Cool Dad Job: Author. Physician. Researcher.
Latests Cool Dad Achievement: Publishing The Gene: An Intimate History. Covering the Covid-19 crisis with level-headed intelligence.
His friends call him Sid, but he’s not exactly the most relatable fellow on the block. Dr. Mukherjee is a renowned medical researched, author and New Yorker mainstay married to the iconic modern artist Sarah Sze. Dr. Mukherjee has become an astonishing powerful voice for science and medicine in an age of misinformation and intellectual sloth. In 2019, he released The Gene: An Intimate History, offering a glimpse into how we become who we become and puzzling over what our parents pass down through their genetic code. At the same time, he continued to work on metabolic cancer therapies.
Since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dr. Mukherjee has been advocating for healthcare providers and making the case that American medicine is not simply a collection of pills, but a culture — one that needs to be reformed and celebrated. He’s right.