Abraham Verghese, M.D., renowned physician, best-selling author and professor at Stanford University, has earned accolades in and out of the medical community for his advocacy on behalf of patients. He is widely regarded as having influenced the way modern medical students think about what it means to be a doctor and to treat people. Much of his life’s work is brought to bear in his debut novel, Cutting for Stone, which has been celebrated by critics and spent over 50 weeks on The New York Times bestseller list. His work with terminal patients was intensely transformative and the basis for his first book, My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story.
The lecture will take place on Monday, October 8 at 7:30 pm in Cobb Great Hall, Wharton Center on MSU’s East Lansing campus. Tickets are $23 for the general public; free to MSU students, faculty, and staff. Purchase tickets online, or at the Wharton Center box office. All student, faculty, and staff tickets must be picked up in person at the box office with ID.