AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. January 2006, Volume 8, Number 1: 64-65.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethical Issues in Screening.

Adrienne Asch, PhD, is the Edward and Robin Milstein Professor of Bioethics at Yeshiva University. She is the author of many articles on reproductive ethics, bioethics, disability, and feminism. Much of her work has focused on ethical issues in prenatal testing.

Bimal H. Ashar, MD, MBA, is an assistant professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University in the Division of General Internal Medicine. He is director of the advanced medicine clerkship and Internal Medicine Board review course at Hopkins. He is also the chapter president of the Mid-Atlantic Society of General Internal Medicine.

Howard Brody, MD, PhD, is the University Distinguished Professor of Family Practice and professor and past director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University in East Lansing. He is the author of The Healer's Power and Stories of Sickness.

Gerald W. Chodak, MD, is director of the Midwest Prostate and Urology Health Center in Chicago, Illinois.

Cheryl Herman, MD, is the codirector and assistant professor of breast imaging at Vanderbilt Breast Center, Vanderbilt University. She is also a breast imaging examiner for the American Board of Radiology and a Mammography Quality Standards Act film reviewer.

Mark T. Hughes, MD, MA, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. His research interests include advance care planning, end-of-life decision making, professionalism, and research ethics. He is codeveloper and associate editor of the Program for Ambulatory Care Education, an Internet-based curriculum used by medical residency programs.

Ruth Jepson, PhD, is a senior research fellow at the Cancer Care Research Centre in Stirling University, Scotland, UK. She has recently completed a PhD on the topic of informed choice in cancer screening, and is currently involved in research in this area. She has particular interest in the definitions and theories of informed choice and informed consent.

Christopher Kyle, MD, MPH, is a third-year urology resident at the University of Miami in Florida.

Heidi Malm, PhD, is an associate professor of philosophy at Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois.

Leo McCluskey, MD, MBe, is an assistant professor of neurology at the University of Pennsylvania. He is also the medical director of the Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) Association Center at the Penn Neurological Institute.

Jeff McMahan, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at Rutgers University and the author of The Ethics of Killing: Problems at the Margins of Life.

Antonella Surbone, MD, PhD, is head of the Teaching Research and Development Department of the European School of Oncology in Milano, Italy, and associate professor of medicine at New York University Medical School in New York. Dr. Surbone has a degree in bioethics and a doctorate in moral philosophy. She is a member of the educational and the ethics committees of the American Society for Clinical Oncology.

David Wasserman, JD, is a research scholar at the University of Maryland’s Institute for Philosophy and Public Policy. He works on ethical and policy issues in disability, genetics, and reproduction.

Staff contributors

Christian J. Krautkramer
Faith Lagay, PhD

Theme issue editor

Adrienne J.K. Carmack, MD, is a fourth-year resident in urology at the University of Miami in Florida. She received her BS in human physiology from Boston University and her medical degree from the Texas A&M University College of Medicine. Her primary areas of interest are medical ethics, medical literature, and education. She plans to enter a fellowship in pediatric urology in 2007.

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