Danielle Ofri

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

doctor-patient connection , doctor-patient communication, medical humanities

Danielle Ofri (www.danielleofri.com) is the author of 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 
•    Incidental Findings
•    Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue

Danielle 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, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, CNN and on National Public Radio.  

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

Dr. Ofri is Editor-in-Chief and co-founder of the Bellevue Literary Review (www.BLReview.org), the first literary magazine based in a hospital. The Bellevue Literary Review publishes poetry, fiction, and nonfiction that touch upon relationships to the human body, health, healing, illness and disease.

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

Dr. Ofri received her PhD in Pharmacology from NYU. She worked with Dr. Eric Simon on the biochemistry and signal transduction of opiate receptors. 

Danielle Ofri is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, and is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Curry College in Boston.






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Associate Professor, Department of Medicine

Editor Chief, Bellevue Literary Review

MD from New York University

PhD from New York University

Exhibition: Mensches with MDs

Ofri, Danielle

Lancet. 2012 Jul 21-27; 380(9838):208

Losing a patient [Editorial]

Ofri, Danielle

Lancet. 2017 APR 8; 389(10077):1390-1391

Treating Gun Violence as an Epidemic Could Help Us Stanch It [WebSite]

Ofri, Danielle

Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], April 7, 2017. 2017; (2530482)

Gaps in Health Coverage Can Be Deadly [WebSite]

Ofri, Danielle

Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], March 7, 2017. 2017; (2530492)

Is your doctor listening? [WebSite]

Ofri, Danielle

Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], Feb 7, 2017. 2017; (2530502)

Should doctors treat Trump anxiety? [WebSite]

Ofri, Danielle

Medical Examiner [Slate Blog], Jan 19, 2017. 2017; (2530512)

Ofri, Danielle

[S.l. : TEDxBeaconStreetSalon, Jan 10 2017. 2017; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yToDJlfa_Tc (2530642)

The Conversation Placebo [Newspaper Article]

Ofri, Danielle

New York times. 2017 Jan 22;