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Abraham Verghese, MD, MACP

Academic Appointments

  • Linda R. Meier and Joan F. Lane Provostial Professor

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Contact Information

  • Clinical Offices
    Department of Medicine 300 Pasteur Dr Rm S102 MC 5110 Stanford, CA 94305
    Tel Work (650) 721-6966 Fax (650) 725-8381
  • Academic Offices
    Personal Information
    Tel (650) 721-6966
    Alternate Contact
    Pornprang Plangsirisakul Executive Assistant Tel Work 650-721-1166
    Not for medical emergencies or patient use

Professional Overview

Clinical Focus

  • Internal Medicine
  • Medical Education
  • Bedside Exam
  • Patient-Physician relationships

Academic Appointments

Administrative Appointments

  • Senior Associate Chair for the Theory & Practice of Medicine, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2007 - present)
  • Clerkship Director, Stanford University, Department of Medicine (2007 - present)
  • Adjunct Faculty, Freeman Spogli Institute: Stanford Health Policy (2010 - present)
  • Faculty, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics (2009 - present)

Honors and Awards

  • Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon), Upstate Medical University, SUNY Syracuse (2012)
  • Member, Institute of Medicine, National Academy of Sciences (2011)
  • Member, Association of American Physicians, Association of American Physicians (2006)
  • Master, American College of Physicians (2005)
  • John P. McGovern Medal, Osler Society, Montreal (2007)
  • Doctor of Humane Letters (Hon), University of Northern Illinois (2007)
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Professional Education

Fellowship: East Tennessee State University Medicine TN (1988)
Residency: East Tennessee State University Medicine TN (1983)
Medical Education: Madras University Medicine, India (1980)
Master of Fine Arts: The University of Iowa, Fiction (1991)
Board Certification: Pulmonary Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1988)
Board Certification: Infectious Disease, American Board of Internal Medicine (1986)
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Prior Year Coursescourses of Abraham Verghese

Scientific Focus

Current Research and Scholarly Interests

My interest is in clinical skills and the bedside exam, both in its technical aspects, but also in the importance of the ritual and what is conveyed by the physician's presence and technique at the bedside. This work interests me from an educational point of view, and also from the point of view of ethnographic studies related to rituals and how they transform the patient-physician relationship.


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