Love Is The Strongest Medicine: Notes from a Cancer Doctor on Connection, Creativity, and Compassion

Order Now

my story

My story began in 1983,

When a car slammed into me when I was riding my bike to go play tennis with Jon Brodsky.  After a "triple-lindy" and bashing into the windshield, I was basically a goner. That first night in the ICU, I stopped breathing -- game over.  But the awesome team at Abington Hosptial brought me back to life -- I got a second chance.  I was on only 13, but I remember distinctly saying to myself, "Make this second chance count."  It's why I became a doctor, an oncologist; and it's the foundation of The Dr. Steven Show -- to facilitate the good that's out there, to move, touch, and inspire people to be their authentic selves.  

As Sting so eloquently wrote, "If you love someone, set them free."  All I knew at the time is that I loved people and wanted everyone I came into contact with to feel a little better because of it.  To remember how amazing they are.  Even a tiny nudge towards the smiling, laughing, shining version of them. I specialize in Medical Oncology and Hematology. I believe that music, humor, and heart can transform patients’ journeys through the minefield of cancer. I knew that I wanted to connect with my patients through song, and help them tell their stories — what they love about life.

I started The Dr. Steven Show because I believe there’s a message in all of this that is much bigger than just songwriting. 

I’ve seen in my practice and in my own life how important it is to have that connection with someone when you need it most.  I want to empower people to reach out to those that need it most, connect with them, create something with them and listen to them.  I think when we come together for support and inspiration we’re capable of great things, and I hope the show can help bridge those connections.