AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. February 2007, Volume 9, Number 2: 158-160.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Patients, Doctors and Medical Device Technologies.

Scott W. Atlas, MD, is a professor of radiology and chief of the Division of Neuroradiology at Stanford University School of Medicine in Stanford, California.

Lofty L. Basta, MD, is a professor of medicine and prior chairman of the Department of Cardiology at the School of Medicine, University of South Florida in Tampa. He founded and served as president of two charitable foundations, including Project GRACE. He won the 1999 distinguished service award of the American College of Cardiology and has chaired or served on many international, national, university and hospital boards and committees.

Katrina A. Bramstedt, PhD, is affiliated with the Department of Bioethics and the Transplant Center of Cleveland Clinic as an associate staff member.

James D. Capozzi, MD, is an associate clinical professor of orthopedics at Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City, and chair of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons Committee on Ethics. His practice subspecialties are hip and knee replacement surgery and fractures in the elderly, and he writes on medical ethics.

Harvey L. Gordon, MD, is a clinical professor of urology and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine, in Houston. He was a patient advocate in the clinical trial of the AbioCor artificial heart and an ethics advisor to the study. His clinical research interests include end-of-life issues.

Judy Illes, PhD, is acting associate professor of pediatrics (medical genetics) and director of the Program in Neuroethics at Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics, Stanford University in Stanford, California.

Neil Levy, PhD, is a senior research fellow at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne, Australia, and a James Martin Research Fellow in the Program on the Ethics of the New Biosciences at the University of Oxford.

Douglas P. Olson is a fourth-year medical student at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. His postgraduate training will be in internal medicine with clinical and research interests in primary care, human rights, ethics and the health care of underserved patients.

Stanley J. Reiser, MD, MPA, PhD, is the Griff T. Ross Professor of Humanities and Technology in Health Care at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is also associate director of The John P. McGovern, M.D. Center for Health, Humanities, and the Human Spirit.

Rosamond Rhodes, PhD, is a professor of medical education and director of bioethics education at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and professor of philosophy at The Graduate Center, City University of New York. She publishes on a broad array of issues in bioethics, most recently, The Blackwell Guide to Medical Ethics.

Steffen K. Rosahl, MD, PhD, is professor of neurosurgery at the University of Freiburg, Germany, and chairman of the Department of Neurosurgery at the Helios Clinic in Erfurt. He received his MD from the University of Jena and a PhD from the Hannover Medical School in Germany. He has published on experimental and clinical questions that relate to neuroelectronic systems and the ethical concerns they raise, neurosurgery and quality of life (with a focus on skull-base surgery), 3-D surgical image guidance, digital microscopy in neurosurgery, neural regeneration, and psychophysiology.

Katalin E. Roth, JD, MD, is an associate professor of medicine and director of the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care Medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine in Washington, D.C. A practicing primary care physician, she has research and educational interests in ethics, human rights, narrative in medicine and medical education.

Pamela Saha, MD, is a clinical assistant professor in the Department of Psychiatry at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She is board certified in general psychiatry and psychosomatic medicine. She has co-authored numerous articles with her husband, Subrata Saha, PhD, on biomedical ethics.

Subrata Saha, PhD, is director of muscular skeletal research and is a research professor in the Department of Orthopedic Surgery and Rehabilitation at SUNY Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. He is a fellow of the Biomedical Engineering Society and founder of the International Conferences on Ethical Issues in Biomedical Engineering.

Matthew Stonecipher is a second-year law student at DePaul University in Chicago. He was the 2006 DePaul College of Law-American Medical Association Health Law and Medical Ethics Scholar and interned during summer 2006 for the AMA's Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs in Chicago.

Preeti A. Sukerkar is a third-year student in the Medical Scientist Training Program at Northwestern University's Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. Her research focuses on developing novel MRI contrast agents for specific proteins involved in various disease states.

Paul R. Wolpe, PhD, is a professor in the Departments of Psychiatry, Medical Ethics and Sociology at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, and is a senior fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics.

Theme issue editor

Thomas Ng is a second-year student in the combined MD/PhD program at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. Prior to moving to Los Angeles, he earned a BS in bioengineering at the University of California, Berkeley. His research interests include neuroscience, medical imaging, and the application of technological advances in medicine and health care. He hopes to pursue a career as a scientist-physician, integrating knowledge from the fields of research, medicine and policy.

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