Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP
Rana Awdish, MD, FCCP is the author of "In Shock," a memoir based on her own critical illness. A critical care physician and faculty member at Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan, she completed her medical degree at Wayne State in 2002 where she was inducted into the Alpha Omega Alpha national medical honor society. Dr. Awdish completed a residency at Mount Sinai Beth Israel in New York, and fellowship training at Henry Ford Hospital, where she currently serves as director of the Pulmonary Hypertension Program. Dr. Awdish also serves as Medical Director of Care Experience for the Henry Ford Health System.
After suffering a sudden critical illness, Dr. Awdish, has a special interest in improving empathy through connection and communication. She lectures nationwide and was awarded the 2014 Speak-Up Hero Award for establishing the CLEAR (Connect, Listen, Emphasize, Align, Respect) workshop, which trains faculty and trainees in relationship-based communication skills utilizing improvisational actors.
She was named Henry Ford Hospital’s Critical Care Teacher of the Year in 2016 and has been nominated for the Compassionate Caregiver of the Year award by her peers. She lives in Michigan with her husband, Randy, their son, Walt, and a very old tabby cat named Lexy. Her hobbies include Ashtanga yoga, cooking and oil painting. Photography