Tag: Art in Medicine

Holly Ingram, MD, MPH Holly Ingram, MD, MPH (3 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Author

Wake Forest University School of Medicine


Holly Ingram is currently a pediatric resident at Wake Forest SOM in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In 2016, she graduated with a Bachelor of Science in biology with minors in chemistry and anthropology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She obtained her MPH from East Carolina University, and in 2022 graduated from Brody SOM with her MD. In her free time, Holly enjoys playing soccer, visiting waterfalls, and spending time with her daughter and husband.




Well Child Visit

Hello, come in, and welcome to peds clinic! My attention is on you for the next 20 minutes.   How have you been? What do you eat? Have you been having normal poops and pees?   What are your pronouns? Would you like to explain? Do you still go by your original birth name?   Do you exercise daily? Or play a sport? I believe all students should be allowed on the court.   I’ve …

The Life of a Medical Student: A Photo Essay

During my medical school journey at the University of Maryland, I created this photography series as an introspective representation of my experiences and to portray some of the unseen challenges and realities of medical training that, for example, are not seen on “medfluencer’s” pages — some feelings, experiences, and stories I wish I would have known prior to embarking on this career path.

Along the Road: A Perspective on Medical Training in a Pandemic

It feels odd to have family members in the hospital regularly again. My patient’s wife approaches cautiously; for a second I pretend not to see her. She looks like she wants to talk and I’m afraid she wants good news I can’t give, promises I can’t make, and time I don’t feel like I have. She wants time to tell me her loved one’s stories.

Michael Barbato, MD Michael Barbato, MD (1 Posts)

Fellow Physician Contributing Writer

Johns Hopkins University / National Institutes of Health


Dr. Michael Barbato is a pediatric hematology oncology fellow at Johns Hopkins University/National Institutes of Health. He is specializing in epigenetic research and considering a bone marrow transplant clinical focus. He is interested in advocating for maintaining professional and personal life balance in medicine and physician burnout. He is particularly passionate about the arts and how they can be used as expressions in medicine. He can be found on Instagram @mibarbato.