Whitman College

7th Annual James McClellan Lecture

'In Search of the "Good Doctor" - The portrayal of the physician by the patient, media and insiders'

Whitman welcomes Gar LaSalle to campus for the 7th Annual James McClellan Lecture on Humanity in Clinical Care. 

Gar LaSalle M.D., M.F.A., F.A.C.E.P., an award-winning author, and filmmaker, is Adjunct Professor at Cornell and Columbia where he teaches about the business of medicine. He is a graduate of Reed College, WeillCornell University Medical College, California Institute of the Arts (Film-Animation-Video) and UCLA’s Emergency Medicine Residency. In 1976, his feature length documentary, Diary of a Moonlighter, was the first-ever film about the new specialty of Emergency Medicine. He is the author of two award-winning historical fiction novels, Widow Walk, published in 2014, and Isthmus, published in 2015. LaSalle’s third novel, The Fairness of Beasts, is scheduled for release in October 2017. Widow Walk has recently been optioned for film production by Heyou Media, and will begin later this fall. LaSalle writes from his home in Seattle and his studio on Maury Island.

This event is sponsored by the James McClellan Lectureship Fund and Advisory Board (representing the Walla Walla medical community, Providence St. Mary Medical Center, and the Blue Mountain Community Foundation) and by the Whitman College Health Professions Advising Program.

Saturday, October 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm

Kimball Theatre in Hunter Conservatory
324 Boyer Ave., Walla Walla, WA

Event Type



Faculty, Staff, Students, General Public


Academic, Sciences & Mathematics




Free and open to the Public.


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