David Biro, MD, PhD, FAAD
- Medical school: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
- Residency: Dermatology, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
- Certifications: Board Certified in Dermatology
David Biro has a medical degree from Columbia University and a doctorate in English Literature from Oxford University. He is an Associate Clinical Professor of Dermatology at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He also teaches in the medical humanities division, directing a course on medicine and literature.
Dr. Biro has written two highly acclaimed books: One Hundred Days: My Unexpected Journey from Doctor to Patient (Pantheon, January 2000), chronicling his experience undergoing a bone marrow transplant, and The Language of Pain: Finding Words, Compassion, and Relief (W.W. Norton, 2010). His articles and essays have been published in various medical journals as well as The New York Times Magazine, The London Times, the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Slate. He blogs on pain for Psychology Today.