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Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. January 2004, Volume 6, Number 1.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Physician Activism.

January 2004, Volume 6, Number 1

Howard Brody, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Department of Family Practice and Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University in East Lansing, MI.

Marion Danis, MD, is head of the Section on Ethics and Health Policy in the Department of Clinical Bioethics and chief of the Bioethics Consultation Service at the National Institutes of Health. She is also on medical staff at the National Naval Medical Center.

Barry DeCoster, MA, is a doctoral candidate in the Department of Philosophy at Michigan State University and works at MSU's Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences. His major areas of research are health care ethics and the philosophy of science.

Nancy W. Dickey, MD, is president of the Texas A&M Health Science Center and Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs for The Texas A&M University System. She is founding program director of the Family Practice Residency of the Brazos Valley, professor of family and community medicine at the A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, and a past president of the American Medical Association.

Leonard M. Fleck, PhD, is a professor of philosophy and medical ethics in the College of Arts and Letters' Philosophy Department and the College of Human Medicine's Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences at Michigan State University.

Braden Hexom recently completed his third year at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee and has taken a year from medical school to serve as AMSA's Legislative Affairs Director.

Allen S. Keller, MD, is society master for the May Chinn Society for Bioethics and Human Rights, NYU School of Medicine Master Scholars Program. He is also director of the Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture and the NYU School of Medicine Center for Health and Human Rights. He is a member of the International Advisory Board of Physicians for Human Rights. Dr. Keller is an alumnus of the Soros Advocacy Fellowship, Medicine as a Profession Program, Open Society Institute.

Wang Jun Lee, MD, is publisher of The Korean Doctors' Weekly and representative of Incheon Sarang Hospital in the Seoul Metropolitan area.

Alan J. Lippman, MD, is in private practice in medical oncology in Essex County, New Jersey. He is also deputy editor of the Journal of the Medical Society of New Jersey.

Peter Lurie, MD, MPH, is deputy director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group, a Ralph Nader-founded advocacy group in Washington, DC. He has held faculty positions at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and the University of Michigan.

Mark McClellan, MD, PhD, is the FDA Commissioner. Previous to this appointment, he was an associate professor of economics at Stanford University, an associate professor of medicine at Stanford Medical School, a practicing internist, and the director of the Program on Health Outcomes Research at Stanford University.

Norman S. Miller, MD, is a professor in the Department of Psychiatry and the director of Addiction Medicine at Michigan State University. He is also an attending physician for addiction services at St Lawrence/Sparrow Health Care System.

Antonia C. Novello, MD, MPH, DrPH, currently serves as the 13th New York State Health Commissioner. Prior to being appointed to this post, Dr. Novello served as the 14th Surgeon General of the US Public Health Service.

Oren M. Tepper, MD, is currently doing surgery residency training in the NYU Medical Center Department of Surgery and Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Tom Tomlinson, PhD, is a professor of philosophy and the director of the Michigan State University Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences.

Sidney M. Wolfe, MD, has been the director of Public Citizen's Health Research Group since 1971. Since 1995 he has been an adjunct professor of internal medicine at the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is a member of the Society of General Internal Medicine.

Matthew Wynia, MD, MPH, an internist, is a clinical associate professor of medicine at the University of Chicago and the director of The Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association.

Amy Young is a third-year law student at DePaul University College of Law. She also works in the Health Care Practice Group at Vedder, Price, Kaufman & Kammholz, PC.

Issue Editor

Jeffrey T. Kullgren, MPH, a second-year student at the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, is from Midland, Michigan. He received a BS in sociology from MSU and an MPH in health management and policy from the University of Michigan School of Public Health.


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