Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor

Professional Education

Fellowship: East Tennessee State University Medicine (1988) TN

Residency: East Tennessee State University Medicine (1983) TN

Medical Education: Madras University Medicine (1980) India

Master of Fine Arts, The University of Iowa, Fiction (1991)

Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1988)

Board Certification: Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)

Fellow in Infectious Diseases, Boston Univ School of Medicine, Infectious Diseases (1985)

Fellowship: Boston University Medical Center/Framington (1985) MA

Board Certification: Internal Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine (1983)

Residency in Medicine, East Tennessee State University, Medicine (1983)

Honors & Awards

Honorary Doctorate, Royal College of Surgeons of Ireland (2014)

Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh, Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (2014)

The Heinz Award in Humanities, The Heinz Foundation (2014)

Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon), Upstate Medical University, SUNY Syracuse (2012)

Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (2011)

Member, Association of American Physicians, Association of American Physicians (2006)

Master, American College of Physicians (2005)

John P. McGovern Medal, Osler Society, Montreal (2007)

Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon), University of Northern Illinois (2007)

Doctor of Science (Hon), Swarthmore College (2001)

Administrative Appointments

Vice Chair for the Theory & Practice of Medicine, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2007 - Present)

Clerkship Director, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2007 - Present)

Adjunct Faculty, Freeman Spogli Institute: Stanford Health Policy (2010 - Present)

Faculty, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (2009 - Present)

Improving communication with patients: learning by doing.
Chi, J., & Verghese, A. (2013). Improving communication with patients: learning by doing. JAMA-the journal of the American Medical Association, 310(21), 2257-2258.

A piece of my mind. The road back to the bedside.
Elder, A., Chi, J., Ozdalga, E., Kugler, J., & Verghese, A. (2013). A piece of my mind. The road back to the bedside. JAMA-the journal of the American Medical Association, 310(8), 799-800.

The Attending Physician on the Wards Finding a New Homeostasis
Wachter, R. M., & Verghese, A. (2012). The Attending Physician on the Wards Finding a New Homeostasis. JAMA-JOURNAL OF THE AMERICAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, 308(10), 977-978.

The Bedside Evaluation: Ritual and Reason
Verghese, A., Brady, E., Kapur, C. C., & Horwitz, R. I. (2011). The Bedside Evaluation: Ritual and Reason. ANNALS OF INTERNAL MEDICINE, 155(8), 550-U125.

Internal Medicine Residency Redesign: Proposal of the Internal Medicine Working Group
Horwitz, R. I., Kassirer, J. P., Holmboe, E. S., Humphrey, H. J., Verghese, A., & Loscalzo, J. (2011). Internal Medicine Residency Redesign: Proposal of the Internal Medicine Working Group. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF MEDICINE, 124(9), 806-812.

The Physical Exam and Other Forms of Fiction
Kugler J, & Verghese A. (2010). The Physical Exam and Other Forms of Fiction. J Gen Intern Med.

Cutting for Stone
Verghese A. (2010). Cutting for Stone. A novel published by Vintage Books Edition, NY.

Learning bedside medicine.
Kugler, J., & Verghese, A. (2009). Learning bedside medicine. The virtual mentor : VM, 11(11), 900-903.

A touch of sense
Verghese A. (2009). A touch of sense. "Health Affairs, 24(8).

In Praise of the Physical Examination
Verghese A, & Horwitz RI. (2009). In Praise of the Physical Examination. British Medical Journal, 339.

Cutting for Stone
Verghese A. (2009). Cutting for Stone. A novel published by Alfred P. Knopf, NY.

My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS
Verghese A. My Own Country: A Doctor's Story of a Town and Its People in the Age of AIDS. Simon & Schuster, New York, NY 1994..

The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss
Verghese A. The Tennis Partner: A Doctor's Story of Friendship and Loss. 1998 Aug. (Harper Collins in the USA, Vintage in the UK, Penguin in India). 1999 Oct Paperback version (by Harper Perennial in the USA and Vintage in UK).

Caring for Ivan Ilyich
Charlton B, & Verghese A. (2010). Caring for Ivan Ilyich. J Gen Intern Med, 25(1).

Culture Shock: The Patient as Icon, Icon as Patient
Verghese A. (2008). Culture Shock: The Patient as Icon, Icon as Patient. New England Journal of Medicine, 359(26).

The Calling
Verghese A. (2005). The Calling. New England Journal of Medicine, 352(18).