Abraham Verghese talks about medicine and fiction to Kim O’Dell of the Heinz Foundation.

National Public Radio
Elaborate rituals and lions…
Public Radio International talked with Abraham Verghese about his birth and life in Addis Ababa as President Barack Obama toured Ethiopia as part of his visit to the African continent.

Scope, from Stanford Medicine
Abraham Verghese Honored as Both Author and Healer
Several times I’ve heard Stanford physician Abraham Verghese, MD, champion of hands-on medicine and bestselling author, answer the question: Which does he considers himself first – a doctor or an author? Always, I’ve heard him give the same answer. He is a physician first. For him, medicine is “a ministry with a calling.”

Fast Company
Most Creative People
In a “Most Creative People” profile, Fast Company magazine talks about “Stanford medical doctor Abraham Verghese, who’s done something gentle, interesting, and downright smart with a Google Glass headset. He’s used it to demonstrate, from a first-person point of view, the difficult art of interacting with a patient.”

BBC Radio-4
Princess Di’s Handshake:
Journalist Peter Shevlin asks if, with the rise of modern technology, there is still a role for human touch in healthcare.

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Taking Care, with Patients and the Written Word
A trusting patient-physician relationship is the key to successful health care.

National Public Radio
Verghese Fears for Ethiopia
In an interview with NPR, Abraham Verghese comments on the impact of the death of Ethiopian leader Meles Zenawi.

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