June 2021, The Center for Fiction, Brooklyn, NY with Anita Diamant moderated by Dr. Perri Klass
May 2021: Letter to a Young Female Physician,” 18th Annual Miller Lecture, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore MD
May 2021: Book discussion, Women in Surgery, University of Wisconsin Madison
May 2021: Harvard Bookstore, Cambridge MA with Meg Wolitzer
May 2021: Hingham Public Library, Hingham MA with Gish Jen
May 2021: ET Midtown Scholar Bookstore, Harrisburg PA with Christopher Castellani
May 2021: Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at MGH with Janice P. Nimura
May 2021: Yale Club of New York City
May 2021: Magic City Books, Tulsa OK with Dr. John Schumann
May 2021: WIM Women in Medicine Lecture Series
May 2021: The Music Hall, Portsmouth NH, Innovation + Leadership Series with Andrew Solomon
May 2021: Tucson Festival of Books, Tucson AZ With Emily Rapp Black
May 2021: Boston Book Lab
June 2020: Mac’s Backs-Books on Coventry, Cleveland Heights OH
April, 2020: Second Annual “Poetry at Work” at Massachusetts General Hospital in honor of National Poetry Month. Watch here.
December, 2019: Medical Grand Rounds, Johns Hopkins Bayview
October, 2019: Medical Grand Rounds, University of Virginia
October, 2019: Inaugural Media and Medicine: How to Tell Stories that Make a Difference, graduate certificate course at Harvard Medical School co-directed with Dr. Neal Baer and welcoming clinicians, journalists, and activists from around the world
September, 2019: Interview with Dr. Louise Aronson, author of Elderhood: Redefining Aging,Transforming Medicine, Reimagining Life, at Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
September, 2019: Interview with Dr. Matt McCarthy, author of Superbugs: The Race to Stop an Epidemic, at Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation at Massachusetts General Hospital
April, 2019: “Poetry at Work” at Massachusetts General Hospital in honor of National Poetry Month. Watch here.
January, 2019: A conversation with Dani Shapiro, author of Inheritance: A Memoir of Genealogy, Paternity, and Love at Brookline Booksmith
October, 2018: “Conversations on Medicine and the Arts: Cases and Stories” at Countway Medical Library
June, 2018: Interview with Daniela Lamas, author of You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, And In Between at Newtonville Books.
January, 2018: Nathan Sidel Lecture on the Art and Science of Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
October, 2017: Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine Story Slam keynote speaker
October, 2017: Moderator, Breakfast With the Authors at Concord Festival of Authors featuring Julia Glass, Andrew Krivak, and Alice Hoffman
May, 2017: “What is Empathy and How Do We Teach It?” Panel discussion featuring Leslie Jamison, Inaugural Marmor Visiting Artist, Harvard Medical School
March, 2017: Women In Medicine Celebration, Division of General Internal Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
January, 2017: Yale Medical Grand Rounds, “Reading Kafka in the Hospital Cafeteria”
January, 2017: MGH Psychiatry Grand Rounds, “Should Mental Health Be a Primary Care Doctor’s Job?”
October, 2016: Moderator, Breakfast With the Authors at Concord Festival of Authors featuring Margot Livesey, Dawn Tripp, and Jim Shepard
September, 2016: Reading Roundtable at Porter Square Books, with Ethan Rutherford, sponsored by Post Road Magazine.
September, 2016: Medical Storytelling panel and workshop at Hubweek with Dr.Annie Brewster of Healthstory Collaborative.
July, 2016: Inaugural Narrative Symposium at the New England Journal of Medicine with Perri Klass, Danielle Ofri, Fitzhugh Mullan, Brendan Reilly, Lisa Rosenbaum, Ranjana Srivastava, and Sandeep Jauhar.
June, 2016: Debut Narrative Medicine Program at Kripalu Center for Yoga and Health with Rob Spillman and Dani Shapiro.
May, 2016: Post-performance discussion of “In the Body of the World” by Eve Ensler at the A.R.T.
May, 2016: Public interview with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi author of When Breath Becomes Air, at the Dana Farber Cancer Institute.
April, 2016: Narrative Medicine Symposium keynote and workshop at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.
March, 2016: Morning Prayers at Harvard Memorial Church.
January, 2016: Panel discussion, “Narrating Medicine,” with WBUR’s Commonhealth Blog.
November, 2016: Reading and Panel: ”Writing About Health, Medicine, and the Body,” at Forbes Library, Northampton MA.
October, 2015: Post-performance discussion of illness and art at the A.R.T.’s Oberon stage.
October, 2015: Moderator, Breakfast With The Authors” at the Concord Festival of Authors featuring Michael Downing, Holly LeCraw, and Anita Diamant.
October, 2015: Panel discussion: “When Doctors Report The News” With Carey Goldberg and Mallika Marshall.
May, 2015: Lecture “Living to Tell the Tale: The Art of the Medical Memoir” at the Paul S. Russell Museum of Medical History and Innovation,
April, 2015, Workshop and panel at Harvard Lit Fest with Meghan O’Rourke and Rafael Campo.
October, 2014: Moderator, Breakfast With The Authors at Concord Festival of Authors featuring Sarah Payne Stuart, Elizabeth Hartley Winthrop and Bob Ryan.
April, 2014: Conversation with Leslie Jamison about The Empathy Exams at Brookline Booksmith.
April 2014: “The Physician As Writer” Reading and discussion at Harvard Medical School.
April, 2014: Malden Reads panel on health disparities and The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks.