Louis M. Profeta MD

Tedx Wabash College

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About Dr. Profeta

  •  Dr. Louis M. Profeta is a nationally recognized, award-winning writer and Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis. He is clinical instructor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University and Marian University Schools of Medicine. A graduate of Indiana University and its School of Medicine, Dr. Profeta completed his post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh.  He is a dynamic and sought-after public speaker and writer as well as a frequent guest on TV and radio who has gained critical acclaim for his essays on topics such as his eye-opening look at our national preparedness for influenza pandemics in What Scares Me More than Ebola.  




  • Dr. Profeta and his wife Sheryl are parents of three grown sons. They currently live in Indianapolis, Indiana, with their Maltese dog Mimi (that he claims to hate but really loves).


Links to Other Articles, Interviews and Talks

Speaking Engagement Bio

     

Dr. Louis M. Profeta
A Sunday Talk on Sex, Drugs, Drinking and Dying with the Frat Boys 

“One of the most brutal, provocative, thought-provoking discussions ever on the topic of drugs, sexual assault and alcohol on college campuses.” 


  • Dr. Louis M. Profeta is a nationally recognized, award-winning writer and  Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis, a level 1 trauma center. He has cared for more than 60,000 patients. He is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed book The Patient in Room Nine Says He’s God. He is a dynamic and sought-after public speaker and frequent guest on TV and radio. He has gained critical acclaim for his poignant essays and writings for LinkedIn Pulse Magazine on topics such as our national heroin crisis in  When the Lion Kills Your Child, end-of-life care in  I Know You Love Me Now Let Me Die and dozens of similar essays. In 2015, 2016 and 2017 he was named LinkedIn Top Voice for readership in health care. His scathingly sarcastic but passionate essay,  Your Kid and My Kid Aren’t Playing in the Pros  was honored as one of the best articles on sports by the Society of Professional Journalism. In 2018 he was honored by the National Society of Newspaper Columnists for outstanding contribution to online media. His essay titled,  A Sunday Talk on Sex, Drugs, Drinking and Dying may be the most read and shared essay in history on the topic of drugs, sexual assault and alcohol abuse on college campuses, having been read by millions. Dr. Profeta has told hundreds of parents their children have been killed over his career. He brings this reality to campuses across America. Some have described this as the most brutal, realistic and impactful presentation ever given on the topic. He is rapidly becoming recognized as one of the most widely read opinion essayists in America today. 

Future Events and Reviews

Upcoming Events and Speaking Inquiries

  • Dr. Profeta speaks to audiences as small as ten people in  intimate book club discussions, to auditoriums of thousands of college students, academic or corporate events.  He is often asked to come to private residences, sit and speak with small groups of college-bound, high school students about making smart choices in regards to drugs, alcohol, hazing and risk-taking behavior. It is not a lighthearted discussion.  It is a very emotional and vividly brutal presentation that will leave the students and their parents profoundly impacted. He also speaks on a variety of topics related to his writings, from spirituality in medicine, end-of-life care, job satisfaction and burnout and youth sports, to name a few.  


Upcoming Events


  • January 11, 2019 Lambda Chi Convention Indianapolis
  • January 23, Pace Academy Atlanta, GA
  • April 29, EDPMA Conference Scottsdale, AZ
  • November 7 Family Medicine Foundation Huntington, West Va

Testimonials

Randolph-Macon College News Story




  • Dr. Profeta, My name is S... and I attended your talk with the WVU women's swim team this past Monday.  I just wanted to reach out to you and thank you once again for your willingness to come speak with us.  I, alongside many of my teammates, found your words to be incredibly powerful. As soon as I left the football stadium Monday night, I got in my car and called my dad. I tried explaining what I just sat and listened to but I could barely even understand myself, as I was quickly overwhelmed with tears.  I apologized for every stupid thing I have done thus far in my life (and that took a while), and told him I never wanted to put him through the pain of losing me so I would finally "make good decisions" like he has been telling me my whole life, or at least since the day he knew I was going to be a hellion. I have a very close and special bond with my parents so I am able to share many of my experiences with them, sometimes leaving them a bit concerned. But after sharing a special phone conversation about your speech with my dad and later with my mom on Monday night, I believe we have reached a new level of respect, trust and understanding. And although they could not be there to hear your words for themselves, I know they have appreciation and give you great thanks for your time and message. Again, thank you very much. We as individuals and a team needed this very much. Sincerely, S

From Miami of Ohio

  • "Extremely shocking and eye opening"
  • "More effective than multiple alcohol courses we are forced to take."
  • "Amazing to see the dangerous truth behind what's going on across colleges."


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