Steering Committee

Melanie Ambler

Jonathan Berek, MD, MMS

Medical student 

Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology - Oncology


Alyssa Burgart, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesia


Diana Farid, MD, MPH

Shammah Ike 

Bryant Lin, MD,  MEng (Director)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Services

Medical student 

Clinical Associate Professor, Med/Primary Care and Population Health


Tanya M. Luhrmann, PhD

Watkins University Professor, Department of Anthropology (and Psychology, by courtesy)

Director, Certificate Program: Cultures, Minds and Medicines

Arifeen Rahman

Gaby Li

Resident in Department of Otolaryngology

Undergraduate student in Human Biology


Audrey Shafer, MD (Founder)

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Laura Wittman, PhD, MPhil


Ellen Oh



Adela Wu

Associate Professor, French and Italian


Director of Professional Development & Student Activities, Office of the Vice President for the Arts


Resident in Department of Neurosurgery



Jacqueline Genovese, MFA, MA

Executive Director, Medicine & the Muse Program


Christy Hartman, MA

Program Coordinator, Medicine & the Muse Program



Writer in Residence

Writer in Residence and Adjunct Professor, Department of Anesthesiology

Affiliated Faculty

Steve Asch, MD, MPH


Elizabeth Bailey, MD, MPH

Donald A. Barr, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Primary Care and Population Health

Clinical Associate Professor, Dermatology

Professor (Teaching), Pediatrics, Professor (Teaching) (by courtesy), Graduate School of Education


Jonathan Berger, DMA

Denning Family Provostial Professor, Department of Music


Helen Bronte-Stewart, MD, MSE

John E. Cahill Family Professor, Department of Neurology and Neurological Sciences

Director, Stanford Movement Disorders Center (SMDC)

Martin Bronk, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery 


Chris Chafe


James Chang, MD

Duca Family Professor, Department of Music

Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) & Orthopedic Surgery Hand & Microsurgery 



Lauren Edwards, MD

Clinical Instructor, Medicine – General Medicine Disciplines


Diana Farid, MD, MPH

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine - Primary Care and Population Health


Bruce Feldstein, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor, Medicine – General Internal Medicine

Chaplain, Stanford University Medical Center


Diane Frank, MA

Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Dance Division


Angela Garcia, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology


Benny Gavi, MD, MTS

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medicine – General Medical Disciplines


Rona Giffard, PhD, MD

Professor of anesthesiology, perioperative and pain medicine, Emerita 


Julie Good, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Steven Goodman, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research

Professor, Medicine and Health Research and Policy


Aleta Hayes, MFA

Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies, Dance Division

Director, Chocolate Heads Movements Band


Stephen Hinton, PhD




Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities

Professor, Music

Robert K. Jackler, MD

Sewall Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Heat & Neck Surgery

PI, Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising


Lochlann Jain, PhD


Shaili Jain, MBchB (MD)


James Kahn, MD

Associate Professor, Anthropology


Medical Director, Primary Care- Behavioral Health Team, VA Palo Alto Health Care System Associative Professor, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine


Professor of Medicine (General Medical Disciplines)


Matthew Kohrman, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology


Jan Krawitz, MFA      

Professor, Art & Art History


Amy Ladd, MD

Professor, Orthopaedic Surgery (Hand Surgery) and, by courtesy, Medicine (Immunology & Rheumatology)


James Lock, PhD, MD

Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science – Child and Adolescent Psychiatry


Michael Marmor, MD


Professor, Ophthalmology


Daniel Mason, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Yoshiko Matsumoto, PhD

Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and, by courtesy, Department of Linguistics


Susan K. McConnell, PhD



Anne Merritt, MD



Maren Monsen, MD

Susan B. Ford Professor of Humanities and Sciences, Department of Biology

Dunlevie Family University Fellow


Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine


Founding Director, Program in Bioethics and Film
Sustaining Advisor, Medicine and the Muse Senior Research Scholar, Emerita


Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D

Consulting Professor, Asian-American Studies

Lecturer, Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity


Alexander Nemerov, DPhil

Carl and Marilynn Thoma Provostial Professor in the Arts and Humanities

Department Chair, Art & Art History


Andrew Nevins, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine – Infectious Diseases


Viet Nguyen, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology, Neurophysiology & Inoperative Monitoring


Josef Parvizi, MD, PhD

Professor of Neurology at Stanford University Medical Center


VJ Periyakoil, MD


Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine - General Medical Disciplines

Peggy Phelan, PhD



Jennifer Pien, MD

Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the Arts, Professor of Drama and of English

Denning Family Director, Stanford Arts Institute


Clinical Associate Professor for the Dept of Psychiatry & Assistant Director, Pegasus Physician Writers 


Asheen Rama, MD



Samuel Rodriguez, MD


Janice Ross, PhD

Clinical Instructor,  Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Clinical Assistant Professor, Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine


Professor, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies

Director, Dance Division

Darren Salmi, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgery – Anatomy and Pathology


Veronica Santini, MD, MA

Clinical Assistant Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences


John Scandling, MD

Professor, Medicine and Nephrology


Erika Schillinger, MD

Professor, Medicine – General Medical Disciplines


Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD





Hans Steiner, MD

Matthew Stevenson, MD



Professor of Medicine – Stanford Prevention Research Center

Director, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices



Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Director of Pegasus Physician Writers


Staff Physician and Resident Clinic Director

Clinical Assistant Professor, Affiliated 

Primary Care and Population Health


Sakti Srivastava, MBBS, MS

Associate Professor (Teaching), Surgery – Anatomy and, by courtesy, of Bioengineering

Chief, Division of Clinical Anatomy

Course Director: Art and Anatomy


Ali Tahvildari, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor (Affiliated) [VAPAHCS], Rad/Body Imaging


Mickey Trockel, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences


Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, Medicine – Operations

Vice Chair for the Theory & Practice of Medicine


Jonah Willihnganz, PhD

Braden Lecturer, Narrative Art

Director, The Stanford Storytelling Project


Gail Wight, MFA

Associate Professor, Art & Art History




Sherry M. Wren, MD

Professor, Surgery (General Surgery)


Irvin D. Yalom, MD

Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus

Founding Advisors

LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH

Palliative Care Chaplain, Alta Bates


Ramona Doyle, MD

Group Medical Director, Genentech

Honorary Advisory Board

Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D.Litt (Hon)

Associate Professor, Harvard School of Medicine

Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Humanism in Medicine Program


Eric Kandel, MD

Professor, Biochemistry and Biophysics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University

Recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


Tobias Wolff, MA

The Ward W. and Priscilla B. Woods Professor, English




Visiting Faculty

Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D.Litt (Hon)


Associate Professor, Harvard School of Medicine Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Humanism in Medicine Program

Winter/Spring 2012: recipient of a joint Stanford Humanities Center / SiCa fellowship for arts writers/practitioners, nominated by the Arts, Humanities and Medicine Program

Reading & Lecture by Dr. Rafael Campo March 1, 2012

Year of Visit


LC Chan, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University Of Hong Kong
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Co-Director, The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine


Therese Jones, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Invited Workshop Speaker: Recombinations: Art, Medicine, Bioscience; Stanford Humanities Center


Lisa Wong, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor, Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School

Past President, Longwood Symphony Orchestra


Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine, New York University
Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review


Daniel Laforest, PhD

Associate Professor, French and Cultural Studies, Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, U Alberta, Canada


Rita Charon, MD, PhD

Professor of Clinical Medicine, Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons

Director, Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons


Julie Chen, MD

Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine and Primary Care (FMPC) and
Institute of Medical and Health Sciences Education (IMHSE)
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
The University of Hong Kong


Michael Hanne

Associate Professor and Founder of the Comparative Literature programme at The University of Auckland


Marilyn McEntyre, PhD

Adjunct Professor in Medical Humanities, UC Berkeley-UC San Francisco Joint Medical Program


Allan Peterkin, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine at the University of Toronto

Director, Health, Arts & Humanities Program, University of Toronto


Ian Sabroe, MD

Professor of Inflammation Biology, Dept of Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease, University of Sheffield

Churchill Fellow as Visiting Professor


Koo Jeong Kang, MD

Professor Division of HBP Surgery, Department of Surgery

Keimyung University Dong-San Hospital

Visiting Professor



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