Jay Baruch

Jay Baruch

Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine
Brown University

Jay Baruch, MD is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Alpert Medical School at Brown University, where he also serves as the director of the ethics curriculum and co-director of the medical humanities and bioethics scholarly concentration. He is presently a Faculty Fellow at the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University. The focus of his work involves developing a program in pragmatic medical humanities, including the role of medical humanities as a means for community engagement on healthcare issues. His teaching and curriculum projects at Alpert Medical School are rooted in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations and conversations, including Roger Williams University Law School and the Rhode Island School of Design.

His collection of short fiction, Fourteen Stories: Doctors, Patients, and Other Strangers (Kent State University Press, 2007) was Honorable Mention in the short story category in ForeWord Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Awards. His short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous print and online literary journals.

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