Sunita Puri

Alum 2017, Fellow 2017
Marion Weber Healing Arts Fellowship

Sunita Puri is the medical director of palliative medicine at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California. A Rhodes Scholar, she completed medical school and residency at the UC San Francisco and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University. She was named a finalist for the 2015 PEN Emerging Voices Writers’ Fellowship and has published essays in The New York Times, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and Slate. While at the Mesa Refuge, she worked on a memoir exploring her experience caring for impoverished residents of South Los Angeles, sharing observations about how social and economic inequalities shape patients’ lives and deaths.