Siddhartha Mukherjee

Siddartha Mukherjee is an Indian American physician and writer. His book The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography for Cancer won the Pulitzer Prize for General Nonfiction in 2010.


"But the story of leukemia — the story of cancer — isn't the story of doctors who struggle and survive, moving from institution to another. It is the story of patients who struggle and survive, moving from on embankment of illness to another. Resilience, inventiveness, and survivorship — qualities often ascribed to great physicians — are reflected qualities, emanating first from those who struggle with illness and only then mirrored by those who treat them. If the history of medicine is told through the stories of doctors, it is because their contributions stand in place of the more substantive heroism of their patients."

– Siddartha Mukherjee, The Emperor of All Maladies