You could describe Dr. Leah Kelley by her credentials: Yale graduate; board certified in obstetrics and gynecology; medical director of the Breast Oncology Program at Marin General Hospital (MGH).
Or, you could describe Dr. Leah Kelley by her personal attributes: Six-feet tall and athletic.
Or you could describe her by her accomplishments: fluent in three languages; chief resident in obstetrics and gynecology during her time at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF); completed a fellowship in breast surgical oncology at the University of Southern California (USC); honored as 2015 Healing Professional by Zero Breast Cancer at its annual Honor Thy Healer awards.
You could describe her in those ways, yes. But Kelley’s patients describe her simply as healer — not doctor or surgeon or physician, but healer.
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