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Author photo. Paul Kalanithi at the Stanford Hospital and Clinics in 2014. (Norbert von der Groeben/Stanford Hospital and Clinics)

Paul Kalanithi at the Stanford Hospital and Clinics in 2014. (Norbert von der Groeben/Stanford Hospital and Clinics)

Paul Kalanithi (1977–2015)

Author of When Breath Becomes Air

Includes the names: Kalanithi Paul, Pauk Kalanithi, Paul Kalathini, Paul Kalanlthi

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PAUL KALANITHI was a neurosurgeon and writer. He graduated from Stanford with a B.A. and M.A. in English literature and a B.A. in human biology. He earned an M.Phil in the history and philosophy of science and medicine from Cambridge and graduated cum laude from the Yale School of Medicine, where he was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. He returned to Stanford to complete his residency training in neurological surgery and a postdoctoral fellowship in neuroscience, and received the American Academy of Neurological Surgery's highest award for resident research. He died in March 2015. He is survived by his family, including his wife Lucy, and their daughter Elizabeth Acadia (Cady). [retrieved 10/6/17 from Amazon.com Author Page]
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