1. What did you study at NYU?
I had a large interest in literature at NYU, and I actually majored in English, but I also did all my pre-med classes. I was one of those hybrid majors that majored in literature instead of science, and I really loved the English literature foundational work I did at NYU, which was helpful when I wrote my first book, The Heart Speaks: A Cardiologist Reveals the Secret Language of Healing. I always knew I would go to medical school, but I didn’t want my humanities background to be left out, and I feel very rounded as a result of taking those classes. And medical schools today like students to be well-rounded and are understanding of different educational backgrounds.