Narrative Medicine Rounds: Susan Ball, M.D., Author
May 06, 2015 - 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Faculty Club of Columbia University Medical Center, Physicians & Surgeons Building, 630 W. 168th St., 4th Floor, New York, NY
Susan Ball, MD is an internist with a master’s degree in Public Health and an M.S. in Narrative Medicine. She has been taking care of patients with HIV in New York City for nearly twenty years. She called the experience "sad and disheartening" due to the loss of many patients. "These days, things are much better because we have the tools to help most of our patients live long and healthy lives," she said. Whereas her early work in HIV involved many hours in the hospital caring for sick and dying patients, today she spends most of her clinical time in an outpatient setting.
Narrative Medicine Rounds are lectures or readings presented by scholars, clinicians, or writers engaged in work at the intersection of narrative and health care. Rounds are held on the first Wednesday of each month (September to May) from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the Columbia University Medical Center Faculty Club, followed by a reception. Rounds are free and open to the public; no RSVP is necessary. Students, staff, faculty, patients, friends, and interested others are warmly welcome to attend.
Susan Ball, M.D.