Louis M. Profeta MD

About Dr. Profeta

  Dr. Louis M. Profeta is an Emergency Physician at St. Vincent Hospital of Indianapolis. He is clinical instructor of Emergency Medicine at Indiana University and Marian University Schools of Medicine. He is a graduate of Indiana University and its school of Medicine and completed his post-graduate training in Emergency Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. He is a dynamic and sought after public speaker and writer, 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.  In 2015 and again in 2016 he was named LinkedIn Top Voice for readership in health care. The Society of Professional Journalism honored his scathingly sarcastic but passionate essay, Your Kid and My Kid Aren’t Playing in the Pros, as one of best articles on sports in 2014. His best selling book, The Patient in Room Nine Says He’s God, continues to earn critical acclaim as a poignant and passionate look at society, god and life through the eyes of an ER doctor. His essay, I Know You Love Me Now Let Me Die has been read more than five million times on LinkedIn, the Huffington Post and NPR and has sparked a whole new debate on end of life care. His 2017 essays When the Lion Kills Your Child and  A Sunday Talk on Sex, Drugs, Drinking and Dying With the Frat Boys, are two of the most read and shared articles ever on LinkedIn, exposing the disastrous consequences of the opiate epidemic, drug and alcohol abuse and sexual assaults on college campuses.  He is quickly becoming one of the most widely read opinion essayists in America.

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