Tuesday, December 13, 2016 - 11:29

Join us as Dr. Hatch, author of Snowball in a Blizzard, will talk about how he came to write his book and discuss the effects of uncertainty in the practice of medicine.

Friday, January 13, 2017

12:30-1:30, Faculty Conference Room

Bring your own lunch, dessert provided

Books will be available for purchase

Steven Hatch, MDSteven Hatch, MD is Assistant Professor of Medicine at UMass Medical School, working in the Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology. At present, in addition to his clinical practice, his major focus is clinical education. He is currently engaged in educational endeavors involving every single year of training, from first-year medical students all the way through senior ID Fellows. Those jobs include serving as core Internal Medicine Clerkship Faculty, core Faculty for the IM Residency, and ID Fellowship Program Director.

Additionally, a major professional activity for Dr. Hatch is writing about medicine for nonprofessional audiences. His experience in writing includes: a memoir of his adventures and misadventures during medical school, Blind Man’s Marathon; a chapter in an anthology on the history and philosophy of science “The Virus as Metaphor in American Popular Culture” in Science at the Frontiers; and his featured book, Snowball in a Blizzard, about the effects of uncertainty in the practice of medicine. A forthcoming book, Inferno, a Doctor’s Ebola Story, is about his experiences during the Ebola outbreak.

Dr. Hatch attended the University of Cincinnati School of Medicine, and attended Tufts in Boston for his Internal Medicine Residency. While there, and talking to his advisor about ID careers, Dr. Hatch expressed that his major interest was studying hemorrhagic fever. His advisor suggested UMass where dengue fever was being researched. “And the rest, as they say, is history; I’ve been here 11+ years now.”

Sponsored by the Humanities in Medicine Committee of the Lamar Soutter Library