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Jack Coulehan is an Emeritus Professor of Medicine and Preventive Medicine, and Emeritus Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics at Stony Brook Renaissance School of Medicine. Jack’s essays, poems and stories appear frequently in health care journals and literary magazines, and his work is widely anthologized. He is the author of seven collections of poetry, including The Talking Cure: New and Selected Poems (2020). His other books include Blood & Bone and Primary Care, two edited anthologies of poems by physicians; Chekhov’s Doctors, a collection of Anton Chekhov’s medical tales; and an award-winning textbook The Medical Interview: Mastering Skills for Clinical Practice.

Among Jack’s honors are the Aesculapius Award for Excellence in Teaching at Stony Brook, Pennsylvania Council for the Arts poetry fellowship, Merck Fellowship at Yaddo, American College of Physicians poetry award, American Nursing Association book of the year award, Master Scholar humanities fellowship of the Philadelphia College of Physicians, Humanities Medal of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Nicholas Davies Scholar Award of the American College of Physicians, and the Hergott Prize, awarded by Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital for humanism in medicine. 

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