Marcus Engel, M.S., CSP, CPXP


Providing insights and strategies for excellent patient care


Marcus Engel, M.S., CSP, CPXP is a Certified Speaking Professional & author whose messages provide insight and strategies for excellent patient care. His keynote presentation, “The Other End of the Stethoscope” has been witnessed by tens of thousands of healthcare professionals and his books are used in scores of nursing and allied health programs to teach the basic foundations of caregiving.

As a college freshman, Marcus Engel was blinded and nearly killed after being struck by a drunk driver. Through two years of rehab, over 350 hours of reconstructive facial surgery and adaptation through a multitude of life changes, Marcus witnessed the good, the bad and the profound in patient care.

He has authored four books and is at work on a fifth, “Beyond Patient Experience” which is due out in late 2017.

He is the creator of, a site designed to help lead nurses into using proven techniques and therapeutic resources for dealing with the effects of compassion fatigue and burnout. In 2010, “The Drop” a short film based on Marcus’ memoir was released and can be viewed for free at

Marcus and his wife, Marvelyne, are the co-founders of the I’m Here Movement, a 501(c)3, which is changing the culture of care with two simple words. Marcus holds a B.S. in sociology from Missouri State University (2000) and a M.S. in Narrative Medicine from Columbia University in New York City (2012.) He lives in Orlando, Florida with Marvelyne and his Seeing Eye dog, Elliott. Marcus is, in his words, a social media junkie and loves to connect with healthcare professionals nationwide. All information on connecting can be discovered at


Marcus’ books:

“After This…An Inspirational Journey For All The Wrong Reasons” (2006)

“The Other End of the Stethoscope: 33 Insights for Excellent Patient Care” (2006)

“I’m Here: Compassionate Communication in Patient Care” (2010)

“Everyday Inspiration” (2012)

“Beyond Patient Experience” (due out in late 2017)


Social Media:
Elliott’s (Marcus’ Seeing Eye dog) Instagram



“Marcus Meets Jennifer”:

Over twenty years ago, Jennifer was there on what was the worst night of Marcus’ life. She never let go of his hand. She kept repeating and reassuring Marcus by saying, “I’m here Marcus, I’m here”. In a world that had been turned inside out, upside down, and bludgeoned, Marcus didn’t even know where here was. But, he knew he wasn’t alone.

Watch as these two meet (again) for the first time in over twenty years…