Bio

Dr. Lucy Kalanithi is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the widow of the late Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, to which she wrote the epilogue. She completed her medical degree at Yale, where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society, her residency training at the University of California-San Francisco and a postdoctoral fellowship in healthcare delivery innovation at Stanford's Clinical Excellence Research Center. Drawing on experiences as a physician and caregiver, she has interests in health care value, meaning in medicine, patient-centered care and end-of-life care. She serves on leadership boards for TEDMED, the American College of Physicians and the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care. She was a speaker at TEDMED in 2016 and has appeared on NPR, PBS Newshour, Yahoo News with Katie Couric, Elle and in The New York Times. Dr. Kalanithi is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and an honoree of Mass General Cancer Center's the one hundred. She lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter Cady.

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