Siddhartha Mukherjee M.D.
TED Speaker, Oncologist, Cancer Researcher and Pulitzer Prize-winning Science Writer
Siddhartha Mukherjee M.D. Bio
Siddhartha Mukherjee's accomplishments as both a physician and author are compelling and powerful.
A cancer specialist, Sid has devoted his life to caring for victims of cancer, a disease that sickens and kills millions of people around the world each year. As a researcher, his laboratory is on the forefront of discovering new cancer drugs using innovative biological methods.
Dr. Mukherjee is equally devoted to and effective in communicating the "story" of cancer through his writings.
In his engrossing book, The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer, Dr. Mukherjee gives readers a fascinating look into the origins and causes of cancer, its deadly effect on the human body, how it has virtually enveloped modern civilization, and the epic battles that are taking place to control, cure, and conquer it.
As he notes, the disease now touches in some way the lives of every man, woman and child in the world, while scientists and physicians work tirelessly to bring new treatments and hope to its victims.