Virtual Mentor. January 2011, Volume 13, Number 1: 71-73.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Ethics and the Role of Guidelines in Medical Practice
Theme Issue Editor
Alex Stark is a fourth-year medical student at the Pritzker School of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He graduated with a BA in philosophy with a specific interest in medical ethics from Northwestern University. He will be pursuing a career in general surgery and furthering his interest in medical and surgical ethics.
Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, is professor and chief of endocrine surgery and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago, where he runs the first surgical ethics program in the United States. Dr. Angelosís clinical research focuses on improving patient outcomes following endocrine surgery and methods of teaching ethics to medical students and surgical residents.
David R. Brush, MD, is a fellow in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.
John Cardasis, MD, is a fellow in the Section of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center.
Richard Colgan, MD, is an associate professor and director of medical student education in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in Baltimore. He was the recipient of the school’s Golden Apple Award for teaching and is author of the recently released book Advice to the Young Physician: On the Art of Medicine, in which he discusses how to make the transition from technician to healer based on lessons from some of history’s greatest physician educators. Information on this book is available at www.advicetotheyoungphysician.com.
Opeyemi O. Daramola, MD, is a third-year resident in the otolaryngology-head and neck surgery residency program in the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals in Milwaukee. He completed his undergraduate education at Adams State College in Colorado and his medical studies at the University of Minnesota Medical School. He is working on research projects on hereditary hearing loss, outcomes in surgical management of pediatric vascular anomalies, and reporting of long-term outcomes of tracheotomy-related complications.
David M. Eddy, MD, PhD, is the founder and chief medical officer emeritus of Archimedes, Inc., a health care modeling company in San Francisco. His research interests include mathematical modeling and quantitative policy analysis.
Joshua J. Goldman is a third-year medical student at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Midland and the vice chair of the American Medical Association Medical Student Section (AMA-MSS) Committee on Bioethics and Humanities. His interest in the ethics of research and medicine was sparked at Stanford University, where he graduated with a BS in biological sciences and a minor in philosophy. He plans to pursue residency training in plastic and reconstructive surgery with a special interest in postcancer reconstruction.
Edward D. Gometz, MD, MS, MIA, is a second-year internal medicine resident at the University of Chicago Medical Center and an active community educator in the Chicago Breathe Project. Dr. Gometz completed his medical degree at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine and holds two masterís degrees from Johns Hopkins University and Columbia University in the areas of biotechnology and international public health, respectively. His current research involves identifying genetic markers that contribute to malignancy in inflammatory bowel disease.
Karen E. Hoffman, MD, MHSc, MPH, is an assistant professor in the radiation oncology department at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, where she treats patients with genitourinary and breast cancer. Her research interests include large database and outcomes research, with an emphasis on treatment decision making and the impact of cancer and cancer therapies on long-term health and quality of life.
Jordan Hupert, MD, is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics and director of student education in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He studied biology at the University of Chicago as an undergraduate and did his medical training and pediatrics residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Bryan A. Liang, MD, JD, PhD, is the Shapiro Distinguished Professor of Health Law and executive director of the Institute of Health Law Studies at California Western School of Law and professor of anesthesiology and director at the University of California San Diego School of Medicineís San Diego Center for Patient Safety. Dr. Liangís work analyzes the interface between law, medicine, and economics, with special emphasis on patient safety and access, ethics, and health policy. He received his MD from Columbia University, his PhD from the University of Chicago, and his JD from Harvard Law School.
Jason John Luke, MD, is a medical oncology fellow at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York City. His research interests include translational drug development, especially in the treatment of sarcoma, as well as medical policy issues related to oncology and cancer care. He is currently under the mentorship of Drs. Gary Schwartz and Peter Bach.
Timothy K. Mackey, MAS, is a senior research associate in the Institute of Health Law Studies at the California Western School of Law and a student in the joint doctoral program in global health at University of California San Diego and San Diego State University. He graduated from the joint masterís degree program in health law at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine and California Western School of Law in 2009.
Paul L. Nguyen, MD, is an assistant professor of radiation oncology at Harvard Medical School and director of prostate brachytherapy at the Dana-Farber/Brigham and Women’s Hospital Cancer Center in Boston. His clinical and research efforts focus on optimizing the care of patients with prostate cancer.
John S. Rhee, MD, MPH, is chief of the Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and professor of otolaryngology and dermatology at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Rhee was recently appointed the coordinator for research for the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF). He is the deputy editor in chief for the Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, a senior examiner for the American Board of Otolaryngology, and a board member of the American Board of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery.
Alan Schwartz, PhD, is associate professor and director of research in the Department of Medical Education and research associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Illinois at Chicago. He received his PhD in cognitive psychology and a concurrent MS in business at the University of California, Berkeley. His teaching and research focus on medical judgment and decision making by patients and physicians. He is vice president of the Society for Medical Decision Making and an associate editor of the journal Medical Decision Making.
Tiffany L. Shih is a third-year medical student at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Medicine in Midland. She graduated from the University of Virginia with a BS in biomedical engineering. Her major career interests are in new cancer therapeutics, and she is currently conducting studies in the racial disparities in breast cancer prevention and treatment. She plans to pursue a career in hematology/oncology.
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