AMA Journal of Ethics. February 2015, Volume 17, Number 2: 187-189.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: The Culture of Medicine
Theme Issue Editor
Marta Michalska-Smith is a second-year medical student at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. She received her BA in philosophy from the University of Notre Dame. Her interests lie in the many issues at the intersection of philosophy and medicine and how these issues play out in the practices of the medical profession.
Amy Blair, MD, is an associate professor of family medicine and teaches clinical skills courses at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where she is medical director of the Center for Community and Global Health. She is also a practicing family physician in Maywood, Illinois.
Linda Brubaker, MD, MS, is the dean of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where she is chief diversity officer and a professor of urology and obstetrics-gynecology. She is also interim provost of the Health Sciences Division at Loyola University Chicago. Her interests include female pelvic reconstruction surgery, surgical outcomes, and devices and medications for incontinence.
Amy H. Buchanan, MD, is an assistant professor of family medicine at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Her interests include medical education, study of violence across the life cycle, and narrative medicine.
Nathan E. Derhammer, MD, is the program director of the Combined Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Program at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, Illinois, where he completed his own residency training. His academic interests include medical student and resident education, leadership activities, and faculty development.
Elizabeth H. Gaufberg, MD, MPH, is a double-boarded internist-psychiatrist, an associate professor of medicine and psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, and the Jean and Harvey Picker Director of the Arnold P. Gold Foundation Research Institute.
Brian Goldman, MD, is a staff emergency physician at Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto and an assistant professor in the Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto in Ontario. He is the host of White Coat, Black Art, a CBC Radio show about the culture of modern medicine. His new book, The Secret Language of Doctors, will be published in the US by Triumph Books in April 2015.
Frederic W. Hafferty, PhD, is a professor of medical education and the associate dean for professionalism in the College of Medicine and the associate director of the Program in Professionalism and Ethics at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Marc J. Kahn, MD, MBA, is the Peterman-Prosser Professor of Medicine at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans, where he also serves as the senior associate dean for admissions and student affairs. Dr. Kahn’s research interests include medical education and financing the academic medical enterprise.
Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, is the Fr. Michael I. English, SJ, Professor of Medical Ethics, director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, and chair of the Department of Medical Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Much of his recent work advocates for fair treatment for undocumented immigrants in the health system and in medical education.
Thomas W. LeBlanc, MD, MA, is an assistant professor of medicine in the Division of Hematologic Malignancies and Cellular Therapy and a faculty associate in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. He is a practicing oncologist and board-certified palliative care physician. His research explores symptom burden, quality of life, distress, and decision making in patients with cancers of the blood.
Martha Peaslee Levine, MD, is an associate professor of pediatrics, psychiatry, and humanities at Penn State College of Medicine and the director of the partial hospitalization and intensive outpatient programs in the Eating Disorders Clinic at Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center in Hershey, Pennsylvania. She is the author of the Psychology Today blog, Your Write to Health, and of juvenile fiction, most recently, The Twelve Days of Christmas in Pennsylvania (Sterling Children’s Books, 2014). Her passions and research interests include improving communication with patients, the hidden curriculum, and improving the health of individuals struggling with eating disorders.
William Malouf is a second-year student at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.
Aaron J. Michelfelder, MD, is an assistant dean for medical education and a professor of family medicine, medical education, and bioethics and health policy at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. His research interests include medical education, integrative medicine, and bioethics.
Joseph F. O’Donnell, MD, is the senior scholar in the C. Everett Koop Institute, the Elizabeth Decamp McInerney Professor of Medicine, and the senior advising dean and the director of community programs at Dartmouth College’s Geisel School of Medicine in Hanover, New Hampshire. Together with Frederic W. Hafferty, he edited The Hidden Curriculum in Health Professional Education (Dartmouth College Press, 2014).
Ernest J. Sneed, MD, is the assistant dean for student affairs at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans. Dr. Sneed is interested in minority recruitment and retention.
Brandon Vaidyanathan, PhD, MSc, is a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Sociology at Rice University in Houston, Texas. He holds a PhD in sociology from the University of Notre Dame and an MSc in management from HEC Montreal. His research examines the relationship between culture, religion, and economic life, and has been published in journals such as Social Forces, Sociology of Religion, and Work, Employment, and Society. His current research examines social influences in the lives of scientists in eight countries.
Stanley F. Wainapel, MD, MPH, is the clinical director of the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center and a professor of clinical rehabilitation medicine at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City. He is the author of more than 60 publications on topics including physical disability among medical professionals, rehabilitation of patients with vision impairment or blindness, complementary/alternative medicine, musical composers with disabilities, and depictions of disability in the novels of Charles Dickens.
Katherine Wasson, PhD, MPH, is an assistant professor in the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and a faculty fellow in the Leischner Institute for Medical Education at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine, where she is director of the Bioethics and Professionalism Honors Program, teaches courses in the graduate program, and conducts clinical ethics consultations and research.
Richard Weinmeyer, JD, MA, MPhil, is a senior research associate for the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs in Chicago. Mr. Weinmeyer received his master’s degree in bioethics and his law degree with a concentration in health law and bioethics from the University of Minnesota, where he served as editor in chief for volume 31 of Law and Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice. He obtained his first master’s degree in sociology from Cambridge University. 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.
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