AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. May 2008, Volume 10, Number 5: 352-354.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: System Constraints on Optimal Care

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Laura Sigman, JD, will receive her MD from University of Chicago's Pritzker School of Medicine in June, 2008. She will continue her medical training in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Prior to medical school, she received a JD from Harvard School of Law and practiced health law with the U.S. Department of Justice.


Andrew J. Aronson, MD, MBA, MPH, is director of inpatient pediatrics and pediatric nephrology in the Department of Pediatrics at Advocate Illinois Masonic Hospital in Chicago. He is a professor of clinical pediatrics and an attending pediatric nephrologist at the University of Illinois Chicago. Dr. Aronson is also a lecturer in pediatrics at Loyola University in Maywood, Illinois, and at Rush University in Chicago, and is a voluntary attending physician at John H. Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County in Chicago.

Lee Black, JD, LLM, is a senior research associate for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs at the American Medical Association in Chicago. Prior to joining the AMA, he was a staff attorney with the Legislative Reference Bureau in Springfield, where he drafted legislation for the Illinois General Assembly.

Peter J. Fabri, MD, PhD, is a professor of surgery and associate dean for graduate medical education at the University of South Florida College of Medicine in Tampa.

Richard C. Frederick, MD, is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP). Dr. Frederick is the vice chairman of the Department of Emergency Medicine and is the director of the ethics curriculum for all residency programs at UICOMP.

Jared Hossack, MD, MBA, is a board-certified internal medicine physician and the chief fellow in the Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology, and Nutrition at the University of Chicago Medical Center. He has a particular interest in researching ways to improve the quality of care provided to patients with gastrointestinal disorders.

Amy G. Lehman, MD, MBA, is a resident in general surgery at the University of Chicago Medical Center and is a fellow in the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago. Dr. Lehman is a 2005 graduate of the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and is interested in clinical decision making from both physician and patient perspectives.

James C. Loden, MD, is the founder and president of Loden Vision Centers in Nashville. He is a board-certified member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology and is a member of the Society of Excellence in Eyecare (SEE).

David Lovinger, MD, is a hospitalist at the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC) in Chicago, and an assistant professor of medicine. He is the medical director of the Anticoagulation Management Service and is a leader in the UCMC's implementation of computerized physician order entry.

George B. Moseley III, JD, MBA, is a lecturer in health law and management in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard School of Public Health. He previously served as assistant general counsel in the Massachusetts Executive Office of Human Services and as special assistant attorney general. His research interests are in the areas of new technology adoption, strategic adaptation to rapidly changing market conditions, and revolutionary transformation of the health care industry.

Bruce Patsner, MD, JD, is a research professor of law in the health law and policy group at the University of Houston Law Center in Texas. His major areas of scholarship are food and drug law and regulation of the medical profession.

Sara Platte, MD, is a clinical associate in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago. Trained in internal medicine-pediatrics, she is a primary care physician at a federally qualified health care center in Chicago. Her clinical interests are in preventive medicine and transitional care of young adults with chronic health conditions. Dr. Platte is active in resident education and quality improvement in the med-peds resident continuity clinic setting.

Maura Parker Quinlan, MD, MPH, is a clinical associate professor in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Chicago, and is the academic director of ob/gyn at MacNeal Hospital, also in Chicago. Her academic interests include pediatric and adolescent gynecology, legal issues in ob/gyn, and medical education.

Geoffrey Rees, PhD, is a Harper Fellow and collegiate assistant professor of humanities at the University of Chicago, where he is also a senior fellow at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He received his PhD in religious ethics from the Yale University Department of Religious Studies, in New Haven, Connecticut, in May 2004.

Sally Satel, MD, is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and a lecturer in psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. She is co-editor of When Altruism Isn't Enough: The Case for Compensating Living Kidney Donors, to be published by the AEI Press in the fall of 2008.

Nirav D. Shah, JD, is a 2007 graduate of the University of Chicago Law School and will receive his MD from the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine in June 2008.

Eric J. Warm, MD, is an associate professor and the associate residency program director in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.