AMA Journal of Ethics. August 2016, Volume 18, Number 8: 855-858.
About the Contributors
Theme issue: Ethics in Pathology
Theme Issue Editor
Margaret Cocks, MD, PhD, is a third-year resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital. She completed her PhD in the history and philosophy of science at Cambridge University.
Renee D. Boss, MD, is an associate professor in neonatology, palliative care, and bioethics at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Berman Institute of Bioethics in Baltimore. Her research focuses on communication and decision making for very sick children.
Katrina A. Bramstedt, PhD, MA, is a professor and clinical ethicist at Bond University School of Medicine in Queensland, Australia, specializing in organ donation and transplant ethics, as well as in the medical humanities. In addition to authoring two medical ethics books, The Organ Donor Experience: Good Samaritans and the Meaning of Altruism (Rowman and Littlefield, 2011) and Finding Your Way: A Medical Ethics Handbook for Patients and Families (Hilton Publishing, 2012), she edits the yearly medical student art exhibit book, Art is Good Medicine.
Danielle Hahn Chaet, MSB, 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 a 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.
Sandro K. Cinti, MD, a clinical professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health System in Ann Arbor. His research interests include HIV/AIDS clinical care and pandemic preparedness.
Genevieve M. Crane, MD, PhD, is pursuing her research interests in stem cell biology in the Division of Hematopathology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. Genevieve also serves as a United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology ambassador and as section editor for social media at the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine. She received her MD and PhD degrees from the University of Michigan and pursued additional postdoctoral work at MIT before completing residency and fellowship training in anatomic pathology and hematopathology at Johns Hopkins Hospital.
Kristina A. Davis, MD, completed her residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. She has a strong interest in patient-centered care and will be pursuing fellowship training in transfusion medicine and histocompatibility.
Suzanne Dintzis, MD, PhD, is an associate professor of pathology at the University of Washington Medical Center in Seattle, where she directs the breast pathology service. She is involved in breast cancer research as well as research exploring the interfaces among quality of care, transparency, and communication and is also helping to develop new online tools to improve pathology education.
David R. Fowler, MBChB, MMed, is the chief medical examiner for the state of Maryland in Baltimore and president of the National Association of Medical Examiners. Dr. Fowler is a fellow of the College of American Pathologists, an associate professor at the University of Maryland in the departments of pediatrics and pathology, and on the faculty at the National Study Center for Trauma and Emergency Medical Systems and at the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Jerad M. Gardner, MD, is an assistant professor of pathology and dermatology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock, Arkansas. He is also the chair and founding member of social media subcommittees for both the United States and Canadian Academy of Pathology and the American Society of Dermatopathology and is a deputy editor-in-chief of the Archives of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, where he oversees social media strategy for the journal. Dr. Gardner obtained his MD from Tulane University, completed residency in anatomic and clinical pathology at Houston Methodist Hospital, and completed fellowships in bone/soft tissue pathology and dermatopathology at Emory University.
Megan Lane is a third-year medical student at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, in the Ethics Path of Excellence.
Martin J. Magers, MD, is a resident in anatomic and clinical pathology at the University of Michigan Hospital and Health System in Ann Arbor. His research interests include genitourinary pathology, cytopathology, and applying ethics to pathology.
Ifeoma U. Perkins, MD, is a third-year anatomic and clinical pathology resident at Emory University Hospital of Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta, where she also serves as a resident member of Emory Healthcare’s Ethics Committee. She has an interest in ethics and professionalism education in pathology graduate medical education programs and aspires to incorporate her interests into a career in dermatopathology.
Michael H. Roh, MD, PhD, is an associate professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor, where he serves as the medical director of the cytopathology laboratory. His current research interests explore the application of ancillary immunocytochemical and molecular techniques to fine needle aspiration and exfoliative cytology specimens.
Virginia Sheffield is a fourth-year medical student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, where she is in the Ethics Path of Excellence, a co-curricular program for students interested in medical ethics. She graduated from the University of California, Berkeley, and was a science teacher in Tanzania in the Peace Corps before enrolling in medical school.
John P. Sherbeck, MD, is a fourth-year anatomic and clinical pathology resident at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor. Following completion of his residency, he will become the transfusion medicine fellow at the University of Michigan. His interests include laboratory utilization, quality improvement, and improving laboratory education.
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. He is also the chief of the Ear, Nose and Throat Section of the Surgery Service at the VA Ann Arbor Healthcare System and serves as co-director of the Program in Clinical Ethics in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. His current research interests explore ethical issues involved in caring for patients with head and neck cancer, and in managing clinical ethics consultations among patients with cancer.
Lauren B. Smith, MD, is an associate professor of pathology, section head of hematopathology, and director of the Ethics Path of Excellence (a co-curricular program) at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. She also serves as a hospital ethicist, performing ethics consultations at the University of Michigan Medical Center.
William E. Stempsey, MD, PhD, is a professor of philosophy at the College of the Holy Cross and an adjunct associate professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School, both in Worcester, Massachusetts. He has written about many topics in the philosophy of medicine and medical ethics, including the philosophy of diagnosis, concepts of health and disease, and pathology ethics.
Christian J. Vercler, MD, MA, is an assistant professor of surgery and 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 also co-chairs the adult and pediatric ethics committees and teaches medical ethics at the undergraduate, medical student, and post-graduate levels. He is a practicing craniofacial surgeon and has master’s degrees in both theology and bioethics.
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