Mohamed Osman is a board certified family physician and an accomplished artist from Africa. He is affiliated with South Eastern Hospital in North Carolina. View his artwork, "Aids Clinic" and "Visual Hallucination: Art and Medicine" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Andrea Rosenhaft is a licensed clinical social worker, who practices at an outpatient mental health clinic in New York City. She writes primarily on the topic of mental illness and recovery. Read her piece, “Eight Months After a Suicide Attempt” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Julia Sevy is a passionate dancer and creative writer who graduated from Brown University in 2014. Read her piece, “Constellations” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Jafeen Ilmudeen is a medical student at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. She is working on a collection of short stories. Read her story, "Between Us" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Nina Gaby is a writer, visual artist and psychiatric nurse practitioner, who is currently the coordinator of Psychiatric Services at an inpatient rehab facility in New England. Read her piece, “The Baby on the Bus” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Mercedes Frankl is a family physician working at a community health center in New York City. “This essay describes parallel relationships in my personal and professional life. To protect the people involved, I have changed their names, including my own. The rest of the story is true.” Her piece, “Without the Violence,” appears in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Ashley Tauchert is an independent writer and mental health advocate living in the UK. Read her piece, “Notes From My Psychosis” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Jonathan Monro has appeared on Broadway as an actor, at Carnegie Hall as a classical pianist, and has written five produced musicals. Listen to his music, "Wake Up" in the Spring 2015 Intima and go to www.jonathanmonro.com for more.
Katie Kress is an alum of the University of Iowa who graduated with honors in 2012. She lives in Chicago, where she is pursuing an MFA in creative nonfiction writing. Her work has appeared in Glassworks Magazine and Stoneboat Literary Journal. Read her piece, “Until You Are Blue in the Face” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Hans Steiner is Professor Emeritus (Active) of Psychiatry at Stanford University and a founding member of The Pegasus Physician Writers at Stanford (www.hanssteiner.com). Read "The Cat Doctor" and "Talking in Toys" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Elle Silver is an MFA Candidate in Creative Writing at California Institute of the Arts. Read her poem, "The Interpretation" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Katherine Macfarlaneis a law professor and Rheumatoid Arthritis blogger. Read her piece, "Flying Into Jerusalem" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Carol Scott-Conner is Professor of Surgery at the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine. Read her piece, “A Tale of Three Breasts” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Arlene Weiner has been a cardiology technician, a college instructor, an editor, and a research associate in educational applications of cognitive science. A MacDowell Colony fellow, Weiner’s work can be found in Escape Velocity, a collection of her poems (Ragged Sky 2006) as well as in Pleiades, Poet Lore, and on Writer’s Almanac. Read her poem, "Line of Beauty" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Gladys Rodriguez and Esther Park
Esther Park and Gladys Rodriguez are both fourth year medical students at Yale School of Medicine. Read their piece, "Dying Well: Choose Your Beverage" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Thom Schwarz has been a registered nurse since 1979 and a hospice nurse for the past seven years, working for HV Hospice, Inc., Poughkeepsie, NY. He is also a writer: His work has been published in Journal of the American Medical Association, American Journal of Nursing, The New York Times, Newsweek, and more. Read “Watching” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Hugh Silk is a member of the UMass Medical School Humanities in Medicine Committee and oversees the medical humanities teaching of the family medicine residents. Read “The Power of a Handshake” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Tarina Quraishi is a 2014 graduate of Harvard College, where she studied literature and biology. She currently works at Massachusetts General Hospital. Read her piece, “On Elevators” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Irène Mathieu is a writer and medical student at Vanderbilt University, whose work can be found in Diverse Voices Quarterly, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Love Insha’Allah. Read her poem, "Fear of Causing Pain" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Nicole Mak is a MD candidate (2015) at McGill University. She holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology & Immunology, a B.Sc. in Biochemistry and a B.A. in French as well as fellowship diplomas from Trinity College London in piano and violin performance. Read her paper, “Physician Culture and Identity: The Portrait of Medicine in Molière” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Richard Sidlow is the Associate Chairman of the Department of Pediatrics at Staten Island University Hospital and the Director of its Pediatric Hospitalist Group. Read his piece, “Christmas Day” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Frederick Nenneris the Director of the Ethics Consultation Service at a community hospital. Read his “When the Cow Jumps Over the Moon” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Debbie McCulliss, RN, MS, CAPF, CJI, is a science-medical writer and Certified Applied Poetry Facilitator whose focus is on writing for medical, nursing, mental-health and the lay public. Read her piece, "Humanity in Medicine: Robert Frost and the Medical Applications of Poetry" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Vik Reddy is a practicing plastic surgeon and a regular contributor to the Detroit Free Press. He serves as the Medical Director of Quality at Henry Ford Macomb Hospital. Read his piece, “Stuck” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Stefanie Reiff, MD is a second year Internal Medicine resident at Columbia University-NYP. Read her poem, “Emergency Department” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Sarah Safford is a lyricist and an educator, currently employed at the Brooklyn Adult Learning Center. She has a Masters in Public Health and is an alumnus of the BMI Musical Theater Workshop. Listen to her songs, “I’ll Try Anything” and “Wake Up” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Kim Drew Wright
Kim Drew Wright is a graduate of the University of North Carolina. She is CEO at Quick Wit Lit and produces Real Spiel, a newsletter for witty readers and writers. Read “A Mother’s Life” in the Spring 2015 Intima and more of her work on kimdrewwright.com.
Kimberly La Force is a registered nurse and writer, whose screenplay, “A Marriage Proposal” was published in Best American Short Plays 2010-2011Anthology.She is a 2015 Master of Science degree candidate in Narrative Medicine at Columbia University. Read "Emerging into the Light" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Catherine Klatzer, who won Tiferet Journal's 2014 first prize in non-fiction, is a recently retired pediatric ICU RN. She has coordinated mindfulness retreats for ten years for professional health caregivers coping with death. Read "What We See When We See Each Other" in the Spring 2015 Intima and more about her work atcatherine.klatzker.com.
Jacob L. Freedman
Jacob L. Freedman, MD, is psychiatrist in Boston and an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Tufts University School of Medicine, where as a leader in the integrated mental health team he creates strategies for providing evidence-based healthcare to patients. Read “Maybe That’s why I Became a Psychiatrist” and “My Favorite Piece” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Natalie Lovejoy is a composer/lyricist/writer orginally from Texas, now living in New York. Her work includes the musical Deployed. M.M. from NYU, BMI Workshop. www.natalielovejoy.nyc. Listen to her music for Sarah Safford's piece, "I'll Try Anything" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Wendy French wrote “The Price of Cure” during a residency as Poet in Residence, Macmillan Cancer Centre, University College London Hospital. Read her poem in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Edith Bracho-Sanchez is a fourth-year medical student at New York University School of Medicine. Read her piece, “A Familiar Accent” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Doug Hester is an anesthesiologist at Vanderbilt University. He is also an MFA student at Murray State University. Read his poem, "Speed Dating by Type" in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Ann Casapini studies writing with Steve Lewis at Sara Lawrence College. Read her piece, “Eight Grown Children” and “Beauty” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Amy Caruso Brown
Amy Caruso Brown is an assistant professor of bioethics and humanities and a pediatric oncologist at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. Read her piece, “E.B.” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Sara Awan makes images and writes. Her paintings are in private and public collections and can be seen online at http://www.bbc.co.uk/arts/yourpaintings/artists/awan-sara. Awan's background is in law, social science, social research, and fine art, particularly as it relates to children and the family. She is starting an MA in Visual Communication in Bath where she lives with her son and their miniature dachshund. Her artwork "Twins in Yellow Hats" appears in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Kathryn A. Cantrell
Kathryn A. Cantrell, MA, CCLS is a certified child life specialist and doctoral candidate in Counseling Psychology at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Read her piece, “Disclosure Day” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Marcia Butler worked as a professional oboist for twenty-five years in New York City. After retiring from music in 2008, she now has a successful interior design firm. Read her piece, "Cancer Diva," in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Sara Baker is a fiction writer and poet, whose own journey with chronic illness led her to create the Woven Dialog Workshops, writing classes that aid in facilitating the healing process. Read her pieces, “The Sun in Cannes” and “What Do The Dying Want?” in the Spring 2015 Intima and at Word Medicine, saratbaker.wordpress.com.
Hannah Baggott is a Nashville, TN native pursuing an MFA in poetry at Oregon State University. She has recently been awarded the 2015 Bellevue Literary Review Marcia and Jan Vilcek Prize for Poetry. Read “Dear Stephanie, It Made Sense” in the Spring 2015 Intima and at www.hannahbaggott.com.
Andrea Hansell, who has a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology, earned a creative writing certificate at Princeton University and has published work in Lilith andThe Ann Arbor News. Read her piece, “The Dragonslayer” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
A retired professor of English, Dr. Karen Jahn earned an MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts in writing creative nonfiction. She is revising her memoir, Surrender Blues. Read her piece, “My Heart is in My Hands” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Samantha Greenberg earned a dual B.A. in English and Psychology from Muhlenberg College. She runs an academic consulting business in Northern New Jersey. Read her piece, “The Phone” in the Spring 2015 Intima.
Randy Hale is a retired oncology social worker. She has worked in the field for 15+ years at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York, Gilda's Club in New York, Swedish Cancer Institute in Seattle, and has seen patients in private practice. Read her piece, “Again” in the Spring 2015 Intima.