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Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. November 2005, Volume 7, Number 11.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethical Issues in Endocrinology.

David B. Allen, MD, is a professor of pediatrics, director of pediatric endocrinology, and director of the Pediatric Residency Program at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. He has been named to both the Best Doctors in America and America’s Top Doctors list of pediatric subspecialists annually since 1997. His major research interests include improving newborn screening programs for endocrine disorders and effects of growth hormone on body composition.

Tammy Camp, MD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas, and assistant director of the Pediatrics Residency Program. She is also a practicing general pediatrician and is secretary-treasurer of the Lubbock Pediatric Society.

Melissa D. Colsman, MA, is a research associate in the Department of Psychiatry at the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York.

David A. Diamond, MD, is an associate in urology and associate clinical ethicist at Children's Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.  He is also associate professor of surgery (urology) at Harvard Medical School.

Norman Fost, MD, MPH, is professor of pediatrics and bioethics, director of the Program in Medical Ethics, head of the Child Protection Team, and works as a general pediatrician at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He currently serves on the FDA’s Advisory Committee on Children’s Drugs and the National Academy of Science Committee on Guidelines for Stem Cell Research and is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on Guidelines for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Research.

Carlos R. Hamilton, MD, has practiced clinical endocrinology and internal medicine and is the executive vice president of the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center at Houston. He is also a professor of internal medicine at the UT-Houston Medical School. He is a member of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council to the US Secretary of Health and Human Services for issues related to the Center of Medicare and Medicaid Services and serves on the Health, Services and Research Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency which oversees the international prohibitions of the use of hormones and performance enhancing substances in athletic competition.

Robert P. Hoffman, MD, is an associate professor in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology of the Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and Columbus Children’s Hospital.

Joylene John-Sowah, MD, MPH, is as a senior scientist in Medicine and Public Health at the American Medical Association, where she leads the initiatives on obesity and family violence and holds the AMA seat on the United States Preventive Services Task Force. Her professional interests include health policy, maternal/child and adolescent health, and health communications.

JoAnn V. Pinkerton, MD, is medical director of Midlife Health Center and professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville. She is currently active in research on decision making about hormone replacement therapy. Her clinical research focus includes sexual dysfunction, hormone replacement, selective estrogen receptor modulators, and osteoporosis prevention and treatment options.

William G. Reiner, MD, is trained in urology, psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. He conducted research and clinical care of children with bladder exstrophy, intersex conditions, and other disorders of psychosexual development for 7 years while on the faculty at Johns Hopkins before moving to the University of Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) in Oklahoma City. He is an associate professor in the Department of Urology and adjunct associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the OUHSC and director of the Psychosexual Development Clinic (Child and Adolescent).

Wilma C. Rossi, MD, MBe, is a clinical associate professor of pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine and attending pediatric endocrinologist at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

David E. Sandberg, PhD, is associate professor of psychiatry and pediatrics in the School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences of the University at Buffalo, the State University of New York. His clinical service and research programs focus on the psychological aspects of short stature and disorders of sexual differentiation and their clinical management.

Surendra K. Varma, MD, is a University Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and vice-chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Lubbock, Texas, where he is director of the Pediatrics Residency Program. Dr. Varma is chair of Endocrinology Section of American Academy of Pediatrics and he serves on many committees for the Academy of Pediatrics, Association of American Clinical Endocrinologists, and US Department of Health and Human Services.

Staff contributors

Christina Fradelos
Allison Grady

Theme issue editor

Kelly A. Carroll, MD, is a fellow in the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association and is completing a masters degree in bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics.

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