Farr A Curlin, MD

Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Humanities
Campus mail 3040, 108 Seeley G Mudd Bldg, Durham, NC 27710

Farr A. Curlin, MD, is Josiah C. Trent Professor of Medical Humanities in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine, and Co-Director of the Theology, Medicine and Culture Initiative at Duke Divinity School. Before moving to Duke in 2014, he founded and was Co-Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago. At Duke, Farr practices palliative medicine and works with colleagues in the Trent Center and the Divinity School to develop opportunities for education and scholarship at the intersection of theology, medicine and culture. He is interested in the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice—particularly the doctor-patient relationship, the moral and professional formation of physicians, and practices of care for patients at the end of life.

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Education and Training

  • Fellowship, University of Chicago, 2001 - 2004
  • Resident, Internal Medicine, University of Chicago, 1998 - 2001
  • M.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1998

Publications

Antiel, RM, Curlin, FA, Lantos, JD, Collura, CA, Flake, AW, Johnson, MP, Rintoul, NE, Brown, SD, and Feudtner, C. "Attitudes of paediatric and obstetric specialists towards prenatal surgery for lethal and non-lethal conditions." Journal of medical ethics 44, no. 4 (April 2018): 234-238.

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29018178
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Frush, BW, Brauer, SG, Yoon, JD, and Curlin, FA. "Physician Decision-Making in the Setting of Advanced Illness: An Examination of Patient Disposition and Physician Religiousness." Journal of pain and symptom management 55, no. 3 (March 2018): 906-912.

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29109001
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Smyre, CL, Tak, HJ, Dang, AP, Curlin, FA, and Yoon, JD. "Physicians' Opinions on Engaging Patients' Religious and Spiritual Concerns: A National Survey." Journal of pain and symptom management 55, no. 3 (March 2018): 897-905.

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29101085
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Leffel, GM, Oakes Mueller, RA, Ham, SA, Karches, KE, Curlin, FA, and Yoon, JD. "Project on the Good Physician: Further Evidence for the Validity of a Moral Intuitionist Model of Virtuous Caring." Teaching and learning in medicine (January 19, 2018): 1-14.

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29351403
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O'Connell, TF, Ham, SA, Hart, TG, Curlin, FA, and Yoon, JD. "A National Longitudinal Survey of Medical Students' Intentions to Practice Among the Underserved." Academic medicine : journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges 93, no. 1 (January 2018): 90-97.

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28678105
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Yoon, JD, Hunt, NB, Ravella, KC, Jun, CS, and Curlin, FA. "Physician Burnout and the Calling to Care for the Dying: A National Survey." The American journal of hospice & palliative care 34, no. 10 (December 2017): 931-937.

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27465404
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Antiel, RM, Flake, AW, Collura, CA, Johnson, MP, Rintoul, NE, Lantos, JD, Curlin, FA, Tilburt, JC, Brown, SD, and Feudtner, C. "Weighing the Social and Ethical Considerations of Maternal-Fetal Surgery." Pediatrics 140, no. 6 (December 2017).

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29101225
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Hines, HG, Avila, CJ, Rudakevych, TM, Curlin, FA, and Yoon, JD. "Physician Perspectives on Long-Term Relationships and Friendships with Patients: A National Assessment." Southern medical journal 110, no. 11 (November 2017): 679-684.

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29100214
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Antiel, RM, Collura, CA, Flake, AW, Johnson, MP, Rintoul, NE, Lantos, JD, Curlin, FA, Tilburt, JC, Brown, SD, and Feudtner, C. "Physician views regarding the benefits and burdens of prenatal surgery for myelomeningocele." Journal of perinatology : official journal of the California Perinatal Association 37, no. 9 (September 2017): 994-998.

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28617430
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Sobowale, K, Ham, SA, Curlin, FA, and Yoon, JD. "Personality Traits Are Associated with Academic Achievement in Medical School: A Nationally Representative Study." Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry (August 4, 2017).

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28779471
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