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Einat Avrahami teaches courses in American literature, narrative medicine, and literature and medicine at the Department of English in Tel Aviv University, the Graduate Program, the Nursing Department in Haifa University, and Hadassah School of Medicine at the Hebrew University. She is the author of The Invading Body: Reading Illness Autobiographies (The University of Virginia Press, 2007) and co-editor of Doctors’ Stories: Humanism in Family Medicine, with Andre Matalon (Tel Aviv University Press, 2011). She is currently working on a new book on doctors’ narratives and their implications for medical ethics.

Donald Boudreau is Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, McGill University and an Arnold P. Gold Associate Professor of Medicine. He has been involved in medical education for twenty-five years and is erstwhile Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs at McGill. He is currently Director, Office of Physicianship Curriculum Development. His research is focused on aspects of the clinical method, including the incorporation of clinical observation, attentive listening, clinical thinking and narrative understanding in undergraduate medical education.

Sarah Chambers is Associate Professor of Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital at Montefiore, Albert Einstein College of Medicine. She is a pediatric cardiologist with a specific focus on pediatric echocardiography, fetal cardiology, and fetal echocardiography. Her research interests include perinatal outcomes in congenital heart disease and the development of new educational techniques in pediatric echocardiography. She first became interested in narrative medicine as a medical student at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, and she remains interested in the application of narrative techniques to the practice of fetal and pediatric cardiology.

Rita Charon is a general internist and narratologist at Columbia University and founder and Executive Director of the Program in Narrative Medicine. She was co-editor of Literature and Medicine from 2001 to 2007. Her research focuses on clinician-patient relationships, narrative skill in medicine, health care team effectiveness, and reflective practice and is funded by the NI H, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, and the Veterans Administration. She has published and lectured widely on narrative medicine. She is the author of Narrative Medicine: Honoring the Stories of Illness and co-edited of Stories Matter: The Role of Narrative in Medical Ethics and Psychoanalysis and Narrative Medicine. She is working on a new book on narrative medicine.

Sayantani DasGupta is Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics and Faculty Member of the Master’s Program in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. She also teaches in the Graduate Program in Health Advocacy and Undergraduate Fiction Writing Programs at Sarah Lawerence College. [End Page 412] She is co-author of a book of Bengali folktales, the author of a memoir, and co-editor of an award winning collection of women’s illness narratives, Stories of Illness and Healing: Women Write their Bodies. She is the co-chair of a Columbia University faculty Seminar in Narrative, Health and Social Justice and has been on the editorial board of Literature and Medicine since 2005.

Abraham Fuks is a Professor in the Department of Medicine at McGill University. His research interests have included the immunogenetics of diabetes, the biology of tumour-associated antigens and cell adhesion molecules, and ethical aspects of the design of trials involving human subjects. He served as Dean of the Faculty of Medicine at McGill from 1995 to 2006 and was a Visiting Professor in the Department of Social Medicine at Harvard University in 2007–2008. His current scholarly interests include projects on the language of medicine and its metaphoric structure, and the study of narratives in the clinical dyad.

Julie Glickstein is Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at the Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is a pediatric cardiologist with a special interest in echocardiography, fetal cardiology and fetal echocardiography. Her research interests have included studying the development of heart block in fetuses with mothers who have collagen vascular disease, parental education and its significance in prenatal counseling, as well as prenatal outcomes for different congenital lesions. She teaches first through fourth year medical students at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons. She is very interested in using narrative techniques in the field of Pediatric Cardiology and Fetal Cardiology.

Anita Helle is Professor of...


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