Danielle Ofri has written five books about life in medicine, with a special focus on the doctor–patient relationship:
- What Patients Say, What Doctors Hear
- What Doctors Feel: How Emotions Affect the Practice of 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
Ofri writes regularly for the New York Times and Slate Magazine about medicine and the doctor–patient relationship. Her essays have also appeared in the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, the Atlantic, Slate Magazine, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, CNN.com, and on National Public Radio.
Ofri’s essays have been selected twice for inclusion in the Best American Essays series and also for Best American Science Writing. She received the McGovern Award from the American Medical Writers Association (AMWA) for preeminent contributions to medical communication.
Ofri is editor-in-chief and a founder of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary magazine based at a hospital. Bellevue Literary Review publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry that explores the tensions that define our lives, both in illness and in health.
She was also an editor of the medical textbook The Bellevue Guide to Outpatient Medicine: An Evidence-Based Guide to Primary Care, which won a best medical textbook award from AMWA.
Danielle Ofri received her PhD in pharmacology from NYU School of Medicine, where she worked with Eric J. Simon, PhD, to study the biochemistry and signal transduction of opiate receptors. She is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and a recipient of an honorary doctorate of humane letters from Curry College in Boston.
Associate Professor, Department of Medicine
Editor Chief, Bellevue Literary Review
MD from New York University
PhD from New York University
Exhibition: Mensches with MDs
Lancet. 2012 Jul 21-27; 380(9838):208
NO APPARENT DISTRESS A Doctor's Coming-of-Age on the Front Lines of American Medicine [Newspaper Article]
New York times book review. 2017 AUG 27; 122(35):15-15
Time for a Doctors' March on Washington [Newspaper Article]
New York times. 2017 Jun 16;
Losing a patient [Editorial]
Lancet. 2017 APR 8; 389(10077):1390-1391
Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], April 7, 2017. 2017; http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/04/treating_gun_violence_as_an_epidemic_will_help_stop_it.html (2530482)
Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], March 7, 2017. 2017; http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/03/the_gop_s_health_care_replacement_will_seriously_harm_individuals_health.html (2530492)
Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], Feb 7, 2017. 2017; http://danielleofri.com/is-your-doctor-listening/ (2530502)
Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], Jan 19, 2017. 2017; http://www.slate.com/articles/health_and_science/medical_examiner/2017/01/americans_are_experiencing_election_induced_medical_symptoms.html (2530512)