Brian Quaranta, MD, MA

is an Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology at Duke University School of Medicine; Associate Faculty at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine; and Affiliate Faculty at the Duke Divinity School program in Theology, Medicine, and Culture. His practice focuses on general radiation oncology, with a particular interest in breast and prostate cancers. In addition to his medical interests, he is interested in literature, history, psychology, and philosophy, and has an MA in Shakespeare and Theatre from the Shakespeare Institute at Stratford-upon-Avon. Recent courses taught include “Narrative Medicine for Medical Learners,” and “Plague Literature: Ancient and Modern.” Research projects include looking at issues of medical ethics as portrayed in Shakespeare’s plays, and more generally in how carefully studying literature can help to form patient-centered physicians.