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NYAM Author Night: Twelve Patients – Life and Death at Bellevue Hospital

Date: September 19, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Registration/Light Refreshments: 6:00 PM; Presentation: 6:30 pm


Eric Manheimer, MD, Clinical Professor of Medicine at New York University School of Medicine

Location: The New York Academy of Medicine, 1216 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street, New York, NY 10029

Bellevue is famous for its pysch ward, but it’s much more than that. It is the largest public hospital in New York City, and the doctors there treat everyone from the blue bloods of Park Avenue to the illegal Fukinese immigrants huddled in Chinatown’s tenements. If a cop gets shot, his or her first choice is often Bellevue’s emergency room. If a diplomat gets attacked in the United Nations, he gets taken to Bellevue.

In its way, Bellevue is a microcosm of the world and a bellweather for the toughest issues in this country.  In Twelve Patients, Dr. Eric Manheimer, the hospital's former long-term medical director, uses stories that he has been filing away to humanize issues like immigration, cost of health care, obesity, and teen suicide. Since Dr. Manheimer’s job took him all over the hospital, he presents a unique vantage point from the board rooms to the emergency room.
Not just an internist and an administrator, Dr. Manheimer becomes a patient after being diagnosed with throat cancer. In his book, Dr. Manheimer takes us through the medical system from top to bottom and on a tour between life and death. 

About the Speaker(s)

Dr. Eric Manheimer is an Internist who trained at Kings County Hospital and spent seventeen years at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center before becoming the Medical Director of Bellevue Hospital over the past fourteen years. He has recently stepped down, taking a position at the NYU Langone Medical Center as the Medical Director of the Faculty Practice and inpatient quality and resource utilization issues.

Dr. Manheimer’s book can be found in bookstores, on and, as of July 10, on iTunes, read by Dr. Manheimer. Books will also be available for purchase and signing by Dr. Manheimer during the September 19 event. 


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Cost: Free, but advance registration required
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