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Narrative Medicine Program

Our mission is to focus on the human side of medicine, to increase the satisfaction and fulfillment of students and physicians, and to chronicle the amazing world of Temple University Hospital. We do this through a celebration of and emphasis on stories and storytelling.


After nearly 40 years, Dr. Ellen Tedaldi still cares for Temple's HIV patients, bringing a lifetime of experience, knowledge and commitment.

January 19, 2023
By: Michael Vitez

A Narrative Medicine elective

April 19, 2022
By: Michael Vitez

Surrounded by grayscale, searching for vibrance.

April 29, 2020
By: Eric Curran, LKSOM 2020
April 23, 2020
By: Emily Hancin, LKSOM 2023
September 16, 2019
By: Michael Vitez

“Breaks your heart,” said one, “but so glad we did this.”

February 08, 2019
By: Michael Vitez

I met one patient after a heroin overdose and followed him for a year. He so badly wanted to share his story. I wondered: Could it help him?

October 23, 2018
By: Michael Vitez
April 12, 2018
By: Howard Ross, MD
May 22, 2017
By: Alexandra Parfitt, Office of Institutional Advancement