Rafael Campo

Born: 1964

Born in Dover, New Jersey to Cuban and Italian parents, Dr. Rafael Campo is a poet, essayist, and physician who serves as the Director of Literature and Writing Programs of the Arts and Humanities Initiative at Harvard Medical School. He practices internal medicine at both Harvard Medical School and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. Campo earned a BA and an MA from Amherst College, and an MD from Harvard Medical School. Campo started practicing internal medicine in the early 1990s, at the height of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the US. His writing reflects his commitment to poetry as the fullest expression of self, and his understanding of it as a necessary tool for healing and empathy. Source