Renegade M.D.: A Doctor's Stories from the Streets


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About the Author

Born and raised in Los Angeles, Dr. Susan Partovi is the medical director of Homeless Health Care Los Angeles, an internationally recognized expert in the field of street medicine, and cofounder of H.E.A.L, a nonprofit that brings medical students and services to Haiti. She lives near the beach with her pups and when she's not there, she's out in nature with family and friends.


"Renegade, pioneer, inspirational crusader. In her work and her writing, Dr. Susan Partovi is a voice for the sick and dying, driven by both compassion and moral outrage. She speaks for the voiceless and calls us to our better selves. Whether on the ground in LA's skid row or on the streets of Haiti, Partovi is present and unwavering in her mission of care and service." Steve Lopez, Los Angeles Times journalist, author of The Soloist

"Dr. Susan Partovi's wisdom, humor, and compassion are the special sauce that lifts her profession from medicine to ministering. Susan is a trailblazer, tending to the poor, homeless, and ill from skid row to Haiti. Saint Susan perhaps? Joining Florence Nightingale, Mother Teresa, and Clara Barton, Susan is "boots on the ground," bringing hope to the hopeless, and truth to the saying: "Blessed are those who heal the sick."
Marcia Gay Harden, Academy Award-winning actor

"Dr. Susan Partovi walks where others fear to tread. With her huge heart, turquoise jewelry, and matching eye shadow, she works with the most marginal, vulnerable people on skid row every week. I've watched her deal with patients who had very visceral physical and mental issues, but she approached them all with deep compassion and a lack of judgement - which allowed them to trust her and get the medical treatment they needed. She talks to each patient with grace and humor - and makes their experience, against all odds, fun. Her stories touch on the human condition in a very human way. Prepare to be amazed." Catherine Hardwicke, director (Thirteen, Twilight, and "Elbows Deep" a short film about Dr. Susan Partovi -- part of the anthology Tell it Like a Woman).