Dr. Rishi Goyal has been appointed Adjunct Associate Professor at The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Southern Denmark.
Goyal is currently Director of the Medicine, Literature, and Society-Program, Assistant Professor of Medicine and an Attending Physician in the Emergency Department at Columbia University's Medical Center.
Goyal's research, writing and teaching focuses on the reciprocal transformations that result when new ideas about health, disease, and the body find forms of expression in fiction and memoirs. His most recent work explores the political, aesthetic, and social dimensions of the representation of physical trauma in literature. Goyal's writing has appeared in The Living Handbook of Narratology, BMJ Medical Humanities, and The Los Angeles Review of Books among other places. Most recently he has contributed to the Danish book Læse, skrive og hele. Perspektiver på narrativ medicin [Read, write, and heal. Perspectives on narrative medicine], ed. by Anders Juhl Rasmussen, University Press of Southern Denmark.
Rishi Goyal received his MD (2001) and his PhD in English and Comparative Literature (2010) from Columbia University. He was Chief Resident in Emergency Medicine at New York-Presbyterian (2009-10). Before returning to Columbia in 2012, he was Director of Medical Humanism and Assistant Professor of English Literature and Emergency Medicine at the University of Arizona where he was named Teacher of the Year (2011).
Dr. Rishi Goyal's contribution to research and teaching within Narrative Medicine is extraordinary and internationally very well recognized.
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