1:2:1 Podcast

When Breath Becomes Air: A conversation with Lucy Kalanithi, MD

When Breath Becomes Air  was written by Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithiwho died of terminal lung cancer at the age of 37. The memoir chronicles his last months of life and his thoughts on mortality and confronting an early death. In this podcast, Paul’s wife, Stanford physician Lucy Kalanithi, MD, talks about the words that Paul left behind, their decision together to have their daughter, Cady, and what life is like since Paul died last spring. She also wrote the book’s epilogue and penned an essay in the New York Times on their marriage before and after his death. 

Length: 34 mins. 38 sec.

Leading in Precision Health

Stanford Medicine is leading the biomedical revolution in precision health, defining and developing the next generation of care that is proactive, predictive and precise. 

A Legacy of Innovation

Stanford Medicine's unrivaled atmosphere of breakthrough thinking and interdisciplinary collaboration has fueled a long history of achievements.