In the popular press

On Rejection, Abortion, and What’s Left Behind (The Millions, September 2022)

The Embrace: On the Meaning of “Post-Roe” (StatoRec, August 2022)

The Good Mother (The New York Review of Books, July 2022)

Only states can stop antiabortion “crisis pregnancy centers” from deceiving consumers (L.A. Times, June 22 2022)

Suspending Belief: Abortion and the right to regret (The Point, June 18 2022)

What Mommy Does at Work: On talking to young kids about abortion (Slate, June 15 2022)

Aspirations (The New York Review of Books, May 5 2022)

Why I Provide Abortions: On moving toward the difficulty of abortion (Boston Review, Nov 29 2021)
Listed in “Notable Essays and Literary Nonfiction of 2021,” as selected by Robert Atwan. The Best American Essays 2022

Pain and Coping: On women’s pain during the pandemic (Statorec, July 3 2020)

What If Patients, Not Doctors, Could Decide Who Gets a Ventilator? (Slate, April 1 2020)

It Took Me More than 6 Weeks To Figure Out I Was Pregnant–And I’m A Doctor. (HuffPost, Nov 20 2019)

Breech Babies Don’t Always Require C-Sections (Slate, Oct 16 2019)

When an Abortion Doctor Becomes a Mother (The New York Times, June 27 2019)

Changing mind mid-abortion not necessarily simple or safe (San Francisco Chronicle, Nov 9 2017)

In medical journals

Among the Eucalyptus Trees (Journal of Palliative Medicine, 2013)

Oh, Mrs. Muramoto! (Academic Medicine, 2013)

Through The Cracks (Family Medicine, 2013)

Essays in ethics

A Writer and a Doctor: What a physician’s account of Auschwitz can teach us about the ethics of story-telling in medicine (Hektoen International, 2014)

The God on My Grandfather’s Table (The Elie Wiesel Prize in Ethics, 2005)

Writings from medical school and residency

Lost in the Hospital (Intern Year, 2013)–winner of the 2015 Joint Medical Program Writing Contest

And this loneliness won’t leave me alone (Intern Year, 2014)


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