Danielle Ofri

Deconstructing our perception of perfection

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About Danielle Ofri

When Danielle Ofri isn’t seeing patients at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country, she’s writing about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for The New York Times and other publications. She’s the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary journal to arise in a medical center. She is the author of four books about the world of medicine: What Doctors FeelMedicine in TranslationIncidental Findings, and Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue. Danielle lives with several unfinished novels in various states of disrepair under her bed, three kids, an aging lab mutt, and the forever challenges of the cello in a singularly intimate Manhattan-sized apartment.

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Danielle Ofri, attending physician at Bellevue Hospital and Associate Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine, makes the powerful, against-the-grain case that medical professionals fundamentally avoid something crucial that could lead to dramatic improvements in care and ultimately could save lives.

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