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Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2005, Volume 7, Number 5.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: The Role of Faith in the Patient-Physician Relationship.

Gowri Anandarajah, MD, is associate professor of family medicine at Brown University Medical School, Providence, RI.

J. Wesley Boyd, PhD, is a lecturer on psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Cambridge, Mass.

Rev Russell Burck, PhD, is an ethics consultant and associate professor of religion, health, and human values at Rush University Medical Center where he continues to consult, write, and teach part-time. His BD and PhD are from Princeton Theological Seminary.

Farr Curlin, MD, is an instructor in the Section of General Internal Medicine and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago, where he recently completed the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program and a fellowship in clinical ethics. His research and teaching center on the intersection of religion and medicine, particularly ways in which physicians' religious commitments shape their clinical engagements. He has completed the first national study of physicians' religious characteristics and their approaches to religion/spirituality and medicine.

Larry Dossey, MD, is executive editor of EXPLORE: The Journal of Science and Healing. He is a former executive editor of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine, and the author of 10 books, including Healing Words (1993), an exploration of prayer and health. He was chief of staff at Medical City Hospital in Dallas, Tex., in the 1980s. He served as a battalion surgeon in Vietnam.

John Dunlop, MD, is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine where he did his residency in internal medicine. He practices with a geriatric emphasis in Zion, Illinois. He is a fellow of the Center for Bioethics and Human Dignity in Bannockburn, Ill.

Sandra Gadson, MD, is a practicing nephrologist and founder of Northwest Indiana Dialysis Center. She is also president-elect of the National Medical Association, Washington, DC.

Nihal S. Gooneratne, MD, is an attending staff radiologist in the Department of Imaging at Christ Hospital & Medical Center in Oak Lawn, Ill. He is also a clinical associate professor of radiology at University of Illinois in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Sri Lanka in 1965, is board certified in diagnostic radiology and nuclear medicine, and is a diplomate of the Certification Board of Nuclear Cardiology.

Patrick D. Guinan, MD, is clinical associate professor of urology at the University of Illinois, College of Medicine. He is also president of the Catholic Physicians Guild of Chicago.

Rev Gary R. Gunderson, DMin, is director of the Interfaith Health Program, International Health Department, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, Atlanta, Ga.

Malika Haque, MD, is a clinical professor of pediatrics, Section of Ambulatory Pediatrics and International Health, at The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health. She is also a staff pediatrician at The Columbus Children's Hospital. Dr. Haque teaches a course called "Islam and Medicine" at Ohio State's College of Medicine, is chair of the Education Committee of the Islamic Medical Association of North America, and a member of its Islamic Medical Ethics Committee.

Harold G. Koenig, MD, MHSc, is professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences and associate professor of medicine at Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC.

Keith G. Meador, MD, ThM, MPH, is professor of the practice of pastoral theology and medicine, and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, Duke University Schools of Medicine and Divinity, Durham, NC.

Rabbi Edward Reichman, MD, is assistant professor of emergency medicine, Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY.

Ananda Wickremaratne, DPhil, is a professor in the Department of Theology at Loyola University in Chicago. He graduated from the University of Sri Lanka in 1961 and joined its faculty, later becoming the head of the Department of Economics. He has a doctorate in philosophy from Merton College, Oxford University, England.

Lerwut Wongsarnpigoon, MD, is a psychiatrist in Northbrook, IL, and is of the Buddhist faith tradition. After medical studies in Bangkok, Thailand, at Mahidol University-Ramathibodi Hospital, Faculty Of Medicine, he completed his residency training in general psychiatry at Michigan State University and child psychiatry at University of Illinois, Institute for Juvenile Research.

AMA Staff Contributors

Faith Lagay, PhD
Justin List, MAR
Allison Grady
Meme Wang, MPH

Theme Issue Editor

Peter P. Moschovis, MD, is a fourth-year student at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and an MPH candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health. Following graduation from the University of Illinois in Chicago, Peter spent a year as a Fulbright Scholar in Greece, studying refugee and immigrant public health. He worked as a medical volunteer at the Athens 2004 Summer Olympics. Peter's current research interests include the medical ethics of ancient philosophy, medical ethics education, and the role of spirituality and theology in the formation of ethical beliefs.

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