Daniela Lamas

Cindy Seip

Dr. Daniela Lamas is a pulmonary and critical care doctor at the Brigham & Women’s Hospital and a faculty member of Harvard Medical School. She has worked as a medical reporter at the Miami Herald and is frequently published in The New York Times. Her book You Can Stop Humming Now: A Doctor’s Stories of Life, Death, and in Between (Little, Brown Spark) was published in 2018. In it, Lamas explores what comes after for those whose lives are extended by days, months, or years as a result of modern treatments and technologies? Atul Gawande, author of the international bestseller Being Mortal, noted that “Daniela Lamas is the real thing. Her voice is wry, compassionate, sometimes doctorly, and sometimes not. And she’s written a gripping, soaring, inspiring book about the sickest people on the planet. It’s an important story too – about not only death but also survival. Read it. You’ll see things you’ve never seen. You’ll be moved. And you’ll discover a voice you want to hear more from.”