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 coping with 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 both 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: On March 27, 2019, Dr. Harpham will be honored as the inaugural Nancy Solana Lecturer in the Humanities at UT Southwestern Medical School, where she’ll address “Healing Hope for Physicians: Living Well and Caring Well.” In April 2018 Dr. Harpham was 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 delivered, "On Healing Hope: The Promise of Healthy Survivorship."
MORE NEWS: Dr . Harpham's newest book released March 1, 2018. Click here for more information.