AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

AMA Journal of Ethics. January 2016, Volume 18, Number 1: 91-94.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Promises and Challenges in Patient- and Family-Centered Care

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Trisha Paul is a second-year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She recently published the book Chronicling Childhood Cancer: A Collection of Personal Stories by Children and Teens with Cancer (Michigan Publishing, 2015) and aspires to become a pediatric oncologist and pediatric palliative care physician.

Contributors

Philip Candilis, MD, is director of the Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship Program at Saint Elizabeths Hospital and a clinical professor of psychiatry at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences and at Howard University College of Medicine in Washington, DC. He has served as assessment director and associate director of the Massachusetts physician health program and is a former fellow in medical ethics at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Candilis also chairs the ethics committee of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law and has conducted federally funded research on informed consent.

Danielle Chaet, MS, is a research associate for the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs in Chicago. Her work involves researching, developing, and disseminating ethics policy and analyzing current issues and opinions in bioethics. She obtained her master of science degree in bioethics, with a focus on clinical policy and clinical ethics consultation, from the joint program of Union Graduate College and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

Aaron M. Clay, RN, is a registered nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at University of California Davis Children’s Hospital.

Anthony M. DiGioia, III, MD, is the founder and medical director of both the Bone and Joint Center at Magee-Womens Hospital and the Patient and Family Centered Care Innovation Center at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, where he developed the Patient and Family Centered Care Methodology and Practice. He is also a board certified practicing orthopaedic surgeon and a fellow of the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons and the American College of Surgeons.

Pamela K. Greenhouse, MBA, is the executive director of the Patient and Family Centered Care Innovation Center of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and has more than 25 years of leadership experience in a variety of health care settings. She has co-authored more than two dozen papers on patient- and family-centered care, organizational models, and process assessment and improvement.

Regina Holliday is a Maryland-based patient advocate and artist known for painting a series of murals depicting the need for clarity and transparency in medical records. She is the author of The Walking Wall: 73 Cents to the Walking Gallery (Health Informatics Society of Australia, 2012) and The Writing on the Wall (CreateSpace Independent Publishing, 2015).

Joseph B. House, MD, is affiliated with the Department of Emergency Medicine and is the director of both the emergency medicine clerkship and interprofessional education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Lee H. Igel, PhD, is a clinical associate professor in the Tisch Institute for Sports Management, Media, and Business and an associate in the Division of Medical Ethics at the Langone Medical Center at New York University in New York City.

Kori Jones, MEd, is the patient- and family-centered care program manager for children’s, women’s, and psychiatry services at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor. She earned her master of education degree in instructional technology, with an emphasis in performance improvement, from Wayne State University.

Barron H. Lerner, MD, PhD, is a professor of medicine and population health at the Langone Medical Center at New York University in New York City and is the author, most recently, of The Good Doctor: A Father, A Son and the Evolution of Medical Ethics (Beacon Press, 2015).

Benjamin D. Long is a second-year medical student involved in the Ethics Path of Excellence at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

Michael L. Millenson is the president of Health Quality Advisors LLC in Highland Park, Illinois, and an adjunct associate professor of medicine at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago. He is the author of Demanding Medical Excellence: Doctors and Accountability in the Information Age (University of Chicago Press, 1997) and has written about quality of care, patient safety, and patient-centered care for BMJ, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, and other publications.

Kelly Parent is the patient- and family-centered care program specialist for quality and safety at the University of Michigan Health System in Ann Arbor and the program specialist for patient and family partnerships at the Institute for Patient and Family Centered Care.

Bridget Parsh, RN, MSN, EdD, is an associate professor in the School of Nursing at California State University, Sacramento.

Lauren Phillips is a first-year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She graduated from the University of Michigan School of Kinesiology with a major in movement science and a minor in medical anthropology.

Allyn Rippin, MS, is a writer, researcher, and integrative health coach based in Athens, Georgia.

Ramy Sedhom, MD, is a second-year internal medicine resident at Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in Rutgers, New Jersey.

Laura Sedig, MD, is a pediatric hematology/oncology fellow at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Eve Shapiro is the principal of Eve Shapiro Medical Writing, Inc., in Bethesda, Maryland. Specializing in patient safety, patient- and family-centered care, and medical ethics, she has written and edited more than 100 reports, articles, and books for organizations such as the PFCC Innovation Center, the Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, and the Joint Commission.

Andrew G. Shuman, MD, is an assistant professor in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, where he also serves as co-director of the Program in Clinical Ethics in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine. His current research explores ethical issues in caring for patients with head and neck cancer and managing clinical ethics consultations among patients with cancer.

Jennifer N Stojan, MD, is an assistant professor of internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Michigan Health System and director of the course, “Doctoring: Caring for Patients, Families and Communities” at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor.

Antonius Tsai, MBA, is the director of educational strategy in the Office of Medical Student Education at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and is working on developing new model medical education programs focused on leadership, teamwork, and systems.

Christian J. Vercler, MD, MA, is the co-chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and the co-director of the Clinical Ethics Program at the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where he is also a clinical assistant professor of plastic surgery. Dr. Vercler is a practicing craniofacial surgeon.

Katrina Ann Williamson is a second-year medical student at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She is interested in pursuing a career in either pediatric cardiology or neurology.