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Audrey Shafer, M.D.

Stanford University
Professor of Anesthesia, Director of the Program in Arts, Humanities and Medicine
Stanford University

Audrey Shafer, MD is Professor of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine / Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System; Director, Stanford Medicine & the Muse Program, Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics; co-director, Biomedical Ethics and Medical Humanities Scholarly Concentration; and co-founder of Pegasus Physician Writers. Her courses include Creative Writing for Medical Students and Medical Humanities and the Arts. She is the author of The Mailbox (Random House), a children’s novel on posttraumatic stress disorder in veterans. Her poetry on anesthesia, health humanities, veterans, and family life has been published in journals and anthologies.