Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

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)