Poetry

Ellen Ingolfsland, MD (1 Posts)

Fellow Physician Contributing Writer

University of Minnesota School of Medicine


Ellen Ingolfsland is a neonatology fellow at the University of Minnesota. She does basic science research in retinopathy of prematurity. She loves the Twin Cities and exploring their lakes and paths with her family.




Unseen Song

The below poem was written during a weekend away in Indianapolis. I watched an apparently homeless older gentleman sitting outside a coffee shop for several minutes while I read. It was a generous reminder that our patients should be seen in their environment and not only in our own, with fluorescent lights and temperature control. We all have different backgrounds and life circumstances and drastically effect our behaviors and choices.

Rohan Modi, MD Rohan Modi, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Ohio State University Werner Medical Center


Rohan M. Modi, MD is a resident physician at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Inspired by the writings of Atul Gawande, Rohan is interested in understanding the illness experience from the patient's perspective and centering medical care around the patient's values and priorities. He plans to incorporate these sentiments in his future career in Gastroenterology and clinical research.