Internal Medicine

Jafar Al-Mondhiry, MD, MA Jafar Al-Mondhiry, MD, MA (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

New York University School of Medicine


Jafar Al-Mondhiry, MD, MA, is a second year internal medicine resident with the New York University School of Medicine. Originally pursuing graduate training in Continental Philosophy and Medical Ethics at Pennsylvania State University, he has maintained a thriving interest in the medical humanities throughout his time as a medical student and resident with NYU. Particularly areas of interest include issues in medical education/training, medical history, and drug and alcohol recovery.




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.

Eggo Waffles, Empathy, and Caring for Our Veterans

As a child of immigrant parents, I had limited exposure to the American military. Ironically, my sole memory of the American military exists outside of America — in Japan. I spent part of my childhood in Tokyo and fondly recall the excitement that came from visiting the American Naval Base in Yokosuka to buy “American groceries,” specifically Eggo waffles.

How You Die: When Patients Are in Prison

“Direct Admit: bounceback 72M recurrent pleural effusion, new diplopia,” my pager beeped with our new admission. As a “bounceback” admission, this 72-year-old male would be returning to our service after recently discharging from the hospital. This type of admission often indicates that a problem recurred or an issue was not fully addressed during the most recent hospitalization.

Manasa Mouli, MD Manasa Mouli, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Tufts University School of Medicine


Manasa is a PGY-2 resident physician in internal medicine at Tufts University School of Medicine.