Raymond Barfield, MD, PhD
Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy, Duke University
(University of Miami)
Raymond Barfield is Professor of Pediatrics and Christian Philosophy at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. He is a pediatric oncologist and palliative care physician with an interest in expanding the role of the humanities and the arts in the formation of physicians. He has published widely in medicine, philosophy, and literature, including several books: Life in the Blind Spot (poetry), The Book of Colors (a novel), The Ancient Quarrel Between Poetry and Philosophy, and most recently a book of philosophy called Wager: Beauty, Suffering, and Being in the World. Forthcoming books include Dante’s New Moon (poetry) and The Practice of Medicine as Being in Time (philosophy).
Narrative Medicine, Philosophy and Literature, Palliative Care