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 2010, Volume 12, Number 5: 431-433.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethics in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery

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Scott B. Grant, MBE, is a 4th-year medical student at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island, as part of the Brown-Dartmouth Medical School program. He obtained a master of bioethics degree from the University of Pennsylvania, and will enter general surgery residency at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in July 2010. His research interests include enhancement; informed consent for surgery; surgical innovation; surgical error, patient safety, quality improvement, and preoperative checklists; polytrauma and mangled extremity syndrome; and the patient-doctor relationship.

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Jordan Amadio will receive his medical degree from Harvard Medical School in the Harvard-MIT HST program and his MBA from Harvard Business School in spring 2010. Prior to medical school, he studied science and bioethics at Princeton. Starting in 2010, he will be a neurosurgery resident at Emory University. His interests include the relationship of neuroscience to morality and the interconnections between biology and culture.

Eric T. Carniol received his BA in medical sciences as part of Boston University’s 7-year combined BA/MD program. He is currently finishing his 3rd year of medical school and recently entered the combined MD/MBA program at the BU School of Management. He will be pursuing a career in otolaryngology with an interest in medical student and resident education.

Paul J. Carniol, MD, is a clinical associate professor at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ). He is currently president of the New Jersey chapter of the American College of Surgeons. He has edited or coedited four books, the most recent of which is Aesthetic Rejuvenation: Challenges and Solutions, A World Perspective, published in 2010 by Informa Healthcare.

Lauren Sydney Flicker, JD, MBE, is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and an adjunct professor at the Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law in Philadelphia. Her current research interests are the legal rights and ethical questions at issue in assisted reproduction and physician-assisted suicide. She received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a master’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics in 2009.

Robert T. Grant, MD, MSc, is the plastic surgeon in chief of New York-Presbyterian Hospital, the university hospital of Columbia University and Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He maintains a clinical practice in aesthetic and reconstructive surgery and serves as his hospitalís plastic surgery residency program director and division leader.

Joseph Rosen, MD, is an associate professor in the plastic surgery department at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He received his MD from Stanford School of Medicine, where he also completed his residency in general and plastic surgery. He is further trained in peripheral nerve surgery, hand surgery, and microsurgery.

Kristin E. Schleiter, JD, LLM, is a senior research associate for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for the American Medical Association in Chicago. She analyzes ethics policy and law and assists in the development and dissemination of ethics policy and related educational material. Ms. Schleiter received both her law degree and masters of law in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a contributing writer for the Annals of Health Law.

Michael Sosin is a 3rd-year medical student at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey (UMDNJ) interested in furthering his training in general surgery with a focus in plastic and reconstructive surgery.

Mitchell A. Stotland, MD, MS, is an associate professor of surgery, associate professor of pediatrics, and director of the Craniofacial Anomalies Program at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. His interests include shared decision making and facial reconstruction in adolescents, surgical device design, and facial perception and stigma as they pertain to congenital anomalies and aging.

Deborah A. Sullivan, PhD, is an associate professor of sociology in the School of Social and Family Dynamics at Arizona State University in Tempe. She is the author of Cosmetic Surgery: The Cutting Edge of Commercial Medicine (Rutgers University Press) and coauthor of Labor Pains: Modern Midwives and Home Birth (Yale University Press). Her current research focuses on anesthesia providers.

David Teplica, MD, MFA, is a clinical associate in the plastic and reconstructive surgery section at the University of Chicagoís Pritzker School of Medicine and an attending surgeon at Saint Joseph Hospital in Chicago. His photographic explorations have been widely reproduced, the images are exhibited throughout the United States and Europe, and prints are held in museum, corporate, and private collections. Surgically, his primary interest is in alteration of body form and facial shape through the carefully controlled addition or subtraction of adipocytes from the subcutaneous plane.

Michael Van Vliet, MD, is a 4th-year plastic surgery resident at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hampshire. He received his MD from Albany Medical College and completed his training in general surgery at DHMC.

Christian J. Vercler, MD, is currently a resident at the Harvard Combined Residency in Plastic Surgery in Boston. He holds masterís degrees in theology and bioethics. He completed his general surgery training and a fellowship in clinical ethics at Emory University.

June K. Wu, MD, is an assistant professor of surgery at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, where she obtained her medical degree. She is an assistant attending surgeon at New York-Presbyterian Hospital, a volunteer specialist at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, and a volunteer attending surgeon at Lawrence Hospital. She is a member of the editorial advisory board of the Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Aesthetic Surgery.

Rachel Zuraw, JD, MBE, is a postdoctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics and an adjunct professor at Drexel University Earle Mack School of Law in Philadelphia, and will be a visiting lecturer at the University of Pennsylvania in fall 2010. She received a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania Law School and a masterís degree from the University of Pennsylvania Center for Bioethics in 2009. Her current research interests are the role of bioethics in public health and the balancing of interests in selecting expensive treatments for chronic illness.