Welcome to the website of Wendy S. Harpham, a doctor of internal medicine, 27-year cancer survivor, best-selling author, nationally recognized speaker and patient advocate. From both sides of the stethoscope, Wendy has used her useful perspective to help patients become Healthy Survivors -- namely, survivors who get good care and live as fully as possible.
Since her diagnosis, Wendy has played an important role in raising awareness among clinicians and in empowering patients to talk with their healthcare team about the challenges of survivorship, such as post-treatment fatigue, raising healthy children when a parent has cancer. and participating in clinical trials.
Motivated by her commitment to fostering healing clinician-patient bonds, Wendy's latest projects focus on helping patients nourish healthy hopes and narrow the gap between knowing what to do and actually doing it.
To read or participate in a discussion of healthy survivorship among patients, clinicians, caregivers and anyone interested in modern medical care, visit Wendy's blog: Dr. Wendy Harpham on Healthy Survivorship.
NEWS: In April 2018 Dr. Harpham will be honored by the American College of Physicians (ACP) with the
Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Scholarly Activities in the Humanities and the History of Medicine.
As the honorary lecturer, she'll present a keynote address titled, "On Healing Hope: The Promise of Healthy Survivorship."
For Dr. Harpham's bio, click here. For video of Dr. Harpham at the Texas Women's Hall of Fame, click here.