AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. January 2007, Volume 9, Number 1: 78-80.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethics of Cancer Care and Research.

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, is professor of surgery, chief of endocrine surgery and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, all at the University of Chicago.

Howard Brody, MD, PhD, is the John P. McGovern Centennial Professor of Family Medicine and director of the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Wylie Burke, MD, PhD, is professor and chair of the Department of Medical History and Ethics at the University of Washington in Seattle. She is also the principal investigator for the Center for Genomics and Healthcare Equality, a National Institutes of Health-funded Center of Excellence in Ethical, Legal and Social Implications (ELSI) research.

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, is the Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. His most recent book is "Smart Mice, Not So Smart People: An Interesting and Amusing Guide to Bioethics."

Bruce A. Chabner, MD, is clinical director for the Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center and a professor of medicine at Harvard Medical School. His main fields of research focus on the biochemistry and pharmacology of folate antagonists, experimental therapeutics and clinical trial design. He serves as the associate director of clinical science at Dana Farber/Harvard Cancer Center and has held additional appointments, including the position of director of the Division of Cancer Treatment at the National Cancer Institute from 1982 to 1995.

Brian Ciccotelli is participating in an internship as the manager of a retail store in Aruba. Prior to that he was studying business management at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah. He has traveled extensively in Europe, Southeast Asia and the United States. His future plans include becoming a professional photographer and authoring travel books.

Alan C. Geller, MPH, RN, is a research associate professor at Boston University School of Medicine and Public Health and national principal investigator for the National Cancer Institute-funded PACE study (1R25-CA91958-05).

Victor R. Grann, MD, MPH, is a clinical professor of medicine and epidemiology and professor of health policy and management at the College of Physicians and Surgeons and Mailman School of Public Health, both at Columbia University in New York City. His special research interest is studying the effects of socioeconomic status, class and race on survival after treatment for cancer. He is deeply committed to alleviating racial disparities in cancer outcomes.

Amy L. Jonson, MD, is a gynecologic oncologist at Washington Hospital Center and Georgetown University Hospital/Lombardi Cancer Center in Washington. Dr. Jonson's major research interests include cancers of the cervix, vulva and vagina. She also conducts research into cancer survivorship and quality of life.

Eric D. Kodish, MD, is the F.J. O'Neill Professor and chairman of the Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic and professor of pediatrics at the Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland.His areas of expertise include childhood cancer and blood diseases, pediatric ethics, end-of-life issues, and research ethics.

Anne-Marie Laberge, MD, MPH, is a fellow of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada in medical genetics and is currently working toward a doctorate in public health genetics at the University of Washington in Seattle.

E. Bernadette McKinney, JD, is a doctoral student in the Institute for the Medical Humanities at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston.

Timothy M. Pawlik, MD, MPH, is a surgical oncologist and assistant professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine in Baltimore. Dr. Pawlik's clinical interests are in hepatic and pancreatobiliary diseases. Dr. Pawlik also completed a fellowship in medical ethics at the Harvard School of Public Health.

Catherine A. Powers, EdD, LSW, is a research associate and instructor of socio-medical sciences and public health at Boston University School of Medicine and national project director for the National Cancer Institute-funded PACE study.

Thomas G. Roberts Jr., MD, MSocSci, is a portfolio manager and senior health care analyst at Noonday Asset Management L.P. in Charlotte, N.C. Dr. Roberts also holds appointments at the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Technology Assessment and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Program on the Pharmaceutical Industry. His research interests include optimizing the process of cancer drug development, government approval and reimbursement policy, and pharmacoeconomic modeling.

Martin L. Smith, STD, is the director of clinical ethics in the Department of Bioethics at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio. His published writings include titles and topics on euthanasia, the medical futility debate, forgoing artificial nutrition and hydration, blood transfusions and Jehovah's Witness patients, institutional ethics committees, informed consent, medical mistakes, pastoral care, and bioethics.

Kenneth K. Tanabe, MD, is a surgical oncologist and chief of surgical oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and deputy clinical director of the MGH Cancer Center. His clinical interests are in liver and melanoma surgery.

Kenneth K. Tanabe, MD, is a surgical oncologist and chief of surgical oncology at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in Boston. He is an associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and deputy clinical director of the MGH Cancer Center. His clinical interests are in liver and melanoma surgery.

Staff contributors

Lee Black, LLM, is a policy analyst for the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs at the American Medical Association in Chicago. Prior To joining the AMA, he was a staff attorney with the Legislative Reference Bureau in Springfield, where he drafted legislation for the Illinois General Assembly.

Allison Grady is a senior research assistant and assistant editor of Virtual Mentor at the American Medical Association in Chicago.

Theme issue editor

Timothy Sullivan is a second-year medical student at the Georgetown University School of Medicine in Washington. After graduating from the University of Rochester in 2003 with a B.A. in psychology, Tim spent two years doing breast cancer research in the radiation oncology department at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. Following his first year of medical school, he completed a summer fellowship in lung cancer research at the Johns Hopkins Cancer Center in Baltimore. In addition to medical ethics, Tim's interests include global health and disparities in health care.


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