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Gaurav Raj Telhan

Gaurav Raj Telhan is an attending physician at George Washington University. He was chief resident at Columbia University, trained at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, and graduated from UVA’s interventional pain-medicine fellowship. He was a Crispell Scholar at UVA and a recipient of a Smith-Shanubi Scholarship at the New York State Writers Institute. He is writing a book on the philosophy of medicine.


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Begin Cutting

Fall 2015 | Memoir

Everywhere in the bleached walls of the laboratory—the sterile linoleum flooring, the burnished metal of dissection tables, the zippered white bags used to veil the dead, the gleaming instruments used to cut them open—I saw the landscape of a story into which I was being written.