<h3><strong>Pauline Chen, MD</strong></h3>
Chen, a liver and kidney transplant and cancer surgeon at UCLA Liver Cancer Center, is the author of Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality, published in 2007. She is also a New York Times blogger. Her column "Doctor and Patient" appears in the Health section on Thursdays.
<h3><strong>Paul Farmer, MD</strong></h3>
Farmer is an anthropologist and physician, best known for his medical work in Haiti. He is associated with Partners HealthCare in Boston, and is co-founder of Partners in Health, an international social justice and health organization. His book, Haiti after the Earthquake, was published in 2012. He also co-authored several books, including Partner to the Poor: A Paul Farmer Reader, with Haun Saussy. He's probably best known to readers through a 2004 book by Tracy Kidder, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, which details Farmer's life story.
<h3><strong>Atul Gawande, MD</strong></h3>
Gawande is a surgeon at Brigham & Women's Hospital in Boston. He is a staff writer for The New Yorker and author of several books. He teaches at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard School of Public Health. His first book, and probably best known is his: The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right. His most recent book is Being Mortal: Medicine and What Matters in the End.
<h3><strong>Jerome Groopman, MD</strong></h3>
Groopman is chair of Medicine at Harvard Medical School and chief of experimental medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Among his books are:
• Second opinions: Stories of Intuition and Choice in a Changing World of Medicine
• The Anatomy of Hope : How People Prevail in the Face of Illness
• How Doctors Think
• The Measure of Our Days: A Spiritual Exploration of Illness.
Groopman has been a staff writer for The New Yorker since 1998, writing about medicine and biology.
<h3><strong>John Halamka, MD</strong></h3>
Halamka, an emergency physician and CIO at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, needs no introduction to Healthcare IT News readers. He has been a leader in health information technology long before meaningful use came along. He is also well known for his popular blog, Life as a Healthcare CIO, on which he writes about all things health IT and also documents the progress of Unity Farm, which he and his wife run in Massachusetts.
His book, GeekDoctor: Life as a Healthcare CIO, is a compilation of his most popular blogs.
Born in Kabul, Afghanistan, Hosseini practiced medicine in California. He retired from medicine to write full time after is first novel, The Kite Runner, met with wide acclaim. It was on the New York Times best seller list for 101 weeks. His other books A Splendid Sun, and And the Mountains Echoed, were also best sellers.
<h3><strong>Siddhartha Mukherjee, MD</strong></h3>
Mukherjee, a hematologist and oncologist, is best known for his 2010 book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize. He teaches medicine at Columbia University and is staff physician at Columbia University Medical Center in New York. His book was the basis for Ken Burns' recent documentary on cancer, in which Mukherjee is featured.
<h3><strong>Eric Topol, MD</strong></h3>
Topol, director of the Scripps Translational Science Institute in La Jolla, California, is a cardiologist, geneticist and a champion of digital medicine. His 2012 book, The Creative Destruction of Medicine, examines the impact of genomic and wireless revolutions are having on healthcare.
<h3><strong>Abraham Verghese, MD</strong></h3>
Verghese is the associate chair of the department of internal medicine at Stanford University Medical School. He is best known for his most recent book and sole novel to date, Cutting for Stone, published in 2009. It has been described as both a medical story and a family saga. His first book, My Own Country, is about AIDS in rural Tennessee. He is also the author of The Tennis Partner.
<h3><strong>Robert Wachter, MD</strong></h3>