11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Half Century Luncheon
The Stanford Medicine Alumni Association proudly hosts a special afernoon each year designed to honor medical alumni and friends across multiple graduation years to celebrate those alumni who graduated more than 50 years ago. A beautiful afternoon luncheon at Sharon Heights Country Club featuring a guest speaker paired with fantastic company makes this event one you truly will not want to miss!
This program is by invitation only.
Free valet parking will be available right out front of Sharon Heights for this event, and there is also ample free self parking.
Special Guest Speaker
Daniel Mason, MD, Resident '15
Clinical Assistant Professor Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford School of Medicine and Author of "The Winter Soldier"
Daniel Mason is a novelist and clinical professor at the Stanford School of Medicine. Author of The Piano Tuner (2002) and A Far Country (2007), his latest novel, the acclaimed The Winter Soldier (2018), brings to vivid life the World War I story of a medical student who is taught battlefield surgery by a young nun with a mysterious past. Dr. Mason’s writing has been translated into 28 languages, adapted for opera and stage and shortlisted for the James Tait Black Memorial Prize and the Northern California Book Award. His short stories and essays have appeared in Harper’s, Zoetrope: All Story and Lapham’s Quarterly, and have been awarded a Pushcart Prize, and a National Magazine Award. in 2014, he was a recipient of a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A Clinical Assistant Professor in the Stanford University Department of Psychiatry, his research interests include the subjective experience of mental illness and the influence of literature, history, and culture on the practice of medicine. His author website can be found at www.danielmasonbooks.com
"I have been a Daniel Mason fan since The Piano Tuner. His abilities as a storyteller and a writer of the most gorgeous prose leave you wanting more. The Winter Soldier is a tour de force. I was immersed in the grandeur of Imperial Vienna and the frozen battlefields of the Eastern Front, and in this beautiful tale of love and war, and of our frailty and resilience in the face of both."
―Abraham Verghese, author of Cutting for Stone