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Furst Forum Speaker Dr. Raj Telhan, “Medicine & the Humanities: Vocabularies in Practice.”

November 9, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 9 at 6:00pm EST, the Furst Forum Speaker Series in Comparative Literature will welcome Dr. Raj Telhan for his presentation, “Medicine and the Humanities: Vocabularies in Practice.”

Raj Telhan (he/him) is a physician and writer who works at the intersection of literature, medicine, and culture. He is the author of essays, longform journalism, and criticism bridging science and the humanities. His writing appears in the Virginia Quarterly Review and The American Scholar. His VQRessay, “Begin Cutting,” was anthologized in the Best American Science and Nature Writing. Other honors include the Smith-Shanubi Scholarship at the New York State Writers Institute and the Staige D. Blackford Prize for Nonfiction for his VQR cover story, “Foreign Bodies.”

Raj studied Literature and Medicine at the University of Virginia, where he was a Crispell Scholar. He completed his residency in rehabilitation medicine at NYPH/Columbia-Cornell University Medical Center, graduating as Chief Resident. After completing an interventional spine fellowship at the University of Virginia, he began clinical practice as an academic attending and teacher of medical humanities. He is a triple board-certified Assistant Professor of Rehabilitation Medicine at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Medicine and serves as a Contributing Editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review.

Register for Raj’s presentation here.