Stanford Center for
Biomedical Ethics

Medicine & the Muse Program
Medical Humanities and the Arts


 Steering Committee:


Jonathan Berek MD, MMS

Laurie Kraus Lacob Professor and Chair, Obstetrics & Gynecology
Director, Stanford Women’s Cancer Center

Genna Braverman MD candidate, Stanford School of Medicine

Maren Grainger-Monsen, MD

Director, Program in Biomedical Ethics in Film, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics

Alvan A. Ikoku MD, PhD

Assistant Professor
Departments of Comparative Literature and Medicine

Shaili Jain, MBchB (MD)

Medical Director, Primary Care- Behavioral Health Team, VA Palo Alto Health Care System Clinical Assistant Professor (affiliated), Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine

McGregor Joyner BA candidate, Stanford University Program in Human Biology

Tanya M. Luhrmann, PhD

Watkins University Professor, Department of Anthropology (and Psychology, by courtesy) Director, Certificate Program: Cultures, Minds and Medicines

Audrey Shafer, MD (Director)

Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine

Hans Steiner, MD

Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry



Jacqueline Genovese, MA

Assistant Director, Program in Arts, Humanities and Medicine

Affiliated Faculty:


Donald A. Barr, MD, PhD

Professor (Teaching), Pediatrics, Professor (Teaching) (By courtesy), Graduate School of Education

Jonathan Berger, DMA

Denning Family Provostial Professor Department of Music

James Chang MD

Chief, Division of Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Professor of Surgery (Plastic Surgery) & Orthopedic Surgery Hand & Microsurgery

Lauren Edwards, MD Clinical Instructor, Medicine – General Medicine Disciplines
Bruce Feldstein, MD

Adjunct Clinical Professor in Medicine/General Internal Medicine
Chaplain, Stanford University Medical Center

Rona Giffard, PhD MD

Professor of Anesthesia and Neurosurgery
Steven Goodman, MD, PhD

Associate Dean for Clinical and Translational Research
Professor of Medicine and Health Research and Policy

Aleta Hayes, MFA

Lecturer, Department of Theatre and Performance Studies Dance Division, Director, Chocolate Heads Movement Band

Stephen Hinton, PhD Avalon Foundation Professor in the Humanities
Professor, Music
Denning Family Director, Stanford Arts Institute
Robert K. Jackler, MD

Sewall Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery; PI, Stanford Research into the Impact of Tobacco Advertising

Matthew Kohrman, PhD

Associate Professor, Anthropology

James Lock, PhD, MD

Professor, Psychiatry & Behavioral Science - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Michael Marmor, MD

Professor, Ophthalmology


Yoshiko Matsumoto, PhD Professor, Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures
and, by courtesy, Department of Linguistics

Susan K. McConnell, PhD

Susan B. Ford Professor Dunlevie Family University Fellow  Department of Biology Photography

Stephen Murphy-Shigematsu, Ed.D

Consulting Professor, Asian-American Studies; Lecturer, Comparative Studies in Race & Ethnicity

Josef Parvizi, MD PhD

Associate Professor, Neurology & Neurological Sciences

Peggy Phelan, PhD

The Ann O’Day Maples Professor in the ArtsProfessor in Theatre and Performance Arts, and in English

Janice Ross, PhD

Professor, Dept. of Theatre and Performance Studies Director of Dance Division

John Scandling, MD

Professor of Medicine, Nephrology


Erika Schillinger, MD

Clinical Associate Professor, Medicine – General Medical Disciplines

Randall S. Stafford, MD, PhD

Professor of Medicine, Director, Program on Prevention Outcomes and Practices Stanford Prevention Research Center

Sakti Srivastava, MBBS, MS

Associate Professor, Surgery and Bioengineering (by courtesy) Chief, Division of Clinical Anatomy,Course Director: Art and Anatomy

Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Professor and Senior Associate Chair for the Theory and Practice of Medicine Department of Medicine

Jonah Willihnganz, PhD,

Braden Lecturer in Narrative Art Director, The Stanford Storytelling Project

Gail Wight, MFA

Associate Professor of Art and Art History

Irvin D. Yalom, MD

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emeritus

Founding Advisors:




LaVera Crawley, MD, MPH


Palliative Care Chaplain, Alta Bates

Ramona Doyle,MD


Group Medical Director, Genetech


Honorary Advisory Board


Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D. Litt (Hon)          

Associate Professor, Harvard School of Medicine, Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Humanism in Medicine Program

Paulus Hochgatterer, MD

Physician in Chief, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, County Clinic, Tulln, Austria 

Eric Kandel, MD       

Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons at Columbia University, Recipient of the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 

Jonathan Kellerman, PhD          

Professor of Clinical Pediatrics (Psychology) at USC School of Medicine; Adjunct Professor of Psychology at USC.

Robin S. Rosenberg, PhD,       

Clinical Psychologist, San Francisco and Menlo Park, CA

Marilyn Yalom, PhD      

Senior Scholar at the Clayman Institute for Gender Research at Stanford University.

Further information on our Honorary Advisory Board members

Visiting faculty:


Year of Visit

Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D. Litt (Hon) 
Rafael Campo, MA, MD, D. Litt (Hon)      

Associate Professor, Harvard School of Medicine Director, Office of Multicultural Affairs and the Humanism in Medicine Program

Winter/Spring 2012: recipient of a joint Stanford Humanities Center / SiCa fellowship for arts writers/practitioners, nominated by the Arts, Humanities and Medicine Program

Reading & Lecture by Dr. Rafael Campo March 1, 2012 photos.


LC Chan, MD, PhD
LC Chan, MD, PhD

Professor and Chair, Department of Pathology, University Of Hong Kong
Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine
Co-Director, The Centre for the Humanities and Medicine



Therese Jones, PhD
Therese Jones, PhD

Associate Professor, Department of Medicine at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Director of the Arts and Humanities in Healthcare Program for the Center for Bioethics and Humanities
Invited Workshop Speaker: Recombinations: Art, Medicine, Bioscience; Stanford Humanities Center



Lisa Wong, MD
Lisa Wong, MD

Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Harvard Medical School

Past President, Longwood Symphony Orchestra



Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD
Danielle Ofri, MD, PhD

Associate Professor, Medicine, New York University
Editor-in-Chief, Bellevue Literary Review




Daniel Laforest, PhD
Daniel Laforest, PhD

Associate Professor, French and Cultural Studies, Department of Modern Languages & Cultural Studies, U Alberta, Canada



Contact us

Medicine and the Muse Program
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
1215 Welch Road, Mod A
Stanford, CA  94303-5417
Phone: (650) 723-5760
Fax: (650) 725-6131

Audrey Shafer - Director, Program in Arts, Humanities, and Medicine
Jacqueline Genovese - Assistant Director, Program in Arts, Humanities, and Medicine

For information about ways to give, please contact:
Anne Crowe - Assistant Director
Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics
(650) 498-5305

All contributions are welcome!


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