Suzanne Koven

Suzanne Koven is a primary care physician and writer in residence in the Division of General Internal Medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. She writes regularly for The Boston Globe and other publications, and contributes the interview column “The Big Idea” at The Rumpus. email:


Family History

"It's difficult today to think of lobotomy as surgery, and not torture."...

How to Be a Mother

Suzanne Koven finds a personal memoir of motherhood in Megan Stielstra’s Once I Was Cool: “Stielstra’s prose reads like something your friend needs to tell you right now, before she even takes her coat off.”...

Empathy, Examined