Ersilia M. DeFilippis MD is an internal medicine resident at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston. Her clinical area of interest includes advanced heart failure and transplant. 

She is also an avid writer. Her work and academic publications have appeared in the New York Times, JAMA journals, STAT News, NEJM, Circulation, and Academic Medicine. 

She graduated summa cum laude from Yale University in 2011. Subsequently, she received her MD degree from Weill Cornell Medical College in 2015.