Sheri Fink

Senior Future Tense Fellow
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Dr. Sheri Fink is the author of the forthcoming book, Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown, 2013). As a Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation, Fink has examined medical care in large scale emergencies including natural disasters and pandemics.

Fink’s reporting has won the Pulitzer Prize, the National Magazine Award, and the Overseas Press Club Lowell Thomas Award, among other journalism prizes. Her coverage of the 2012 hurricane season and its effects on the health care systems of New York City and New Orleans won the beat reporting award from the Association of Health Care Journalists in 2013.  Her story “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” co-published with the New York Times Magazine, chronicled decisions made by the medical staff of one New Orleans hospital in the desperate days after Hurricane Katrina. 

Fink, a former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival, is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.


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