Victoria Sweet, Ph.D
Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of California San Francisco

Victoria Sweet, Ph.D

Dr. Sweet is an Associate Clinical Professor of Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and a prize-winning historian with a Ph.D. in medical history. For over twenty years she practiced medicine at Laguna Honda Hospital in San Francisco. In her first book, God’s Hotel: A Doctor, a Hospital, and a Pilgrimage to the Heart of Medicine (Riverhead, 2012), she laid out her evidence—in stories of her patients and her hospital—for some radically new ideas about medicine and healthcare. She was a Guggenheim Fellow for 2014-2015. In what The New York Times calls her “wonderful new memoir,” Slow Medicine: A Way to Healing, she uses her life as a doctor the Way of Slow Medicine, which is thoughtful, methodical, and personal.