Sunita
Puri

Sunita Puri is the Medical Director of the Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care Service at the Keck Hospital and Norris Cancer Center of the University of Southern California, where she also serves as Chair of the Ethics Committee. She graduated from Yale University with a B.A. in Anthropology and studied Modern History at Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar. She completed medical school and residency training in Internal Medicine at the University of California San Francisco, and fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Stanford University. 

Her work has appeared in the New York Times, Slate, the Journal of the American Medical Association, and JAMA – Internal Medicine. In 2018, she received the Etz Chaim Tree of Life Award from the USC Keck School of Medicine, awarded annually to a member of the faculty who, in the eyes of the campus community, models and provides humanistic and compassionate care. She lives in Los Angeles, That Good Night is her first book.

Recognising the complementary paths of science and spirituality, [Puri draws upon] strength, support, and wisdom of her family's beliefs and values - honoring life and accepting death - to help her patients make 'eleventh hour' choices... This is a powerful memoir, which Puri narrates with honesty, poise, and empathy.

Publishers Weekly
Starred review on That Good Night