Physician. Writer. Poet.
Liana Meffert is a writer and emergency medicine resident-physician living in Washington, DC.
She holds an MD from the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine with distinction in health and humanities. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Emory University.
Her writing has appeared in JAMA, Medscape, The Examined Life Journal, The Healing Muse, and more. She is the recipient of multiple awards including Stanford’s Irvin David Yalom Literary Award, the F. Sean Hodge Prize for Poetry in Medicine, the Robert D. Sparks Writing Contest and the Carver College of Medicine Arvind Reddy Memorial Award.
Her work surveys the intersectionality of poetry, personal narrative, and medicine, with the occasional sagacious insight.
New & Upcoming
Academic EM Journal
Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine
Death Is Usually an Easy Diagnosis
U.S. News & World Report
Applying to Med School After Your Third Year of College
Robert D. Sparks Writing Contest
Metaphors in Medicine: The Body Speaks
What It’s Like as a Resident Taking the Night Watch
Starting Intern Year: A Summer Like Never Before
What Are Your Weaknesses?
What Your Personal Statement Doesn’t Say About You
How to (Not) Say Goodbye
TV Doctors: I’d Like to Have a Word With You
What We Get Wrong About Match Day
How Good Are Your Coping Skills?
Working in Healthcare and Struggling to Be Healthy: Why Medical Providers Should Lead by Example
Why I Write (and Why You Should, Too)
What Benefits Arise From Early Failure
How I Stayed Fit in Medical School
Irvin David Yalom, M.D. Literary Award
What You See Here, Stays Here.
Carol A. Bowman Awards
I Am the Magician’s Girl Who Does Not Flinch
August & Everything After
William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition
The F. Sean Hodge Prize for Poetry in Medicine
An Invitation to the ER
Examined Life Journal
Short Coat Sonnet
Ortho EM Pearls
Medscape Case Challenges
A 12-Year-Old With Urinary Retention Who Can’t Grasp Objects
A Sexually Active 29-Year-Old Man With a Weak Urine Stream
Studies show friendship can improve mental health
Emory Neuroethics Blog
23andMe: The Ethics of Genetic Testing for Neurodegenerative Diseases
Sonoma Medicine Journal
To Whom Much is Given…