Sherwin Bernard Nuland MD
Departments & OrganizationsBiomedical Ethics
BiographyDr. Sherwin Bernard Nuland is clinical professor of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine, where he received his M.D. degree in 1955. He is Chairman of the Board of Managers of the Journal of the History of Medicine and Allied Sciences and a member of the editorial board of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. He was a member of the Bioethics Committee of Yale New Haven Hospital from its founding in 1986 until 2000. He is the author of Doctors: The Biography of Medicine (1988), Medicine: The Art of Healing (1992), How We Die (1994), The Wisdom of the Body(1997), and The Mysteries Within: A Surgeon Reflects on Medical Myths (New York: Simon & Schuster, 2000). Dr. Nuland won the National Book Award for How We Die in 1994 and was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize and the Book Critics Circle Award in 1995. The goal of his recent work has been to transmit knowledge of medicine, biomedical ethics, and medical history to the public. His column, “The Uncertain Art,” appears regularly in The American Scholar. He is a contributing editor to The American Scholar and The New Republic.
- M.D., Yale University , 1955