Author Gar LaSalle to give James McClellan Lecture

We are thrilled to report that our very own Gar LaSalle, author of the forthcoming Fairness of Beasts, has been chosen as the speaker for the prestigious 7th annual James McClellan lecture in Eastern Washington, which features an annual speaker to highlight "humanity in clinical care." In addition to being an award-winning author, sculptor, and filmmaker, Gar had a successful career as a practicing physician and founder Team Health.

"I am honored to be part of this important lecture series," said LaSalle. "It gives me a chance to speak about the importance of "right-brained" thinking  and the admixture of "soft" and "hard" arts in the teaching, training and practice of medicine."

The James McClellan lecture series honors Dr. James McClellan and works to celebrate and deepen our understanding of Humanity in Clinical Care and Caregiving. Dr. McClellan, in his years of practice at Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Walla Walla, inspired many physicians, nurses and other caregivers. The Lectureship is organized and governed by an Administrative committee, including an ex officio member of the McClellan family.