“We must find ways to permeate each and every aspect of medicine with humanism.”
– Steven Z. Miller, MD, and Hilary J. Schmidt, PhD, Academic Medicine (1999)
The annual Steve Miller Day at Columbia University honors Dr. Steven Z. Miller, MD, director of pediatric emergency medicine at New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital/Columbia University Irving Medical Center, and a beloved educator in the movement promoting humanism in medicine. A 1980 graduate of Columbia College and 1984 graduate of the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Dr. Miller was the Arnold P. Gold Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics at P&S. He died in 2004.
Anna Quindlen, Pulitzer Prize-winning author (and one of the Gold Foundation’s National Humanism in Medicine Medal recipients in 2019), will replace the originally scheduled speaker, Dr. Paul Farmer, at the October 16 Steve Miller Medical Education Day. She will deliver a presentation titled: “Taking the Pulse: A Patient Pleads for the Human Touch in Medicine.”
Dr. Rita Charon, Professor and Chair, Medical Humanities and Ethics, Professor of Medicine, Executive Director, Columbia Narrative Medicine, will lead an interactive workshop at 10:45 a.m. The continental breakfast, which is sponsored by the Gold Foundation, fellowship presentations and luncheon will all take place as originally scheduled.