Dr. Lucy Kalanithi is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stanford University and an advocate for culture change around healthcare value. She is the widow of Dr. Paul Kalanithi, author of the #1 New York Times-bestselling memoir When Breath Becomes Air, which was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize and translated into more than 40 languages, and for which she wrote the epilogue.
A graduate of the Yale School of Medicine, the University of California-San Francisco’s Internal Medicine Residency and Stanford’s Clinical Excellence Research Center, Dr. Kalanithi is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society and an honoree of Mass General Cancer Center’s “the one hundred.” Implementing novel healthcare delivery models in primary care, hospitals and health systems, she serves on leadership boards for TEDMED, the Coalition to Transform Advanced Care and the American College of Physicians.
Dr. Kalanithi has appeared on stage at TEDMED, on NPR, PBS Newshour, and Yahoo News with Katie Couric, and in The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Elle and The New York Times. Gravity, her award-winning podcast explores narratives of suffering. Dr. Kalanithi lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her daughter, Cady, a first-grader.
To learn more about her work, please visit: www.lucykalanithi.com.