AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. August 2008, Volume 10, Number 8: 536-537.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Establishing the Boundaries of Informed Consent


Libby Brockman is a 2007 graduate of Brandeis University with degrees in neuroscience, biology, and psychology. She is currently involved in adolescent medicine research at the University of Washington in Seattle, and plans to attend medical school in the fall of 2009.

Erin A. Egan, MD, JD, is an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Colorado Denver, a faculty associate with the Center for Bioethics at the University of Colorado Denver (UCD), and a visiting lecturer at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy at the Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine in Maywood, Illinois. She serves on the ethics consultation subcommittee, the ethics committee, and the organizational ethics committee at UCD, is the director of quality improvement for the Hospital Medicine Group, and the program director for the Holocaust in Contemporary Bioethics Program.

Jorie Epstein completed her undergraduate degree at the University of Chicago in 2008 and is a research assistant in ethics at the American Medical Association in Chicago. She will begin a master’s program in social work at the University of Chicago School of Social Service Administration in the fall of 2008.

Chris Feudtner, MD, PhD, MPH, is the director of the Department of Medical Ethics, director of research, and an attending physician for PACT (Palliative Care Team) and integrated care service (ICS), all at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Jay Jacobson, MD, is a professor of internal medicine and infectious diseases and chief of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities at LDS Hospital and the University of Utah School of Medicine. He has served on the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs and the American College of Physicians Ethics and Human Rights Committee. In 2008 he was named a Master by the American College of Physicians.

Kristin M. Johnson, DO, is a neurologist at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio, where she supervises medical students, interns, and residents. She has a special interest in neuromuscular medicine and neurocritical care.

Eric D. Kodish, MD, is the F.J. O’Neill Professor and chairman of the Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic. He is professor of pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He is also the editor of Ethics and Research with Children: A Case Based Approach published by Oxford University Press (2005).

Matthew R. Lewin, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of emergency medicine in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of California, San Francisco. His research interests include basic respiratory physiology, pharmacology, and the practice of general emergency medicine.

Megan A. Moreno, MD, MSEd, MPH, is a senior fellow in adolescent medicine at the University of Washington in Seattle. After the fellowship she will be joining the pediatrics faculty at the University of Wisconsin-Madison as an assistant professor. Her research interests center on adolescents’ use of technology and how it impacts their health.

Wynne Morrison, MD, is a pediatric intensivist and attending physician in palliative care at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and The University of Pennsylvania. She is a student in the Masters in Bioethics Program at the Penn Center for Bioethics and director of the Fellowship Program in Pediatric Critical Care at CHOP. Dr. Morrison’s research interests are in physician-patient-family communication, ethics, family-centered care, and end-of-life care.

Hafzah Mueenuddin, JD, is a fellow in the Cleveland Fellowship for Advanced Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic. She graduated from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law in 2007, and her interests include end-of-life decision making and reproductive ethics.

David Munson, MD, is the associate medical director of the newborn/infant intensive care unit and an attending physician on the pediatric advanced care team, both at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). He directs the Fetal Palliative Care Initiative in the Fetal Diagnostic Center at CHOP and is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania. His academic and educational interests focus on end-of-life care in the intensive care unit.

Abraham P. Schwab, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Philosophy Department of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He works in the "no man’s land where epistemology, moral philosophy, and the study of medical practice meet." His areas of interest include research ethics, clinical decision making (patient and physician), and naturalized moral epistemology.

Olubukunola Mary Tawose is a second-year law student at Saint Louis University School of Law, where her focus is on health and international law. She is currently working on a study entitled “Teaching Professionalism” at the University of Chicago. She graduated with an AB in the history, philosophy, and social studies of science and medicine from the University of Chicago in 2007. As an attorney, she will pursue a career in the field of medical ethics policy.