Physician Author


Attending Physician Guest Writer

The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University


Ken Bishop is a hematology/oncology attending at Brown University, where he also completed his internal medicine and hematology/oncology training. He has a strong interest in palliative care and the role of narrative in cancer and end-of-life care. Working with trainees is the best part of his job. He can be found on Twitter at @kenbishop and on his blog www.kenbishop.md.



Physician-Author Series: Danielle Ofri

Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD, is a physician at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in country. She writes about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for The New York Times and her writings have been featured in the Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Lancet, and on CNN.com and National Public Radio. She is the author of four books, numerous essays, and the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review.

Physician-Author Series: Anna Reisman

One of the most difficult transitions a young medical student makes is the graduation from bench science and classroom learning to the clinical application of knowledge in the clerkship years of training. Wide-eyed and at times naïve, physicians in training wade, or are sometimes thrown headlong, into life on the wards. These young doctors-to-be are inundated with patient stories; they bear witness to hardship and loss as the patients under their care are often at their nadir.

Physician-Author Series: Christine Montross

Dr. Christine Montross is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior and the Director of Counseling Resources at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. Her first, Body of Work, is a thoughtful meditation on medical school anatomy lab, the history of dissection and our fascination with the human body. In Falling into the Fire, Dr. Montross recounts striking cases from her psychiatry training, and the paradox of diagnosis when ambiguity is so rife in medicine.