Abraham Verghese, is a nationally bestselling author and a prominent voice in medicine with a uniquely humanistic view of the future of healthcare. Abraham sees a future for healthcare which marries technological innovation with the traditional doctor-patient relationship. In addition to being a deep thinker about the future of healthcare, Dr. Verghese is a phenomenally successful author with tremendous popular appeal. His most recent novel, Cutting for Stone, was a runaway hit, topping the New York Times bestseller list for over two years and earning a movie deal. His other books include, My Own Country, a National Book Critics Circle Award for 1994, and The Tennis Partner, a New York Times notable book and a national bestseller. Dr. Verghese has served on the faculty of many universities. He has served on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Internal Medicine. He is a Master of the American College of Physicians, and was elected to the Association of American Physicians, as well as the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
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