Jay Baruch, MD is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School at Brown University, where he serveâ€™s as the director of the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Scholarly Concentration.
What's Left Out (Kent State University Press, 2015), his latest collection of short fiction, received a ForeWord Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Bronze Award in the short fiction category. His first 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 Magazineâ€™s 2007 Book of the Year Awards.Â His short fiction and essays have appeared in numerous print and online medical and literary journals.
He is a former Faculty Fellow at the Cogut Center for the Humanities at Brown University. His academic work focuses on the role of creative thinking, creative writing skills and the arts in clinical medicine and is grounded in interdisciplinary and inter-institutional collaborations. Examples include a partnership with the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Museum educators to develop curricula that uses museum objects to improve metacognition and foster creative thinking at the bedside, serving as co-faculty advisor to Design+ Health, an elective led by medical students from Alpert Medical School and art students from RISD, and the Creative Medicine Series, a lectureship at Brown co-sponsored by the Cogut Center for the Humanities, the Department of Emergency Medicine, and the Creative Arts Council.
He presently serves as a Director-at-Large, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the medical humanities section chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians. He was recently recognized with the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine. Website: www.jaybaruch.com