2012 Tanner Lecture on Human Values with Abraham Verghese
"Two Souls Intertwined"
February 16, 2012
Dr. Verghese: Two Souls Intertwined | City Weekly
In his lecture, Dr. Verghese will explore his roles as physician and writer, the relationship between patients and physicians, and the bond between medicine and the humanities.
Abraham Verghese’s first novel, Cutting for Stone, was published by Knopf in 2009. He has also published two acclaimed non-fiction works, My Own Country and The Tennis Partner. Verghese is board-certified in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and infectious diseases. He attended the Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa where he earned his MFA. He currently practices and teaches at Stanford University School of Medicine where he is a Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine in the Department of Internal Medicine.
The University of Utah's School of Medicine will host a panel on Dr. Verghese's lecture and work, titled "Writing, Talking, Touching: Contexts for Medicine," on February 17, 2012 from 8-10 AM in the Eccles Institute of Genetics Building Auditorium (15 N. 2030 E.) Panelists will include Dr. Verghese, Dr. Howard Brody (University of Texas), Dr. Lois Nixon (University of South Florida), and Dr. Gretchen Case (University of Utah), with Professor Peggy Battin from the University of Utah’s Department of Philosophy moderating.