Medical Reading



  • Wonder by Raquel Palacio

  • Dr. Mutter's Marvels by Cristin O'Keefe Aptowicz

  • Extreme Medicine by Dr. Kevin Fong

  • The Man Who Touched His Own Heart by Rob Dunn

  • The Secret:  What Great Leaders Know & Do by Ken Blanchard & Mark Miller


  • Gifted Hands by Dr. Ben Carson

  • The Pact by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins & Rameck Hunt

  • The First Woman Doctor by Rachel Baker


  • Josie's Story by Sorrel King

  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande

  • Denist Goes Animal by David Fagan

  • The Woman Who Knew Too Much by Gayle Greene

  • Taking People with You by David Novak



  • Living and Dying in Brick City by Sampson Davis, M.D.

  • What Every Body is Saying by Joe Navarro

  • How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg

  • The Running Dream by Wendelin Van Draanen

  • Throwaway Players by Gay Culverhouse



  • Fragile Beginnings: Discoveries and Triumphs in the Newborn ICU by Adam Wolfberg, MD                  

  • The Pact: Three Young Men Make a Promise and Fulfill a Dream by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, and Lisa Frazier Page

  • Making Rounds with Oscar: The Extraordinary Gift of an Ordinary Cat by David Dosa

  • What Ails the White House: An Introduction to the Medical History of the American Presidencyby Jay W. Murphy, MD

  • Lessons From the Mouse: A Guide For Applying Disney World’s Secrets of Success to Your Organization, Your Career, and Your Life by Dennis Snow



  • Brain Rules: 12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School by John Medina.

  • The Third Wave: A Volunteer Story by Alison Thompson.                      

  •  Don’t Kill the Birthday Girl: Tales from an Allergic Life by Sandra Beasley.

  • The End of Illness by David B. Agus, M.D.

  • The Deadly Dinner Party: and Other Medical Detective Stories by Dr. Jonathan A. Edlow



  • Breakthrough!: How the 10 Greatest Discoveries in Medicine Saved Millions and Changed Our View of the World by Jon Queijo

  • The Blue Death: The Intriguing Past and Present Danger of the Water You Drink by Robert D. Morris

  • The Checklist Manifesto: How to Get Things Right by Atul Gawande

  • Every Patient Tells a Story: Medical Mysteries and the Art of Diagnosis by Lisa Sander        

  • Diagnoses from the Dead: The Book of Autopsy by Richard Prayson

  • Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross



  • The Anatomist: A True Story of Gray's Anatomy (Paperback) by Bill Hayes

  • Dr. Fisher's Life on the Ark: Green Alligators, Bushman, and Other "Hare-Raising" Tales by Lester E. Fisher

  • Cheating Death by Sanjay Gupta, MD

  • My Stroke of Insight: A Brain Scientist's Personal Journey by Jill Bolte Taylor

  • How Not to Die: Surprising Lessons from America's Favorite Medical Examiner by Jan Garavaglia M.D.


  • Better: A Surgeon's Notes on Performance by Atul Gawande

  • Final Exam: A Surgeon's Reflections on Mortality by Pauline W. Chen

  • Gifted Hands: The Ben Carson Story by Ben Carson

  • Dark Remedy: The Impact of Thalidomide and Its Revival as a Vital Medicine by Trent Stephens and Rock Brynner

  • The Last Lecture by Randy Pausch



  • The Scalpel and the Silver Bear. (Paperback) by Lori Alvord and Elizabeth Cohen Van Pelt

  • Caring for Patients from Different Cultures (Paperback) by Geri-Ann Galanti

  • Small Steps: The Year I Got Polio ck) by Peg Kehret

  • Body of Work: Meditations on Mortality from the Human Anatomy Lab by Christine Montross


  • Another Day in the Frontal Lobe: A Brain Surgeon Exposes Life on the Inside Katrina Firlik, 

  • Water With Lemon: An Inspiring Story of Diet-free, Guilt-free Weight Loss! Zonya Foco and Stephen Moss

  • A Cup of Comfort for Nurses: Stories of Caring And Compassion Colleen Sel 

  • A Random Act: An Inspiring True Story of Fighting to Survive and Choosing to Forgive, Cindi Broaddus and Kimberly Lohman Suiters

  • Final Gifts: Understanding the Special Awareness, Needs, and Communications of the Dying, Maggie Callanan and Patricia Kelley


  • The Pact by Sampson Davis, George Jenkins, Rameck Hunt, Lisa Frazier Page

  • Baby ER : The Heroic Doctors and Nurses Who Perform Medicine's Tiniest Miracles by Edward Humes,

  • The First Woman Doctor by Rachel Baker, Scholastic Paperbacks

  • The Cruelest Miles by Gay Salisbury, Laney Salisbury

  • The Germ Freak's Guide to Outwitting Colds and Flu : Guerilla Tactics to Keep Yourself Healthy at Home, at Work and in the World by Allison Janse, Charles Gerba


  • Not Fade Away by Laurence Shames and Peter Barton

  • The Woman with a Worm in her Head: and other True Stories by F. Gonzalez-Crussi (Foreword), Pamela Nagami

  • Second Opinions by Jerome, M.D. Groopman

  • Sam: The Boy Behind the Mask by Tom Hallman

  • My Pocket Mentor by Sandra Gaviola


  • Complications: A Surgeon's Notes on an Imperfect Science by Atwul Gawande

  • Dark Remedy by Trent Stephens

  • The Traveler's Gift: Seven Decisions That Determine Personal Success by Andy Andrews

  • Dead Men Don’t Tell Tales: The Strange and Fascinating Cases of a Forensic Anthropologist by Michael Browning, William R. Maples

  • Power Sleep by James B. Maas


  • Kill as Few Patients as Possible, Oscar London

  • Five Patients: The Hospital Explained, Michael Crichton

  • Tuesdays with Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson, Mitch Albom and Stacy Creamer

  • Love, Greg and Lauren, Greg Manning

  • Gifted Hands, Ben Carson

  • Anatomy of an Illness as Perceived by the Patient: Reflections on Healing and Regeneration, Norman Cousins

  • The Fourteen Friends Guide to Eldercaring: Practical Advice, Inspiration, Shared Experiences, Space for your Thoughts

  • Follow Your Heart, Andrew Matthews

  • Mehren, Elizabeth, Born Too Soon, Kensington Publishing Corp. ISBN 1575663155.

  • White and Cunningham, Ryan White: My Own Story, Signet, ISBN 0451173228

​2002 - 2001

  • Heron, Echo. Intensive Care: The Story of a Nurse. Mass Market Paperback, ISBN 0804102511.

  • Williams, Donna. Nobody Nowhere: The Extraordinary Autobiography of an Autistic. Avon

    Books. ISBN 0380722178.

  • Biro, David. One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient. Vintage. IBSN 0-375-70673-9

  • Verghese, Abraham. My Own Country. A Doctor's Story. Vintage. ISBN 0-679-75292-7.

  • Boylan, Bob. Get Everyone in Your Boat Rowing in the Same Direction. Adams Media Corp. ISBN 1-55850-547-4


  • Gottlieb. Stick Figure. Simon & Schuster, ISBN 0684863588

  • Justice, Blair. Who Gets Sick – How Beliefs, Moods and Thoughts Affect Your Health, Park Printing; ISBN 0960537678

  • Sebban, Anne. Mother Teresa, Beyond the Image. Doubleday, ISBN 0385493568

  • Synderman, Nancy L., MD. Necessary Journeys. Hyperion: ISBN 0786884320

  • Bohjalian, Chris A. Midwives. Vintage Books, ISBN 0375706771


  • Carson, Ben, M.D. Gifted Hands, Zondervan Publishing House, ISBN 0-310-21469-6

  • Maas, James B. Power Sleep, HarperCollins, ISBN 0-06-097760-4

  • Davis, Eric. Born to Play, Signet, ISBN 0-670-88511-8

  • Fink, Carolyn Parnall. On Duty, ISBN 0-449-14965-X

  • Galanti, Geri Ann. Caring for Patients from Different Cultures, UPA Press, ISBN 0-8122-1608- 3

​1998 – 1999 (Pilot)

  • Epstein, Fred J. Gifts of Time, The Berkley Publishing Group, 1993, ISBN: 0-425-14403-8.

  • Belkin, Lisa. First, Do No Harm, Ballantine Books, 1993, ISBN: 0-449-22290-X.

  • Mahoney, David, and Restak, Richard, The Longevity Strategy, John Wiley and Sons, Inc, 1998, ISBN: 0-471-24867-3.

  • Credit, Larry P., Hartunian, Sharon G., Nowak, Margaret J., Your Guide to Complementary Medicine, Avery Publishing Group, 1998, ISBN: 0-89529-831-7.

  • Hesselbein, Frances, Goldsmith, Marshall, and Beckhard, Richard, editors, The Drucker Foundation: The Leader of the Future, Josey-Bass, Inc., Publishers, 1996, ISBN: 0-7879-0180-6.