Siddhartha Mukherjee’s accomplishments as both a physician and author are compelling and powerful.
Dr. Mukherjee's new book The Gene: An Intimate History, debuted at #1 on the New York Times bestseller list. It is a magnificent history of the gene and a response to the defining question of the future: What becomes of being human when we learn to “read” and “write” our own genetic information?
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"Many of the same qualities that made The Emperor of All Maladies so pleasurable are in full bloom in The Gene." — The New York Times
"This is perhaps the greatest detective story ever told — a millennia-long search, led by a thousand explorers, from Aristotle to Mendel to Francis Collins, for the question marks at the center of every living cell."
— Anthony Doerr, author of All the Light We Cannot See
"It's a book we all should read." — Matt McCarthy, author of The Real Doctor Will See You Shortly
A cancer specialist, Sid has devoted his life to caring for victims of cancer, a disease that sickens and kills millions of people around the world each year. As a researcher, his laboratory is on the forefront of discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods.
Dr. Mukherjee is equally devoted to and effective in communicating the "story" of cancer through his writings. In his engrossing book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Dr. Mukherjee gives readers a fascinating look into the origins and causes of cancer, its deadly effect on the human body, how it has virtually enveloped modern civilisation, and the epic battles that are taking place to control, cure, and conquer it.
As he notes, the disease now touches in some way the lives of every man, woman and child in the world, while scientists and physicians work tirelessly to bring new treatments and hope to its victims.
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer
- The Guardian First Book Prize 2011
- 2011 Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction
- 2011 PEN/E.O. Wilson Literary Science Writing Award
- A New York Times Best Book of 2010
- An O (Oprah magazine) Top 10 Book of 2010
- A TIME magazine Top 10 Nonfiction Book
"Mukherjee's debut book is a sweeping epic of obsession, brilliant researchers, dramatic
new treatments, euphoric success and tragic failure, and the relentless battle by scientists
and patients alike against an equally relentless, wily, and elusive enemy."
— Publishers Weekly starred review
"An extraordinary achievement."
— The New Yorker
"Mukherjee's profound compassion — for cancer patients, their families, as well as the oncologists who, all too often, can offer little hope — makes this book a very human history
of an elusive and complicated disease."
— Amazon.com review
His also the author of a TED Book titled, The Laws of Medicine. Dr. Mukherjee ponders the question — does medicine have laws like other sciences? This book lays the groundwork for a new way of understanding medicine, now and into the future.
Dr. Mukherjee has been published in Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, Neuron, Journal of Clinical Investigation, The New York Times, and The New Republic. His work was nominated for inclusion in Best American Science Writing, 2000.
Sid is an accomplished speaker. His words both on the stage and on the page are powerful, illuminating, and inspiring.
For more on Dr. Mukherjee see his website: siddharthamukherjee.me.
- Assistant Professor of Medicine, Columbia University
- Staff Cancer Physician, Columbia/NYU Presbyterian Hospital
- Fellow, Dana Farber Cancer Institute
- Attending Physician, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School
- Rhodes Scholar
- Ph.D, immunology, Oxford University
- MD, Harvard Medical School
- BS, Stanford University
A comprehensive center for pediatric health care:
The event was a huge success [and] incredibly well received. Obviously, from the outset there was a great deal of excitement around Dr. Mukherjee and I thought his talk was terrific. Interesting, engaging and this clearly was the right audience for him. All in all, big thumbs up!
A regional health care provider:
The event went wonderfully and Dr. Mukherjee was very well received.
From the physician breakfast: "Because of Dr. Mukherjee, it was a great day for medicine in Asheville..."
From the crowd at the event…we heard nothing but accolades for Dr. Mukherjee’s talk. He has a great way of engaging a crowd to talk about a subject that too many people are unfortunately touched by, in a manner that allows everyone to learn about the history and advances being made in cancer.