Dr. Elaine Schattner physician, writer

Dr. Elaine Schattner is a writer and physician with a unique perspective on medicine. Her views on healthcare are informed by her experiences since childhood with scoliosis, and as an adult with breast cancer and other health conditions.

After graduating from Yale College, Elaine received her medical degree at the NYU School of Medicine. After completing a residency in internal medicine, and fellowship in cancer and blood diseases, she performed research in cancer immunology and cared for patients with all kinds of malignancies. She has been on the faculty of Weill Cornell Medical College since 1993.

Elaine is writing her first book, on changing public attitudes toward cancer. Her freelance work has appeared in the Pacific Standard, Scientific American, Slate, The New York Times, the New York Observer, the Atlantic, Cure magazine and elsewhere.

She occasionally posts about cancer, medical news, ethics and health care on her personal blog, Medical Lessons. You can follow Elaine on Twitter.

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