AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. July 2014, Volume 16, Number 7: 586-588.


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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethical Issues in the Physician-Athlete Relationship

Theme Issue Editor

Trahern W. Jones is a graduating fourth-year medical student at Mayo Medical School in Rochester, Minnesota. He will join the University of Arizona pediatrics residency program in Tucson in July 2014. His research interests include medical ethics and medical professionalism.


Aaron D. Campbell, MD, MHS, is an instructor of family and preventive medicine and a practicing physician in family and sports medicine at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. He has a certificate of added qualification in sports medicine from the American Board of Family Medicine and he is a diplomate in mountain medicine of the Wilderness Medical Society and a fellow of the Academy of Wilderness Medicine.

Anthony Cortese, PhD, is a professor of sociology at Southern Methodist University(SMU) in Dallas, Texas. His major areas of research and teaching are hate speech, ethnic and race relations, social policy, social ethics, media and gender, and sociological theory. He has authored four books and more than 40 scholarly articles and book chapters since receiving his doctorate at the University of Notre Dame at the age of 25.

Andrew Courtwright, MD, PhD, received his MD and PhD in philosophy from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. He completed his internal medicine residency at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he serves on the hospital ethics committee.

Gary A. Green, MD, is a clinical professor in the UCLA Division of Sports Medicine, the head team physician at Pepperdine University, the medical director and a consultant on anabolic steroids and performance-enhancing drugs for Major League Baseball, and a member of the scientific advisory board of the Partnership for Clean Competition.

John Hoberman, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Germanic Studies at the University of Texas at Austin. He is a European cultural and intellectual historian whose books include Sport and Political Ideology (1984), The Olympic Crisis: Sport, Politics, and the Moral Order (1986), Mortal Engines: The Science of Performance and the Dehumanization of Sport (1992), Darwin’s Athletes: How Sport Has Damaged Black America and Preserved the Myth of Race (1997), and Testosterone Dreams: Rejuvenation, Aphrodesia, Doping (2005).

Christopher Madden, MD, is an assistant clinical professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Colorado Health Sciences in Denver. He is president of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and a fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine. Dr. Madden maintains a private practice in sports and family medicine in Longmont, Colorado.

William P. Meehan III, MD, is director of The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention, director of research for the Brain Injury Center at Boston Children’s Hospital, and an assistant professor of pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Meehan serves on the section on emergency medicine for the American Academy of Pediatrics, the advisory board of the Sports Legacy Institute, and the advisory committee for Sports Head Injuries for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Department of Public Health.

Michael J. O’Brien, MD, is an attending physician in the Division of Sports Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and an instructor in orthopedics at Harvard Medical School. He is director of the Sports Concussion Clinic and was associate program director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program at Children’s. Dr. O’Brien is a staff physician at The Micheli Center for Sports Injury Prevention in Waltham, Massachusetts, and part of the medical coverage team for the Boston Marathon, the Boston Ballet, Bay State Games, and various synchronized ice skating and track and field championships.

Jessica Pierce, PhD, is a bioethicist and writer. She is the author of a number of books, including The Last Walk: Reflections on Our Pets at the Ends of Their Lives, Contemporary Bioethics, and Wild Justice: The Moral Lives of Animals. Her research has focused on animal ethics, veterinary bioethics, and environmental bioethics.

David H. Sohn, MD, MBA, is chief of shoulder and sports medicine at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio.

Robert Steiner, MD, is a senior resident at the University of Toledo Medical Center in Ohio.

Kevin D. Walter, MD, is an associate professor of orthopedic surgery at the Medical College of Wisconsin and the program director of pediatric and adolescent primary care sports medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin. Dr. Walter helped create The Sports Concussion Program with the collaboration of Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin, and Froedtert Hospital. He is a member of the Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association, vice chair of the Wisconsin chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics council on sports medicine and fitness, a co-chair of the National Council on Youth Sports Safety, and a member of the Institute of Medicine Committee on Sport-Related Concussion in Youth.

Richard Weinmeyer, JD, MPhil, is a senior research associate for the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. Mr. Weinmeyer received his law degree from the University of Minnesota, where he completed a concentration in health law and bioethics and served as editor in chief for volume 31 of the journal Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. He obtained his master’s degree in sociology from Cambridge University and is completing a second master’s in bioethics from the University of Minnesota Center for Bioethics. Previously, Mr. Weinmeyer served as a project coordinator at the University of Minnesota Division of Epidemiology and Community Health. His research interests are in public health law, bioethics, and biomedical research regulation.