Virtual Mentor. October 2014, Volume 16, Number 10: 857-860.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Ethics in Reproductive Care
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Rashmi Kudesia, MD, is in her third year of fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. Her clinical and research interests are polycystic ovary syndrome and access to fertility knowledge and treatment. Dr. Kudesia has a longstanding passion for reproductive ethics and women’s health advocacy. She completed medical school at Duke University and her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Kavita Shah Arora, MD, MBE, is an assistant professor of reproductive biology and bioethics at Case Western Reserve University and director of quality in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. She has served on the national ethics committees of both the American Medical Association and the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
Caroline Bass is a third-year undergraduate at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, where she studies philosophy and political science. During the summer of 2014, Caroline interned with the American Medical Association’s Ethics Group in Chicago. Her research interests include health law and bioethics.
Marc M. Beuttler, MA, is a first-year medical student at Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans who recently earned his master’s degree in bioethics from New York University. Mr. Beuttler has worked as a Spanish medical interpreter with minority health and legal clinics, and his scholarly interests include reproductive ethics, clinical ethics, and health care equality.
Andrzej K. Breborowicz, MD, PhD, is a reproductive endocrinology and infertility fellow in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology and Women’s Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
Stephen T. Chasen, MD, is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. He is the director of high-risk obstetrics and the maternal-fetal medicine fellowship at Weill Cornell Medical Center.
Frank A. Chervenak, MD, is Given Foundation Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City. His academic collaboration with Laurence B. McCullough has resulted in numerous publications, including The Professional Responsibility Model of Perinatal Ethics (Walter de Gruyter, 2014).
Joseph B. Davis, DO, is an assistant professor of reproductive medicine and the assistant director of the obstetrics and gynecology medical student clerkship at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. Dr. Davis is an active member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and the Society of Reproductive Surgeons (SRS). He is a research mentor for several ob-gyn residents and part of an ongoing reproductive ethics project with Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York.
Nicole Fanarjian, MD, MSCR, is an associate medical director for education at Planned Parenthood of Southwest and Central Florida, an affiliate assistant professor in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine, a gynecologist at the CW Bill Young Veterans Administration Medical Center, and a member of the Medical Students for Choice board of directors.
Kara N. Goldman, MD, is a fellow in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at New York University School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Goldman attended Duke University, graduated with honors in bioethics and professionalism from Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, and completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Northwestern University. Her research interests include fertility preservation, preimplantation genetic diagnosis, and ovarian aging.
Joseph Gregorio is a second-year law student at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago and was the 2014 DePaul American Medical Association summer scholar. He is an active contributor to the DePaul Health Law Institute’s E-Pulse Health Law blog. Joseph received his BS in psychology at Western Illinois University. His research interests are public health law, bioethics, and psychology.
Jamie A. Grifo, MD, PhD, is a professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the New York University School of Medicine and division director of reproductive endocrinology and program director of the fertility center at New York University Langone Medical Center. He has served on the ethics committee of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine (ASRM) and is past president of the Society for Assisted Reproductive Technologies (SART). Dr. Grifo is a leading expert in preimplantation genetic diagnosis and screening and has authored more than 180 publications.
Harry J. Lieman, MD, is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health and the director of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Montefiore Medical Center in New York City.
Ruth Macklin, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Epidemiology and Population Health and the Dr. Shoshanah Trachtenberg Frackman Faculty Scholar in Biomedical Ethics at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in Bronx, New York. Dr. Macklin is an adviser to the World Health Organization and the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), an elected member of the Institute of Medicine, and a member of the board of directors of the International Association of Bioethics. She is co-director of an NIH Fogarty International Center training program in research ethics.
Laurence B. McCullough, PhD, has been a philosopher-medical educator for almost four decades. A professor of medicine and medical ethics at Baylor College of Medicine since 1988, he became the inaugural holder of the Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy in Baylor’s Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy in 2008. His academic collaboration with Frank A. Chervenak has resulted in numerous publications, including The Professional Responsibility Model of Perinatal Ethics (Walter de Gruyter, 2014).
Stephanie J. Miller, MD, is a resident physician in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals (MCWAH) in Milwaukee. She is a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Society and the MCWAH Housestaff Health and Welfare Committee. Her interests include reproductive endocrinology and infertility.
Carolyn Payne is a fourth-year medical student at The University of Toledo College of Medicine in Ohio. She is chair of the Ohio State Medical Association Medical Student Section and a member of the Medical Students for Choice board of directors. She is interested in the intersection of medicine, politics, and reproductive justice. She plans to begin a residency in obstetrics and gynecology upon graduation from medical school and to specialize in family planning.
Lauri J. Romanzi, MD, is a clinical associate professor of urology at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City and a visiting associate professor at Yale University School of Medicine. She is co-chair of the Ghana Project of the International Urogynecology Association and an international consultant on capacity building and program development relating to obstetric fistula and female pelvic disorders.
Robert M. Sade, MD, is distinguished university professor, professor of surgery and head of the bioethics section in the Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, director of the Institute of Human Values in Health Care, and director of the clinical research ethics program of the South Carolina Clinical and Translational Research Institute, all at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. He is chair of the Ethics Committee of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and of the Cardiothoracic Ethics Forum. Previously he was chair of the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs.
Christina Salazar, MD, is a fourth-year obstetrics and gynecology resident in the Case Western MetroHealth Medical Center program in Cleveland, Ohio. She graduated from Baylor College of Medicine.
Monique A. Spillman, MD, PhD, practices gynecologic oncology with Texas Oncology at the Baylor Charles A. Sammons Cancer Center in Dallas, Texas, and is a member of the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. She was previously an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Colorado and chair of the ethics committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.
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