Brian T. Maurer has practiced pediatric medicine as a Physician Assistant for the past three decades. As a clinician, he has always gravitated toward the humane aspect in patient care—what he calls the soul of medicine.
Over the past decade, Mr. Maurer has explored the illness narrative as a tool to enhance the education of medical students and cultivate an appreciation for the delivery of humane medical care. His first book, Patients Are a Virtue, a collection of fifty-seven patient vignettes suitable for the medical professional and lay reader alike, was recently noted in the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Mr. Maurer has served on the editorial board of two online open-access journals dedicated to promoting the medical humanities and humane medical practice: Dermanities and Cell2Soul. He currently serves as section editor for Humane Medicine in the Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Mr. Maurer has published numerous vignettes, editorials and essays in both national and international journals, and writes a monthly column, “Notes from a Healer,” for The Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine. His “Marginal Notes” column appears regularly in the pages of the Cell2Soul Blog.
Mr. Maurer and his wife of thirty-five years have raised their four children in a small hamlet in New England.