Rico HeadshotRicardo Nuila is an attending physician and hospitalist at Baylor College of Medicine, where he teaches the practice of internal medicine and medical humanities. As a faculty member in the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, he co-directs the Program of Narrative Medicine. Ricardo also teaches in the Medicine & Society program at the University of Houston Honors College.

Ricardo’s essays on medical ethics and health disparities have appeared in the New Yorker and the Atlantic websites, The New England Journal of Medicine, and the Virginia Quarterly Review.

He is also a fiction writer whose stories have appeared in Best Amercian Short Stories 2011 and multiple journals, including McSweeney’s, Zyzzyva, and the New England Review, who awarded him its inaugural 2015 Emerging Writer’s Award. The Texas Institute of Letters and the University of Texas at Austin selected him as a Dobie Paisano Fellow for Fall 2017.