East Carolina University

An interview with Dr. Lucy Kalanithi, widow of the #1 best-selling author of When Breath Becomes Air

Lucy’s husband, Dr. Paul Kalanithi, was chief neurosurgical resident at Stanford University when he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer at the age of 36. Also a gifted writer, he spent the last two years of his life becoming a father and writing a book. When Breath Becomes Air is a moving memoir of his experi­ence as a doctor facing a terminal illness, the relationship of doctor and patient, and his reflection on the meaning of life and death. Lucy, an internist and faculty member at the Stanford School of Medicine, shepherded the book through publication after his death and wrote a moving epilogue.

The book is available at the ECU Health Sciences Bookstore in the Brody Building, or look for our table at the event to purchase your copy.

The event is co-sponsored by the Brody School of Medicine and Vidant Health.


Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:30am to 1:00pm

Brody Medical Sciences Building, Brody Auditorium
Greenville, NC 27858-4353

Event Type



Brody School of Medicine, Laupus Library, College of Nursing, School of Dental Medicine, College of Allied Health Sciences, Dowdy Student Stores




Free but registration is required

Contact Name

Vidant Health Advance Care

Contact Phone Number


Contact Email


Google Calendar iCal Outlook

Recent Activity

Event Registration Required

This event requires registration.