Oliver Sacks, M.D.

In 1990, the New York Times called Oliver Sacks “the poet laureate of contemporary medicine.”  His lifetime of “compassionate curiosity” and neurological care developed into the work he is best known for: collections of neurological narratives and case histories including The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat, An Anthropologist on Mars, Musicophilia, Hallucinations and The Mind’s Eye.  His book Awakenings inspired an Oscar nominated feature film (starring Robert De Niro and Robin Williams) of the same name, and his books A Leg to Stand On, Oaxaca Journal, Uncle Tungsten and On The Move explore his own life. 

Sacks published 13 books and hundreds of articles in his lifetime (and two books posthumously), which have been translated into 30+ languages.

On February 19, 2015, the man who spent his career inviting us “with innocent and infectious enthusiasm” to explore the human mind, published an Op-Ed in the New York announcing his terminal cancer and delivering a public farewell to the world. The cancer took his life on August 30, 2015.

To learn more about Dr. Sacks please visit www.oliversacks.com