Rishi Goyal

Doctor and Scholar

Rishi Goyal finished his PhD in English and his Emergency Medicine residency as Chief Resident from Columbia University in 2010.  He then took a job as Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine and English Literature at the University of Arizona.  While in Tucson, Dr. Goyal taught a class on representations of illness, while working in the Emergency room teaching residents.  He was also Director of Medical Humanism for the college of medicine and developed a required third year clerkship on critical thinking in medicine.  Dr. Goyal recently returned to Columbia where he is an Assistant Professor in the Division of Emergency Medicine and is teaching a class in the Institute of Comparative Literature entitled “Imagining Illness”.  Dr. Goyal is broadly interested in the intersection of medicine and culture and is more specifically interested in the areas of medical cognition and identity and representation after illness.