Photo credit:  Paul Gargagliano

Photo credit: Paul Gargagliano



Emily Silverman, MD is an internal medicine physician at the Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital (ZSFG), Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), and creator/host of the nationally recognized medical storytelling live show and podcast, The Nocturnists, which currently has over 150,000 unique downloads, and has been praised by healthcare leaders including Lucy Kalanithi, Rana Awdish, and BJ Miller, who tweeted in 2018, “what a beautiful show. often it feels like medicine gets too much credit, but @thenocturnists made me feel like it gets too little.”

Emily has published prose in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), poetry in The Examined Life Journal at the University of Iowa Carver School of Medicine, and has embarked on a new book project with the support of an October 2018 fellowship from The MacDowell Colony. Starting in April 2019, she will be the "Artist in Residence" at the Hellman Visiting Artist Program at the UCSF Memory and Aging Center. She has been interviewed on numerous medical podcasts, covered in the San Francisco Chronicle and San Francisco Magazine, and invited to give talks and workshops on storytelling and medicine at UCSF, Stanford, Kaiser Permanente, Columbia, MindBodyGreen, and The Esalen Institute. She was the keynote speaker at the 1st annual Doctors Who Create Conference at the University of Pennsylvania in 2019, and will speak at DotMD, a festival of medical curiosity, in Galway, Ireland in 2020.

In her spare time, she enjoys teaching herself electric guitar, going for long walks with a podcast in her ears, and traveling with her husband, Boaz. She tweets @ESilvermanMD.

Contact Emily to inquire about speaking engagements.