Abraham Verghese Bio | Wiki
Abraham Verghese is an American physician, author, and professor. He serves as a Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Abraham is also the author of four best-selling books, two memoirs, and two novels. In 2011, he became elected to be a member of the Institute of Medicine. Abraham received the National Humanities Medal from President Barack Obama in 2015.
In 2009, he published his first novel, Cutting for Stone. The novel rose on the bestseller charts, achieving a rank of #2 on The New York Times trade paperback fiction list on March 13, 2011.
Abraham Verghese Age
Abraham was born on May 30, 1955, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. He is 68 years old.
Abraham Verghese Height
He is a man of average stature and stands at a height of 5 ft 8 in (Approx. 1.72 m).
Abraham Verghese Family
He was born and raised in Ethiopia by his parents. Abraham’s parents were Christians from Kerala, India, who worked as teachers. He started his medical training in Ethiopia, but his education was interrupted during the civil unrest there when the Emperor was deposed and a Marxist military government took over.
Abraham came to the United States with his parents and two brothers. His elder brother George is an engineering professor at MIT and his younger brother Phil is a Staff Software Engineer at Google.
Abraham Verghese Wife
Abraham is married to his second and most beautiful wife Sylvia Verghese. The two met in El Paso, where Sylvia had started a ministry to help people with AIDS. Together, they share a son named Tristan.
Abraham Verghese First Wife | First Wife Rajana
Abraham was previously married to Rajana. The two share two grown sons, Jacob and Steven. His book The Tennis Partner also concludes with an account of the breakdown of his first marriage, an integral part of the narrative in both My Own Country and The Tennis Partner.
Abraham Verghese Education
He began his medical training in Ethiopia but completed his medical studies at Madras Medical College in Madras, now Chennai. Later, Abraham came to the United States as one of the hundreds of foreign medical graduates (FMGs) from India seeking open residency positions.
He opted for a residency in a brand-new program in Johnson City, Tennessee, affiliated with East Tennessee State University. Abraham was a resident there from 1980 to 1983 and then secured a coveted fellowship at Boston University School of Medicine in 1983.
Abraham Verghese Cutting for Stone
In 2009, Abraham published his first novel, Cutting for Stone. In 2010, Random House published the paperback version of the book and it rose on the bestseller charts, achieving a rank of #2 on The New York Times trade paperback fiction list on March 13, 2011. The book remained on The New York Times list for well over two years. In 2014, Abraham received the 19th Annual Heinz Award in the Arts and Humanities.
Abraham Verghese My Own Country
While in El Paso, Abraham also wrote and published his first book, the bestseller My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story. It is about his experiences in East Tennessee, but also pondering themes of displacement, Diaspora, responses to foreignness, and the many individuals and families affected by the AIDS epidemic.
This book was one of five chosen as Best Book of the Year by Time magazine. Later, it was made into a movie by Mira Nair with Lost star Naveen Andrews playing his role.
Abraham Verghese The Tennis Partner
Abraham’s second book, The Tennis Partner: A Story of Friendship and Loss, is another eloquently personal story. The book talks about his friend and tennis partner, a medical resident in recovery from drug addiction. The story deals with the ultimate death of his friend and explores the issue and prevalence of physician drug abuse. This book was reissued in 2009.
Abraham Verghese New Book
On May 2, 2023, Abraham announced the release of his new book titled The Covenant of Water. The book is readily available and audiobooks began selling on May 2, 2023. This book is set in Kerala, on South India’s Malabar Coast between the years 1900 to 1977. In addition, The Covenant of Water supervenes three generations of a family that bears a peculiar affliction, and in each generation, not less than one person dies by drowning since water is everywhere in Kerala.
Abraham Verghese Books | Book
He is the author of four books. They include:
– My Own Country: A Doctor’s Story (1994)
– The Tennis Partner (1998)
– Cutting for Stone (2008)
– The Covenant of Water (2023)
Abraham Verghese Stanford
Besides being a physician and author, Abraham is also a professor working at Stanford University Medical School as a Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine. Moreover, he also serves as a Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine at Stanford. After working in San Antonio for a period of 5 years, Abraham was hired by Stanford University School of Medicine as a tenured professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine as well as Associate Chair of Internal Medicine in late 2007.
Abraham is very much involved with patients at Stanford Hospital and also manages the third-year medical student clerkship. Moreover, he is popularly known for his weekly bedside rounds at Stanford. In his weekly bedside rounds, Abraham demands on testing patients without knowledge of their prognosis to prove the wealth of the data obtained from the physical exam.
Abraham Verghese Net Worth
He earns his wealth from his career as an author, professor, and physician, therefore, he has amassed a great fortune over the years. Abraham’s estimated net worth is $5 million.
Who Is Abraham Verghese
Abraham is an American physician, author, and professor. He serves as a Professor of the Theory and Practice of Medicine at Stanford University Medical School and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. Abraham is also the author of four best-selling books, two memoirs, and two novels.
How Old Is Abraham Verghese
Abraham is 68 years old. He was born on May 30, 1955, in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Is Abraham Verghese Married
He is married to his second wife named Sylvia Verghese. Abraham and Sylvia share a son named Tristan. He was previously married to his first wife Rajana and together they share two sons named Jacob and Steven.
Abraham Verghese Social Media Handles
- Twitter – @abe_verghese
- Facebook – Abraham Varghese