The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford

Founding Members

Audrey Shafer, M.D. - Anesthesiology

Audrey Shafer, M.D. - Anesthesiology

Irvin Yalom, M.D. - Psychiatry

Irvin Yalom, M.D. - Psychiatry

Larry Zaroff, M.D., Ph.D. - Cardiac Surgery In Memoriam, 2015

Larry Zaroff, M.D., Ph.D. - Cardiac Surgery
In Memoriam, 2015

Dr. med Hans Steiner, F.A.C.A.A.P - Psychiatry

Dr. med Hans Steiner, F.A.C.A.A.P - Psychiatry

The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford

We are a group of academic and private practice physicians in various stages of career development who also are creative writers. The group was founded in 2008 by Audrey Shafer, M.D. (Anesthesia), Irvin Yalom, M.D. (Psychiatry), Larry Zaroff, M.D., Ph.D., (Cardiac Surgery), and Hans Steiner, M.D. (Psychiatry and Human Development, steiner@stanford.edu / www.hanssteiner.com), who is now the director of the group.  Questions regarding membership in the group should be directed at Dr. Steiner.

The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford have regular events on the Stanford campus in January, March, July, and September, and a joint poetry and music event with the St. Lawrence String Quartet in November. Please check back for upcoming locations, dates, and themes for events. The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford is an independent group that closely collaborates with the Medicine & the Muse at the Stanford School of Medicine.

The group currently has over 100 members from all branches of medicine participating in monthly meetings, workshops and annual events. Our events are recorded and available for download on the Events Page. Our members write poetry, fiction, fictionalized memoirs, op-ed pieces and educational texts for the lay public with the intent to broaden public understanding of the science and art of medicine. Other goals of the group are: to bring the insights of humanistic arts to the practice of medicine; to inform creative writing by the practice of medicine; to educate medical students and young physicians in the humanistic dimensions of medical practice; and to celebrate the lives of our patients through our writing.

Recently, the Pegasus group was featured in a SciArt in America blog post, a Psychology Today post, two Stanford Medicine SCOPE Blog posts, and on Die ZeitDr. Irvin D. Yalom, a Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford founding member, was featured in The Huffington Post. An event sponsored by the Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford was featured in a Stanford Medicine SCOPE Blog post. The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford also participated in a Café Scientifique event, reading short stories and poems on the usage of blood products as life-saving interventions. View a recording of the event here. The group has been featured in an article about the Arts, Humanities & Medicine Programs that allow Stanford School of Medicine students to explore their artistic passions in conjunction with their medical studies. The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford have published several pieces in The Intima, A Journal of Narrative Medicine.

Contact

To contact the group, email Dr. Steiner at: steiner@stanford.edu, Natasha Gupta, Director or Operations at: natashagupta.anc@gmail.com, or Jacqueline Genovese, MA, Assistant Director of Stanford's Medicine & The Muse Program,, at: jmgeno@stanford.edu.

Becky Hall, is a freelance writer/editor who has experience writing, editing, and revising clinical papers, textbook chapters, clinical handbooks, lay audience books, and creative nonfiction print and on-line publications. Please click here to visit Becky's website.

Natasha Gupta is the Director of Operations and is the webmaster for Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford and Stanford's program Medicine and the Muse. To contact her, please email her at: natashagupta.anc@gmail.com

 

Jacqueline Genovese, MA, Assistant Director Stanford Medicine & The Muse Program jmgeno@stanford.edu.

Jacqueline Genovese, MA, Assistant Director
Stanford Medicine & The Muse Program
jmgeno@stanford.edu.

Becky Hall, Webmaster becky.e.hall@gmail.com; rebeccahall.net  

Becky Hall, Webmaster
becky.e.hall@gmail.com; rebeccahall.net

 

Natasha Gupta, Director of Operations Webmaster natasha.gupta@abbeyclinic.org

Natasha Gupta, Director of Operations
Webmaster
natasha.gupta@abbeyclinic.org



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