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Jay Baruch

MD, Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University

About Me

Jay Baruch, MD, is Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine at Alpert Medical School at Brown University, where he serves 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 Magazine’s 2007 Book of the Year Awards. 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 a 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 and the Department of Emergency Medicine. He works closely with artists, arts educations, researchers and public health leaders in his role on the Rhode Island Department of Health Arts and Health advisory group. In addition to serving as a Director-at-Large, American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, he's been the medical humanities section chair for the American College of Emergency Physicians. In 2016, he received the inaugural Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.

Courses and Programs taught by Jay Baruch