Hematologist and oncologist, Pulitzer Prize-winner
Siddhartha Mukherjee is the author of The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for general non-fiction, and The Laws of Medicine. Siddhartha Mukherjee's THE GENE: An Intimate History is his latest work - the story of the quest to decipher the master code of instructions that makes and defines human beings, that determines our form, function and destiny, and the future of our children.
Mukherjee is an assistant professor of medicine at Columbia University and a cancer physician and researcher. A Rhodes Scholar, he holds degrees from Stanford University, the University of Oxford and Harvard Medical School. He has published articles in Nature, the New England Journal of Medicine, the New York Times and Cell.
He holds a BS in biology from Stanford University, a DPhil in immunology from Oxford University (where he was a Rhodes Scholar), and an MD from Harvard Medical School.
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Current medical treatment boils down to six words: Have a disease, take a pill, kill something. But doctor Siddhartha Mukherjee points to a future of medicine that will change the way we heal. From the perspective of an oncologist, he shares his thoughts on the future of medicine and healthcare.