association for “preeminent contributions to medical communication.”

Several unfinished novels in various states of disrepair gather prime New-York-City dust under her bed. Danielle Ofri lives with her husband, three children, aging lab-mutt, and the forever challenges of the cello in a singularly intimate Manhattan-sized apartment.