Grace E. FarrisMD
Grace Farris, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine, and Chief of the Division of Hospital Medicine at Mount Sinai West. Dr. Grace Farris graduated from Brown Medical School and completed her Internal Medicine residency at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.
During her residency she developed an interest in using narrative medicine and elements from the medical humanities to teach clinical medicine. As a senior resident and primary care chief resident at the Boston VA hospital, she piloted a literature and medicine workshop for students and residents that utilized war literature (excerpts from The Things They Carried and Catch-22) as a way of framing discussions around caring for veterans with Agent Orange exposure and PTSD. She was recognized by her peers with the Katherine Swan Ginsburg Award, an award for a senior resident who demonstrates a commitment to compassionate care and communication.
Dr. Farris joined the hospitalist group at BIDMC. As an academic hospitalist she continued to combine medical humanities with her wards-based teaching. She was a member of the BIDMC Schwartz Rounds Steering Committee, BIDMC Ethics Liaison Committee and the BIDMC Ethics Advisory. During the 2015-2016 academic year Dr. Farris was a fellow in bioethics at Harvard Medical School’s Center for Bioethics