In the practice of Dr. Steven Eisenberg—AKA “the singing oncologist”—the enemy is cancer, but it's also denial, anger, and fear—draining emotions that can interfere with the effectiveness of treatment. Dr. Steven helps patients fight cancer using both time-tested conventional therapies and innovative medical technologies. At the same time, he helps them overcome negative emotions by cultivating acceptance, love, and self-compassion in a deeply personal way, through laughter, empathy, and the music he plays and sings for and with them.
Dr. Steven’s forthcoming book, Love is the Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion invites us to celebrate this truth. It tells a compelling story of a doctor's experience on the front lines of care, offers a road map for bringing humanity back into traditional medical practice and gives patients, families, and caregivers a blueprint for living each day with hope.
Steven Eisenberg is a triple-board-certified physician in internal medicine, medical oncology, and hematology. As the co-founder of cCARE, California's largest medical oncology practice, he serves as the practice's Medical Director of Integrative Oncology, as well as its unofficial CEO (Chief Empathy Officer). He is also co-founder of Workup, Inc., a collaboration platform for health care teams.
His practice of writing songs with his patients earned him the nickname "the singing oncologist" and has helped him become the most-followed oncologist on Twitter and an in-demand conference speaker. His work has been featured on NBC's TODAY as well as in People magazine, Huffington Post, US News & World Report, Reader's Digest, and many other publications. He is the host of The Dr. Steven Show and podcast.