2015 RLI Leadership Summit - Keynote Address

Keynote Address:  Health 3.0 - Preserving Doctor-Patient Relationships in The High Tech Era

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP 
Senior Associate Chair, Stanford University School of Medicine

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP, is Professor and Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor, and Vice Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the School of Medicine at Stanford University. He is also a critically acclaimed, best-selling author and a physician with an international reputation for his focus on healing in an era where technology often overwhelms the human side of medicine.

Verghese, the nationally best-selling author of Cutting for Stone, has published extensively in scientific literature, and is known for his New York Times articles "Treat the Patient, Not the CT Scan" and "Restoring the Lost Art of the Physical Exam", which coined the term "iPatient" for electronic health records. He has been elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and was the 2014 recipient of the Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities.

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More about Abraham Verghese

Physician Returns: Stanford Medical Center Report

Bedside Manners: Q/A with Abraham Verghese in Texas Monthly

Treat the Patient, Not the CT Scan: Op Ed in the New York Times


Recent Talks

Abraham Verghese is a sought-after speaker at forums across the globe, and to a large extent, his message is a continuing emphasis on the patient-physician relationship and its vital place in the practice of medicine even in a time of huge advances in medical technology.

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