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The first time she ran a code, Dr. Danielle Ofri was so overcome by fear that she nearly killed her patient. Fear is not something that most doctors do not want to admit to, and usually do their best to hide. But Danielle Ofri argues that fear is not only normal in medicine, but is actually necessary for doctors in order to practice good medicine. If that’s the case, though, what should patients be thinking?

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Danielle Ofri

Danielle Ofri

When Danielle Ofri isn’t seeing patients at Bellevue Hospital, the oldest public hospital in the country, she’s writing about medicine and the doctor-patient connection for the New York Times and other publications. She is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of the Bellevue Literary Review, the first literary journal to arise in a medical center. Dr. Ofri is the author of four books about the world of medicine: What Doctors Feel, Medicine in Translation, Incidental Findings, and Singular Intimacies: Becoming a Doctor at Bellevue.

Danielle lives with several unfinished novels in various states of disrepair under her bed, three kids, an aging lab-mutt, and the forever challenges of the cello in a singularly intimate Manhattan-sized apartment.


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