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Adam Lalley MD is a writer and board-certified emergency medicine physician. His short fiction, poetry, and non-fiction have been featured in Sonora Review, Relief, Plough, The McNeese Review, The Healing Muse, STAT, Pulse, The Diplomat, and Intima. His perspectives and research have been published in print and online academic journals including the Emergency Medicine Journal, ACEP Now, emDOCs, the Journal of Medical Humanities, and the Visual Journal of Emergency Medicine. 

He is a winner of the Michael E. DeBakey Medical Student Poetry Award, hosted by Baylor College of Medicine, and the William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, hosted by Northeast Ohio Medical University. He was a finalist in the 2020 NYACP Story Slam and is currently working on a book-length non-fiction manuscript about how patients find meaning in illness. 

Adam graduated magna cum laude from Harvard University in 2004 with a degree in English and American Literature and Language and was a recipient of the LeBaron Russell Briggs Prize. He spent six years in Asia teaching, writing, and learning Mandarin. He received his medical degree from the Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell and completed his residency training at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn.

Adam currently lives in Connecticut with his wife and son. Opinions are his own.

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