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Abraham Verghese is a professor of medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and the author of three best-selling books, including Cutting for Stone, influenced by his time in Ethiopia when civil unrest resulted in his family leaving the country. Born in Ethiopia to Indian parents, Verghese’s medical training was cut short when the family moved to the United States. He later completed his studies in India. In 2014 he received the Heinz Award for Arts and Humanities.