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Surgeon integrates poetry into medical education

A Portuguese surgeon-poet is bridging the gap between medicine and poetry to foster empathy in trainee doctors.

João Luís Barreto Guimarães, a distinguished reconstructive surgeon and acclaimed poet from Porto, Portugal, is merging medicine and poetry to instil empathy in future physicians.

With a repertoire of poetry books under his belt and prestigious awards such as the António Ramos Rosa National Poetry Award and the Armando da Silva Carvalho Poetry Award, Guimarães is not only excelling in the operating room but also leaving a profound mark in the literary world.

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