AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. December 2005, Volume 7, Number 12.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Physicians in Public Roles.

Clarence H. Braddock III, MD, MPH, is associate professor of medicine, and associate chief, general internal medicine, at Stanford University School of Medicine, Palo Alto, California.

Lisa J. Chamberlain, MD, MPH, is a clinical instructor in pediatrics at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. As a clinic instructor, Dr. Chamberlain allocates her time to both clinic care in pediatrics and academic instruction of pediatric residents and medical students. Since 2000, she has directed the Community Pediatrics and Child Advocacy Rotation for pediatric residents at Lucile Packard Children's Hospital (LPCH) at Stanford. Dr. Chamberlain became the Director of the Scholarly Concentration in Community Health and Public Service at the medical school in 2005.

Donna M. Christensen, MD, is the delegate to the US Congress from the US Virgin Islands (VI). She practiced family medicine from 1975 to 1996 when she was elected to the House of Representatives. She was medical director of the Nesbitt Clinic in Frederiksted, VI, director of the Frederiksted Health Center, director of Maternal and Child Health and Family Planning, and the medical director of the St Croix Hospital. She is the first female physician in the US Congress and the first woman to represent an offshore territory.

Paul Costello is executive director of communications and public affairs at Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

LaVera M. Crawley, MD, MPH, is an instructor at the Stanford University Center for Biomedical Ethics with research expertise in health disparities at the end-of-life and race/ethnicity and trust in healthcare. Most recently, she served as an expert panelist for the 2004 National Institutes of Health State-of-the-Science Consensus Conference on Improving End-of-Life Care.

Daniel W. Foster, MD, was chairman of internal medicine for 16 years at University of Texas Southwestern. He was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics.

Sanjay Gupta, MD, is senior medical correspondent for CNN, assistant professor of neurosurgery at Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia, and associate chief of the neurosurgery service at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta.

Timothy Hoff, PhD, is associate professor of health policy and management at the University at Albany School of Public Health and a fellow at the Alden March Bioethics Institute, Albany, New York.

William B. Hurlbut, MD, is consulting professor in the Neuroscience Institute at Stanford University Medical Center and a member of the President's Council on Bioethics.

Ware G. Kuschner, MD, is chair of the Clinical Bioethics Committee, US Department of Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System and associate professor of medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California.

John J. Paris, SJ, PhD, is the Michael P. Walsh Professor of Bioethics at Boston College, Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. He is also clinical professor of family medicine and community health at Tufts Medical School and adjunct professor of medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Philip A. Pizzo, MD, is dean of the School of Medicine, Stanford University, Palo Alto, California. Before joining Stanford, he was the physician-in-chief at the Children's Hospital in Boston and chair of the Department of Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, specializing in childhood cancers and pediatric AIDs. He is a member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.

Dave Weldon, MD, of Melbourne, Florida, is a member of Congress serving the 15th congressional district and an internist. He served in the Army medical corps, and left the military as a Major in 1987 to enter private practice. He was first elected to Congress in 1994. He graduated from the State University of New York's Buffalo School of Medicine and is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Staff contributors

Allison Grady
Sunil Nair
Philip A. Perry, MSJ
Jennifer Reenan, MD

Theme Issue Editor

Robert E. Burke, MD, is a second-year medical student at Stanford University School of Medicine. A native of Omaha, Nebraska, he became interested in biomedical ethics while taking honors courses at Boston College, where he graduated summa cum laude with a degree in biochemistry. At Stanford, Bob has evaluated the ethics of clinical trials in the developing world at the Institute for OneWorld Health, worked at the Center for Advanced Pediatric Education, a simulator-based training program for residents and nurses in pediatrics, and conducted basic science research in the Department of Pediatric Infectious Disease. He also works at a student-run free medical clinic in San Jose and serves on its steering committee.

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