Virtual Mentor. October 2010, Volume 12, Number 10: 835-837.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Ethical Challenges in Modern Cardiovascular Medicine
Theme Issue Editor
George L. Anesi is a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio, pursuing a dual degree as a graduate student in the Department of Bioethics. His research in the Center for Genetic Research Ethics and Law (CGREAL) focuses on personalized genomic medicine and end-of-life care. He received a BS in biological chemistry and a BA in chemistry from The University of Chicago, where he was editor in chief of the Chicago Maroon. He will be applying for internal medicine residency programs this year.
Arash Aghel, MD, is a fellow in cardiovascular medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ryan Bailey is a student at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he is a health law fellow and a member of the student board of directors for the Health Law Institute. Ryan graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2008 with a BA in English and a BA in Spanish. He was the 2010 DePaul-AMA Law and Medical Ethics Scholar.
Crystal E. Brown, MD, is an internal medicine resident at The University of Chicago. She received her medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.
David R. Brush, MD, is a fellow in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at The University of Chicago. His research focuses on physician-surrogate conflicts over decisions to limit life support.
Sarah Cross, MD, is a resident physician in obstetrics and gynecology at Yale-New Haven Hospital in Connecticut. She is the winner of Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine and Pharmacy’s William Carlos Williams Poetry Competition, among other awards, and is a member of the editorial board for the Journal of Medical Humanities. Her work has appeared in Chest, the Journal of Medical Humanities, The Pharos, and a number of other journals.
Jeremy A. Greene, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor in the Department of the History of Science of Harvard University, instructor in the Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics of Harvard Medical School, and associate physician in the Department of Medicine of Brigham & Women’s Hospital in Boston. His research interests focus on the history of the pharmaceutical industry and its interactions with medical research, clinical practice, and public health, and his first book, Prescribing by Numbers: Drugs and the Definition of Disease, traces the development of chronic disease categories as markets for risk-reducing pharmaceuticals.
Jane S. Jue, MD, MSc, a physician trained in internal medicine, is currently a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Clinical Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Dr. Jue’s research interests include creating incentives for healthy behaviors, in particular, food choice and physical activity, as well as studying young adult and college students’ health.
Stephanie King is a student at The Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio, class of 2012. As a biomedical illustration major, she creates highly realistic scientific illustrations for use as learning tools. She works in colored pencil, graphite, computer rendering, photography, and paint. She started to draw at an early age and enjoys learning through science about the world around her.
James N. Kirkpatrick, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Cardiovascular Medicine Division and an associate fellow in the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine in Philadelphia. His research encompasses ethics in cardiovascular medicine and echocardiography.
John Lantos, MD, is a pediatrician, bioethicist, and director of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Bioethics Center in Kansas City. He is a professor of pediatrics at University of Missouri-Kansas City.
Sri Madan Mohan, MD, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiovascular Medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center and has an academic appointment at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Angira Patel, MD, is a fellow in pediatric cardiology at Children’s Memorial Hospital and a fellow in clinical medical ethics at The University of Chicago.
Kristin E. Schleiter, JD, LLM, is a state government affairs analyst for the American Academy of Pediatrics in Elk Grove Village, Illinois. She analyzes the impact of state health care legislation and provides strategic guidance for the pediatric medicine community in its ongoing advocacy efforts. Prior to working for the AAP, Ms. Schleiter worked for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs of the American Medical Association. Ms. Schleiter received both her law degree and master’s of law in health law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law, where she was a contributing writer for the Annals of Health Law.
Katherine R. Schlosser is a fourth-year medical student at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Her research focuses on the association of abnormal blood pressure and abnormal BMI in a large, urban pediatric cohort. She received a BS in biology and honors in international security studies from Stanford University and will be applying for pediatrics residency programs this year.
Karen Uhlenhuth is a journalist and scientific writer at the Children’s Mercy Hospital Bioethics Center in Kansas City, Missouri.
Mark E. Votruba, PhD, is an associate professor of economics and medicine at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where he serves as the director of the health economics division in the Center for Health Care Research and Policy. His research in health economics has analyzed the allocation of medical resources, the volume-outcome relationship in hospital care, and the functioning of the market for private insurance.
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