Dr. Ranjana Srivastava is a medical oncologist, Fulbright scholar and award-winning communicator. She has a particular interest in geriatric oncology and writes a fortnightly column on medicine, ethics and humanity for The Guardian. She is the author of 6 books, numerous essays on communication in the New England Journal of Medicine, and the winner of the Human Rights Literature Prize for her book Dying for A Chat: The Communication Breakdown between Doctors and Patients. She is also the recipient of the Medal of the Order of Australia for contribution to the field of doctor-patient communication.