AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. April 2008, Volume 10, Number 4: 259-261.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Medical Care for U.S. Immigrants

Theme Issue Editor

Louise P. King, MD, JD, is a second-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas. At the conclusion of her training, she hopes to combine a strong interest in bioethics and health policy with a career in gynecologic oncology. She lives in Dallas with her daughter.

Contributors

Ron J. Anderson, MD, is president and chief executive officer of Parkland Health & Hospital System, the public hospital for Dallas County, and the primary teaching hospital for the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. He previously served as Parkland's medical director for ambulatory care and emergency services. Dr. Anderson has remained on the faculty of the medical school as professor of internal medicine and continues to see patients and teach house staff physicians at Parkland.

Kimberly Aparicio is a first-year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School and a 2006 graduate of Southern Methodist University, both in Dallas.

Alison Bateman-House, MA, MPH, is a student in the joint sociomedical sciences/history doctoral program at Columbia University in New York City. She works at the interface of ethics and the history of medicine and public health. Her dissertation will be on government-sponsored human subjects research during World War II.

Peter Bundred, MD, is a senior lecturer in primary care at the University of Liverpool in Liverpool, England. He is also the admissions tutor for the University of Liverpool medicine and surgery degree programs. Dr. Bundred was educated in Kenya, and did his postgraduate training in pediatrics and epidemiology in Cape Town, South Africa. His research interests include the epidemiology of childhood obesity and the impact of migration on health and health care in developing countries.

Katherine E. Clarridge is a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and is a founder of the school's translator apprenticeship program to increase the number of medical students who can serve as competent medical interpreters.

Patricia Evans, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics and child neurology at the University of Texas Southwestern (UTSW) Medical Center at Dallas. She is the chair of the ethics section for the American Academy of Neurology and serves on the ethics faculty at UTSW. She is board certified in neurodevelopmental disabilities as well as in neurology and pediatrics, with special interest in cognitive development in children. She was a pediatrician in Lubbock, Texas, from 1986 to 1992, where rural health care challenges were of particular concern, especially the inequity of health care distribution.

Amy Fairchild, PhD, MPH, is an associate professor in the Department of Sociomedical Sciences and assistant director for scholarly and academic affairs at the Center for the History and Ethics of Public Health at the Joseph L. Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University in New York City. Her work addresses broad questions about the functions and limit of state action in the realm of public health. She is a coauthor of Searching Eyes: Privacy, the State, and Disease Surveillance in America (University of California Press, 2007).

Ernest A. Fischer is a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and is a founder of the school's translator apprenticeship program to increase the number of medical students who can serve as competent medical interpreters.

Charu Gupta is a Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellow at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She will be graduating in May of 2008 and is pursuing training in internal medicine. She received her bachelor's degree from Stanford University in Palo Alto, California, in cultural and social anthropology, with a focus on medical anthropology.

Laura D. Hermer, JD, LLM, is an assistant professor of health policy and bioethics in the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Anjana Lal is a medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. She is currently participating in the Doris Duke Clinical Research Fellowship program at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, where her primary research project involves studying patients' immune responses to thermal burn injuries. She hopes to pursue a career in pediatric urology in an academic setting.

Andrea R. Quintana is a second-year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and is a founder of the school's translator apprenticeship program to increase the number of medical students who can serve as competent medical interpreters.

Jeanne S. Sheffield, MD, is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She is the director of the maternal-fetal medicine fellowship program and specializes in infectious diseases in pregnancy.

James M. Wagner, MD, is an associate professor of internal medicine and associate dean for student affairs at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas. His research centers on medical professionalism and clinical examination.

Reza Yassari, MD, MS, is the chief resident in neurosurgery at the University of Chicago Hospitals in Chicago. He received his master's degree in experimental pathology from the University of Chicago and was a fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics in 2003. He is involved in medical missions around the world and is developing programs for sustainable medical education in underdeveloped countries.

Jason Yeh is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas, and a graduate of the Plan II Honors Program from the University of Texas at Austin. His interests include cross-cultural medicine and infectious diseases of pregnancy. He will continue his medical training in the field of obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, and plans to pursue fellowship training in maternal-fetal medicine.