In addition to writing, I'm an emergency physician, medical educator, and speaker. I serve as Director, Program in Clinical Arts and Humanities and Co-director of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers, (Kent State University Press, 2007) was my first book of short fiction. What's Left Out , my follow-up collection, is forthcoming from Kent State University Press in 2015.
I majored in English at Union College in Schenectady, NY, received my medical degree from SUNY at Stony Brook School of Medicine, completed the medical ethics fellowship at Harvard Medical School, the Division of Social Medicine, and was selected to be a Faculty Fellow at the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University.
I share a house in Rhode Island with my wife and son, two dogs with complex personalities, an incredibly cool red-footed tortoise called "The Dude" and her younger and randier mate who can't shake the name of "Baby Dude."
In addition to giving readings, I speak nationally on topics ranging from medical humanities and medical ethics to the importance of story, creativity and creative writing skills as necessary bedside skills. I also welcome conversations with reading groups and book clubs.
I can be contacted through email, and found fumbling my way on Twitter @JBaruchMD
This website, like me, is imperfect and a work-in-progress.
Recent and Selected Work
This I Believe WRNI