Medical Humanities Distinguished Lecture by Rita Charon, MD, PhD

Department: Humanities Commons

Date and Time: January 30, 2018 | TBA-8:00 AM

Event Location: TBD

Event Details


Rita Charon, MD also holds a PhD in English. She is a Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University and is founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine. She completed the MD at Harvard in 1978 and the PhD in English at Columbia in 1999. Her research focuses on doctor-patient relationships, narrative skill in medicine, and reflective practice. She has received a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio residency, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and research funding from the NIH, the NEH, and several private foundations. She has lectured widely on narrative medicine and published in such journals of medicine and literary studies as The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, JAMA, Annals of Internal Medicine, Narrative, Henry James Review, and Literature and Medicine. She is the author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness and co-editor of Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics and Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine. She is working on a new book on narrative medicine and another on the last stories of Henry James.is Professor of Medicine at Columbia University Medical Center and Founder/Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine.