The Soul of Medicine is a speaker series focusing on the personal, spiritual, moral, and creative dimensions of the healing arts featuring faculty, staff, and special guests. Students and staff from all USC schools and hospitals are welcome.
Co-sponsored by the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Office of Religous Life
Dr. J. Donald Thomas is a retired Medical Director of the Huntington Memorial Hospital Emergency Department. His career included family practice, emergency medicine, teaching medical students and residents (USC) and Ph.D. clinical psychology students (Fuller Seminary), student health (Occidental College), and occupational medicine and psychotherapy. He has been active in community outreach programs ranging from alcohol treatment programs to HIV programs to medical access for medically uninsured children and for the homeless. He and his wife Mary have done many medical missions in Honduras, Nicaragua and Malawi. He is a member of All Saints Episcopal Church in Pasadena.
Reilly is an Associate Professor of Family Medicine at the Keck School of Medicine and is the co-director of the Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine course at Keck. Her publications and research interests include innovations in student and resident education, physician well-being, care for the underserved, narrative medicine, and women and children't health care.
Erin Quinn is Associate Dean for Admissions and Assistant Professor of Clinical Family Medicine at the USC Keck School of Medicine. She serves as a mentor professor for medical students in the Professionalism and the Practice of Medicine course during the first and second year of medical school. She is also active in community service, including serving on the boards for the Ventura County AIDS Partnership and the Southern California Foster Family and Adoption Agency.