Internal Medicine

Katharine Lawrence MD, MPH Katharine Lawrence MD, MPH (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

New York University, Langone


Katharine Lawrence is an Internal Medicine resident at New York University School of Medicine, specializing in primary care. She received her BA in Anthropology from Vassar College, and her MPH from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She attended FIU Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine (HWCOM) in Miami, FL. As an advocate for the LGBT community, Katharine has spoken at the local, regional, and national level on the importance of incorporating LGBT health in medical education. Katharine’s writing has been featured in a number of publications and blogs, including Hektoen International, the AAMC AM Rounds, KevinMD, and In-Training.




Blood is Thicker Than Water, But What if the Water is Duke Blue?

On Match Day, you are assigned to a new family for the next three to seven years. This will be the city where you might buy your first home, the city where you may meet the people who will speak at your wedding. An algorithm shuffles you into your assigned place in a new family tree.

24 Weeks

Back in that operating room, I am dutifully holding onto the basin just beyond and under the table edge. What I see is what the mother would never wish to see; being a part of her care, we accept that burden for her, and in a much different way that she ever could from her intimate connection with it. It is our service to her, to alleviate that pain, to be an open support to her health and well-being. It is an acceptable cost, but a cost all the same.

Eric Nellis, MD (1 Posts)

Fellow Physician Contributing Writer

Lehigh Valley Health Network


First-year gastroenterology fellow with the Lehigh Valley Health Network in Allentown, PA. Originally from Summit, NJ. Attended Georgetown University graduating with a BS in biochemistry in 2009 and an MD in 2013. Completed 3-year internal medicine residency at Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.