Jamie Riches, DO

Jamie Riches, DO


Jamie was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. After receiving a BA in Chemistry from Hartwick College in Oneonta, NY, Jamie worked as a research assistant at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, where she developed her passion for clinical research and a devotion to cancer care. Jamie attended medical school at the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City and completed her internal medicine residency at the Icahn School of Medicine: Mount Sinai St. Luke's and Mount Sinai West. Jamie’s academic interests include solid tumor oncology, palliative care, educational reform, and resilience. She resides in Brooklyn with her wife, an educator who focuses on students with special needs. In her free time, Jamie enjoys running, music and literature, bold coffee, travel, mountains, sailing, catching up on the New York Times and National Public Radio, and a good slice of pizza!

All posts by Jamie Riches, DO

January 13th, 2017


“May I never see in the patient anything but a fellow creature in pain.”- The Oath of Maimonides I am not immune to the post-election frenzy. Never in my relatively short life, nor in my even shorter existence on social media, have I seen people so divided. Shortly after the president-elect was named, I found myself […]

September 20th, 2016

Academic Near Miss

I began one of my PGY2 medical oncology rotations alongside my co-resident: an MD/PhD, fast-track (pre-matched into fellowship) future oncologist. Among my three interns that rotation, two were “Harvard kids.” Needless to say, I was intimidated. My colleague and counterpart not only had the entire catalogue of genomic alterations at the tip of his tongue, […]

August 15th, 2016

Patient Education

We had known Ms. B. for weeks. She was a “bounce-back” to the unit. Every day, an intern would enter the ICU room and ask, “How do you feel?” “OK.” Do you have any pain?” “No.” “Any trouble breathing?” “No.” “Tightness in your chest?” “No.” “No? OK.” I was the senior resident following the case, 1 […]

July 15th, 2016

What Is Resilience?

NEJM Journal Watch is happy to welcome a new panel of Chief Resident bloggers for the 2016-2017 academic year. Here’s a sample of what our new bloggers will be discussing, starting on August 1! “Resilience” is defined as the capability of a strained body to recover its size and shape after deformation caused especially by compressive stress. […]

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