Sheri Fink

Cindy Seip

Sheri Fink is a medical doctor and journalist who writes about health, medicine, and science. She received a Pulitzer Prize for her story “The Deadly Choices at Memorial,” co-published by ProPublica and The New York Times Magazine. The citation noted that it wasa story that chronicles the urgent life-and-death decisions made by one hospital’s exhausted doctors when they were cut off by the floodwaters of Hurricane Katrina.” The investigative piece was the basis for her bestselling book Five Days at Memorial: Life and Death in a Storm-Ravaged Hospital (Crown), described by The New York Times as possessing “masterly reporting and the glow of fine writing.” She is also a correspondent at the Times, where her and her colleagues’ stories on the West Africa Ebola crisis were recognized with the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting. A former relief worker in disaster and conflict zones, Fink received her M.D. and Ph.D. from Stanford University. Her first book, War Hospital: A True Story of Surgery and Survival (PublicAffairs), is about medical professionals under siege during the genocide in Srebrenica, Bosnia-Herzegovina.