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. (Anaesthesia), Hans Steiner, M.D. (Psychiatry and Human Development), Irvin Yalom, M.D. (Psychiatry) and Larry Zaroff, M.D., Ph.D., (Cardiac Surgery).

The group currently has some hundred members from all branches of medicine participating in monthly meetings, workshops and annual events. Our members write poetry, fiction, narrative non-fiction, non-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.

The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford have regular events on the Stanford campus in January, March, July, September, and a joint poetry and music event with the St. Lawrence String Quartet in November. Please visit www.pegasusphysicians.com 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 Medical Humanities & Arts Program at the Stanford School of Medicine.

To learn more about the group, please visit www.pegasusphysicians.com. To contact the group, email Dr. Steiner at: steiner@stanford.edu or Jacqueline Genovese, MA, Program Coordinator, Arts, Humanities and Medicine Program, at: jmgeno@stanford.edu.


Jackie Genovese, MA, Program Coordinator

Our Web Master, 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, or to contact her about writing, editing, or website projects, please email her at: becky.e.hall@gmail.com

Becky Hall, Web Master and Freelance Writer/Editor



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