Bringing Religious Literacy to the Operating Room
April 27, 2020
Lawrence grew up in Denton, Texas as the son of Taiwanese immigrants. Raised in a Buddhist family, he was generally oblivious to religion throughout his childhood. In 2009, he began college at Rice University in Houston and later joined the Boniuk Center for Religious Tolerance where he attended an IFYC Interfaith Leadership Institute and coordinated his university’s Interfaith and Community Service Campus Challenge. Later as a medical student, Lawrence started the Sacred Sites of Houston, an experiential course discussing religion and spirituality in medicine. Now a surgery resident training to become a plastic and reconstructive surgeon at the Ohio State University, Lawrence continues to advocate for more interfaith curriculum in healthcare professional schools.