Paul's wife, Lucy Kalanithi, M.D., wrote the epilogue to When Breath Becomes Air. She continues to share Paul's story with the world and to talk -- as a physician and a widow -- about caregiving, end-of-life care, bereavement, resilience and meaning in medicine.

Public Events

As he lay dying · 2016

The man who lined his cloud with silver · 2016

What the words of a dying doctor taught me about life's meaning · 2016

Paul Kalanithi, writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37 · 2015

Dr. Paul Kalanithi, Stanford writer and neurosurgeon, dies at 37 · 2015

How one doctor died · 2015

Renowned Stanford neurosurgeon Paul Kalanithi dies at 37 · 2015

Stanford neurosurgeon dies of lung cancer · 2015

Paul Kalanithi, doc behind essays on dying, succumbs to cancer · 2015

A young neurosurgeon with terminal cancer reflects on his mortality · 2015

For this doctor couple, the Super Bowl was about way more than football · 2015

A neurosurgeon’s journey from doctor to cancer patient · 2015

How two physicians deal with their own illnesses · 2014

'How long have I got left?’ A doctor-turned-patient struggles with the question · 2014