Jeff Kane

Alum 2011

Jeff Kane is a medical doctor who has limited his practice the past thirty-five years to simply listening to patients and their families. He founded the cancer support programs at Sutter Cancer Center in Sacramento and Sierra Nevada Cancer Center in Grass Valley, CA, where he’s Director of Psychosocial Education. Fascinated by the venerable “bedside manner,” he’s taught the skill to medical practitioners around the country and published dozens of articles and two books on it, Be Sick Well and How To Heal: A Guide for Caregivers. At Mesa Refuge he’ll be developing his next book, Healthcare As Though People Matter, based on his blog.