Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Grand Rounds

The Amygdala and the Stethoscope: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine

Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine Grand Rounds

Thursday, April 10, 2014

8:00 AM: Forchheimer Medical Science Building 3rd Floor Lecture Hall

Speaker & Info

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, D Litt (Hon)
Associate Professor of Medicine
NYU School of Medicine
Editor in Chief
Bellevue Literary Review
NYU Langone Medical Center

Repeated at 12:15 pm, Cherkasky Auditorium, Montefiore Medical Center.

Danielle 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.

Dr. Ofri's newest book is What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of Medicine,, which is currently being translated into Japanese for publication in Japan.

Dr. 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

Other examples of her work include the following:

Dr. Ofri was editor of a medical textbook, The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine, which won a Best Medical Textbook award.

Dr. 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."

Objectives - After attending this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Explore how physician emotions impact the delivery of medical care
  2. Understand how emotions influence doctors' behavior
  3. Be alert to situations in which emotions might have a negative impact
  4. Understand how emotions can exert a positive influence on doctor-patient connection

Accreditation: Albert Einstein College of Medicine designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1 credit towards the AMA Physician's Recognition Award. Each physician should claim only those credits that he/she actually spent in the educational activity.

Host: Division of General Internal Medicine

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