AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2007, Volume 9, Number 7: 519-520.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Physician Accountability.

Sanjiv Bajaj, MD, graduated from the University of Alabama School of Medicine and is a first-year medical resident in radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis.

Howard Brody, MD, PhD, is the John P. McGovern Centennial Chair of Family Medicine and director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Robert M. Centor, MD, is professor and director of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is also the associate dean for the Huntsville Regional Medical Campus. His research has focused on medical decision making and on improving quality of care. Dr. Centor is past president of the Society for General Internal Medicine and has written a medical blog—DB's Medical Rants—for the past five years.

James Gordon, MD, FRCPC, is a neurologist at Northwest Hospital in Seattle, clinical associate professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and vice chair of the American Academy of Neurology's Ethics, Humanities, and Law Committee.

Richard Gunderman, MD, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor of radiology, pediatrics, medical education, philosophy, liberal arts, and philanthropy at Indiana University. He is the author of many scholarly articles and four books, including Achieving Excellence in Medical Education (Springer 2006) and the forthcoming We Make a Life by What We Give (Indiana University Press).

Garrett Kerr is a second-year law student at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago. His undergraduate work was in psychology, specifically in the ethical choices individuals make on a day-to-day basis. He is a staff writer and an associate editor for the DePaul Health Law Institute Newsletter.

Alexandra Leigh, MD, is a third-year resident in internal medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She is a graduate of Princeton University and the University of Alabama School of Medicine. She looks forward to being a chief resident and hopes for a career in academic medicine.

Meredith B. Rosenthal, PhD, is an associate professor of health economics and policy in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Dr. Rosenthal's principal research interests concern economic incentives that influence consumer and physician health care decisions.

Abraham P. Schwab, PhD, is an assistant professor in the philosophy department at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. His areas of academic interest are bioethics and moral philosophy.

David Zientek, MD, is a cardiologist at Austin Heart in Austin, Texas, where he is co-chair of the adult medical ethics committee at Seton Medical Center and sits on the regional multi-institutional review board for protection of human research subjects. He served as a visiting scholar at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University in Washington, DC, in 2001 and is presently an affiliated scholar with the Center.

Staff Contributor

Katherine O'Brien, MHS, is a senior research assistant in ethics at the American Medical Association in Chicago. She earned a master's degree in health science at the Johns Hopkins School of Public Health in Baltimore, where she was a research assistant at the Center for Aging and Health. Her research interests and graduate work have focused on memory and the aging brain and the relationship between stress and healthy lifestyle behaviors.

Theme Issue Editor

Charles Wells is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a graduate of Princeton University, where he earned a BA in philosophy.