Paul Kalanithi Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, DOB(Famous Birthday), Family, Wife, Net Worth

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Paul Kalanithi (Paul Sudhir Arul Kalanithi)

Last Updated: 01 Apr, 2023 | Views: 440

Age: 37

Profession: Doctor

Other Profession(s): Writer, Neurosurgeon

Famous For: American Neurosurgeon

Higher Education: Darwin College, Cambridge (M.Phil), Yale Medical School (MD)

Paul Kalanithi Birth Date, Sign, Religion, Nationality, Hometown

Date of Birth
01 Apr, 1977 (37 Years 11 Months 8 Days)

Birth Country
United States

Birth State/Province
New York

Birth District
Westchester County

Birth Sign



Died on
09 Mar, 2015

Cause of Death
Lung Cancer

Paul Kalanithi Early life, Education, Career, Awards, Achievements, Controversy, Unknown Facts

About (Profile/Biography):  

Paul Kalanithi was an American neurosurgeon and writer. He was born on April 1, 1977, in New York City, and he died on March 9, 2015, in Palo Alto, California, at the age of 37. In his brief but impactful life, Kalanithi made significant contributions to the field of medicine and inspired many with his courageous battle against cancer.

Paul Kalanithi Early Life and Education

Kalanithi was born to a family of Indian immigrants in New York City. He grew up in Kingman, Arizona, where his father was a cardiologist and his mother a teacher. Kalanithi showed an early interest in writing and literature, but he eventually pursued a career in science and medicine. He graduated from Stanford University with degrees in English literature and human biology, and he went on to earn a master's degree in English literature from the University of Cambridge. Kalanithi later returned to Stanford to study medicine and earned his medical degree in 2007.

Paul Kalanithi Career in Medicine

After completing his residency in neurosurgery at Stanford, Kalanithi became a fellow in neuroscience at the same institution. He was particularly interested in the intersection of neuroscience and literature, and he explored this theme in several of his scholarly articles. Kalanithi's research focused on the biology of aging and the molecular mechanisms of brain function, and he published several groundbreaking studies on these topics.

Paul Kalanithi Battle with Cancer

In 2013, Kalanithi was diagnosed with lung cancer. Despite aggressive treatment, the cancer spread to his brain, and he was forced to step down from his medical practice. Kalanithi turned to writing as a way to process his illness and the prospect of his own mortality. His memoir, "When Breath Becomes Air," chronicles his life, his battle with cancer, and his eventual death. The book was published posthumously in 2016 and became an instant bestseller.

Paul Kalanithi Legacy 

Kalanithi's memoir has been widely praised for its honesty, insight, and humanity. It has inspired many readers to reflect on their own lives and the meaning of mortality. Kalanithi's work has also had a significant impact on the field of medicine. His research on the molecular mechanisms of brain function has opened up new avenues of inquiry, and his memoir has prompted many medical professionals to reconsider their approach to patient care. Kalanithi's life and work are a testament to the power of curiosity, empathy, and courage in the face of adversity.

Paul Kalanithi Height, Weight, Eye Color, Hair

Height (Approx.)
In Centimeters 182 cm
In Meters 1.82 m
In feet & Inches 6'0"

Weight (Approx.)
In Kilograms 75 Kg
In Pounds 165 lbs

Eye Color

Hair Color

Paul Kalanithi Family, Parents, Kids, Father, Mother, Children

Father's Name
A. Paul Kalanithi

Mother's Name
Sujatha Kalanithi

Lucy Goddard Kalanithi

Suman Kalanithi, Jeevan Kalanithi

Not Known

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Cady Kalanithi

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