Richard Leiter, MD, MA, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School. Dr. Leiter is a palliative care physician, writer, and researcher at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. He serves as the director of the Inpatient Palliative Care Consult Service and founding director of the Psychosocial Oncology and Palliative Care Writing Core, and he sits on the Brigham and Women’s ethics committee. Dr. Leiter writes about the intersection of palliative care and ethics and the emotional experience of working in the field. His writing has appeared in the New York Times, The New England Journal of Medicine, STATNews, the Journal of Clinical Oncology, and Cell, among other publications. Along with Dr. Alexis Drutchas and Rachel Rusch, LCSW, he is a co-founder of The Palliative Story Exchange, a storytelling intervention that seeks to enhance connection and foster meaning-making among health care professionals.