AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

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AMA Journal of Ethics®

Illuminating the art of medicine

Virtual Mentor. October 2008, Volume 10, Number 10: 685-687.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethics and Neonatal Intensive Care

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Laura Vricella, MD, is a third-year resident in obstetrics and gynecology at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation and MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Prior to her medical training she completed a Fulbright Scholarship studying women’s health care in Senegal. Her research interests include ethical and international issues in women’s reproductive health.

Contributors

Brian S. Carter, MD, is a professor of pediatrics (neonatology) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and sees patients at the Monroe Carell, Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt in Nashville, Tennessee. He serves on the VUMC Ethics Committee and has long been involved in bioethics and palliative care education.

Patrick Catalano, MD, is a professorof reproductive biology at Case Western Reserve University and chair of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at MetroHealth Medical Center, both in Cleveland, Ohio.

Frank A. Chervenak, MD, is the Given Foundation Professor and chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Weill Medical College of Cornell University in New York.

Eric C. Eichenwald, MD, is associate professor of pediatrics at Baylor College of Medicine and medical director of the Newborn Center at Texas Children’s Hospital, both in Houston.

Annie Janvier, BSc, MD, PhD, is an assistant professor of pediatrics at McGill University in Montreal. She has a doctorate in bioethics and is a clinical ethicist. Her main interests are decision making for neonates and other incompetent patients, end-of-life issues, and decision making in the face of uncertainty.

Patrick M. Jones, MD, MA, is a clinical fellow in neonatology at Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He has a medical degree from Baylor College of Medicine and a master’s degree in bioethics from the University of Virginia. His research interests include end-of-life decision making and the provision of health care to children with life-threatening or life-limiting disease.

Steven R. Leuthner, MD, MA, is an associate professor of pediatrics and bioethics at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He practices neonatology at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin and Waukesha Memorial Hospital and is the medical director of the NICU at Waukesha.

J.M. Lorenz, MD, is a professor of clinical pediatrics at the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University in New York, director of clinical research and epidemiology in the Division of Neonatology, attending neonatologist at Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital of New York-Presbyterian, a faculty associate in the Center for Bioethics at Columbia University, and member the Columbia University Medical Center and the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital ethics committees.

Judette Louis, MD, MPH, is a perinatologist at MetroHealth Medical Center in Cleveland, Ohio. Her clinical interests are medical complications in pregnancy and its fetal effects. Her current research focuses on obstructive sleep apnea in pregnancy.

Anne Drapkin Lyerly, MD, MA, is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and core faculty in the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. Her research focuses on ethical issues in women’s health and reproductive medicine. She co-founded, with Margaret Little, the Obstetrics and Gynecology Risk Research Group, a multidisciplinary group of scholars who examine the assessment, management, and communication of risk in the setting of pregnancy. Lyerly is the current chair of the ethics committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists.

Laurence B. McCullough, PhD, is the Dalton Tomlin Chair in Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Baylor College of Medicine Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy in Houston.

Jonathan Muraskas, MD, is the director of the Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Fellowship and chairman of the committee on admissions to the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. His interests are extremely low-birth-weight infants; multiple births; conjoined twins; and medical, legal, and ethical issues in medicine.

Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD, is an associate professor and graduate program director at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He is a co-editor (with Myles N. Sheehan) of Healing as Vocation: A Medical Professionalism Primer (Rowman and Littlefield).

Tara M. Randis, MD, is an assistant professor in the Division of Reproductive Genetics, Department of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive.

Jonathan Rohde is a second-year student at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he is a health law fellow, staff writer for the DePaul Journal of Health Care Law, and a member of the student board of directors for the Health Law Institute. He hopes to work in health care contracts or health policy after completing his JD.

Katherine Singh, MD, is a first-year fellow in maternal-fetal medicine at MetroHealth Medical Center/Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

Ferdinand D. Yates Jr., MD, MA, is the senior partner for Genesee-Transit Pediatrics in Buffalo, New York. He is also an associate professor of clinical pediatrics at the State University of New York at Buffalo, and an adjunct professor of bioethics at Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois.