Emily Silverman / Host and creator

Emily is a hospital medicine attending at San Francisco General Hospital. She is interested in harnessing the power of narrative to improve the doctor-patient relationship, improve health outcomes, build community, reduce physician burnout, and enhance both medical and public education. In her spare time she enjoys reading, writing, listening to podcasts, and going on road trips with her husband Boaz. She tweets @ESilvermanMD.


Ali Block / Producer

Ali Block is a family medicine doctor in San Francisco. Every day she has the privilege of bearing witness to her patients’ experiences of birth and death, illness and wellness, and joy and grief. She and her husband Tim are executive producers on a documentary film called Dr. Feelgood, which explores the ethical dilemma of opiate prescriptions.