Ricardo Nuila is a healthcare journalist and internist at Houston's largest safety net hospital. He covered the medical response to Hurricane Harvey for The New Yorker. His work on health disparities has appeared in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Atlantic online, and The Virginia Quarterly Review. He is the current Dobie Paisano Fellow thanks to the good folks at the UT Austin Graduate School and the Texas Institute of Letters.

Medically, Ricardo works as a hospitalist and teaches internal medicine to residents and students. He is an assistant professor of medicine, medical ethics, and health policy at Baylor College of Medicine, where he co-directs the Program in Narrative Medicine. Ricardo has also published medically-based fiction in Best American Short Stories, McSweeney’s, Guernica, and The New England Review, who awarded him its inaugural Emerging Writer's Award.