Past Lectures

2019 Dr. Zubin Damania, ZDoggMD, Healthcare Remixed

2018 Dr. Amy Berman, RN, LHD, FAAN, What Matters Most to People Living With Serious Illness

2017 James A. Tolsky, MD, Communication in Serious Illness: Getting to Yes

2016 Robert M. Arnold, MD, Dealing with Conflict Over "Appropriate Care": How Can Clinicians Do Better

2015 Anna Deavere Smith, Health Care: The Human Story

2014 Timothy E. Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, Discussing Palliative Care Earlier: A Conversation Between Dr. Kalanithi and Dr. Quill

2013 Anthony L. Back, MD, Balancing Hope and Reality: How could physicians do better?

Ira Byock, MD, The Ethics and Practice of Loving Care

 Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, Hope, Emotions, and the Provision of Palliative Care 

 Pauline Chen, M.D., Doctor and Patient: Lost in Translation

2009 Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, Fiction is the Great Lie That Tells the Truth 

2008 Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, DLitt (Hon), FACP, Tools of the Trade: Old and New Technologies in Medicine and Singular Intimacies: Using Literature to Bridge the Cultural Gap

2007 Arthur Caplan, PhD, Show No Mercy?  The Ethics of Access to Experimental and Novel Treatments

2006 Harold Freeman, M.D., Poverty, Culture and Social Injustice: Determinants of Health Disparities 

2005 Neal Baer, M.D., Doctors as Storytellers 

2004 Atul Gawande, M.D., On the Ethics of Erring 

2004 Eavan Boland, The Science of Curing and The Art of Healing: A Poet's Experience 

2002 Albert R. Jonsen, Ph.D., Care of a Patient with a Brain Tumor: A Model for Humane Treatment

2001 Christine Cassel, M.D., Your Health and Public Health: What Really Matters 

2000 Steve Schalchlin, patient/performer, Living in the Bonus Round 

1999 Marisa Weiss, M.D., Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Doctor, Doctor, Lend Me Your Ear 

1998 Kathleen M. Foley, M.D., Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Transforming the Culture of Death in America 

1997 Sherwin B. Nuland, M.D., Yale School of Medicine, Death and the Doctor: The Final Step in the Art of Healing 

1996 Mark B. Smith, M.D., MBA, Henry J. Kaiser Foundation, Redefining Professional Ethics in the Era of Managed Care 

1995 Jean Johnson-Pawlson, Ph.D., RN-C, FAAN, George Washington University, Listening for Footsteps: When is Health Care About Caring? 

1994 Susan M. Wolf, J.D., University of Minnesota, Between Empathy and Detachment: Caregiving at the End of Life 

1993 Thomas S. Innui, Sc.M., M.D., Harvard Medical School, Don't Pave the Sacred Paths...Healing in the Age of Biomedicine 

1992 Robert S. Lawrence, M.D, The Rockefeller Foundation, Patients and Caregivers: Building Authentic Relationships 

1991 Rita Charon, M.D., Columbia University, Let Me Take a Listen to Your Heart: Stories of Illness and Healing