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Apr  30

Abraham Verghese

Event Details:

A Reading by Abraham Verghese, The Stein Visiting Writer

Date: Monday, 4/30/12

Time: 8:00pm

Location: Cemex Auditorium, Zambrano Hall (Click here for map)

*This event is free and open to the public. No tickets are required.


Abraham Verghese MD is Senior Associate Chair and Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine. A graduate of Madras University, Verghese trained as a resident and chief resident in internal medicine at East Tennessee State University, and as a fellow in infectious diseases at Boston University. He has served on the faculty at East Tennessee State University, the University of Iowa, Texas Tech University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center, San Antonio, where he was the founding director of the Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics. He is board certified in internal medicine, pulmonary diseases and infectious diseases. He served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine.

In 1990-91, Dr. Verghese attended the Iowa Writers Workshop at the University of Iowa where he obtained a Master of Fine Arts degree. His first book, My Own Country, about AIDS in rural Tennessee, was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award for 1994 and was made into a movie. His second book, The Tennis Partner, was a New York Times notable book and a national bestseller. His third book, Cutting for Stone, was published by Knopf and is a New York Times Book Review bestseller for over a year and is being made into a movie.  He has been the commencement speaker at many medical schools and has honorary degrees from Swarthmore College and Northern Illinois University. He has published extensively in the medical literature, and his writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Sports Illustrated, The Atlantic Monthly, Esquire, Granta, The New York Times Magazine, The Wall Street Journal and elsewhere.