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Sarah C. Bauer

About the artist:

Sarah C. Bauer, a developmental pediatrician in Chicago, explores and reflects on relationships between patients, families and physicians through narrative, poetry and visual arts. 

About the artwork:

"This photograph represents a time of reflection, transformation and renewal as I reconsidered my calling in medicine. This image captures a time of difficult decisions, refining my role as a physician and restoring my faith in the art and healing power of the relationships between patients, families and physicians. Through such experiences and moments, I've discovered the dynamic nature of calling and purpose."

Visuals editor:

Sara Kohrt