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Cardinal Conversations : August, 2010

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    Dr. Abraham Verghese: M.D. and best-selling author

    Dr. Abraham Verghese directs Stanford University’s internal medicine residency program and serves as senior associate chair for the theory & practice of medicine. Yet the infectious disease specialist and internist still finds time to write—most recently, the best-selling novel Cutting for Stone. (If your book group hasn’t tackled it yet, it undoubtedly will soon!) Previously, he penned the true stories My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS and Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss. Verghese talks about practicing medicine, teaching students—and squeezing in writing time. Excerpts:

    How were you lured to the Farm?

    I was very fortunate. The chair of medicine, Dr. [Ralph] Horwitz, was very interested in what I did and had tried to recruit me to Yale when he was there....

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    Posted by Ms. Karen Springen on Aug 19 2010 1:30PM | 0 comments