Rachel Fleishman is a neonatologist who writes creative nonfiction. Through her writing, she hopes to highlight how humanity and humility are central to the care of her patients and their families. Her essays touch on themes such as motherhood, perinatal ethics, pregnancy, and life and death in the neonatal intensive care unit. She is also a wife and a mother of two boys and sometimes she writes about the antics and adventures of her home life.

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PUBLICATIONS

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YESTERDAY

CHEST

ANCHORED

Post Road

HOW A NEONATOLOGIST TELLS A TRUE WAR STORY

HerStry

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BETWEEN THE NUMBERS

Literary AMWA

DREAMS DEFERRED

The Lancet
2020 Wakley Prize Essay

STUDIES FIND CORONAVIRUS ERADICATED PRETERM BIRTHS IN EUROPE. WHY HASN’T THAT HAPPENED IN PHILADELPHIA?

The Philadelphia Inquirer

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A PHYSICIAN'S RESPONSE IN AN EMERGENCY: HUMILITY COMPLEMENTS COMPETENCE

The Intima
A Journal of Narrative Medicine

BUBBLES

The Intima
A Journal of Narrative Medicine

IN MEASURING A PANDEMIC, HOW TO ACCOUNT FOR FEAR?

The Philadelphia Inquirer

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LISTLESS

JAMA

THE EVERYDAY

Literary Mama

Nominated for

Pushcart Prize and

Best of the Net 2020

WOMEN BLEED

Hippocampus Magazine

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PAINTING AN HONEST IMAGE

Hektoen Interational: A Journal of Medical Humanities

Runner Up - Blood Essay Writing Competition

HOW I BECAME A BETTER DOCTOR:
LEARNING HOW TO LISTEN

Medical Economics

Physician Writing Contest Third Place Winner 2019

NAMELESS

The Healer's Burden
Stories and Poems of Professional Grief

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A CHILD IS BORN

Pulse: Voices from the heart of medicine

ON ADVERSITY...

Inaugural Women in Medicine Summit

LA PIETA

Hektoen International: A Journal of Medical Humanities