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 2014, Volume 16, Number 1: 86-88.

Contributors

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About the Contributors

Theme issue: Ethics and Technology for Assisting Reproduction

Theme Issue Editor

Katie Falloon is a second-year medical student at Duke University School of Medicine in Durham, North Carolina. She graduated magna cum laude from Yale University with a degree in English.

Contributors

Naomi Cahn, JD, is the Harold H. Greene Professor of Law at George Washington University in Washington, DC, and the co-author of Finding Our Families: A First-of-its-Kind Book for Donor-Conceived People and their Families (2013).

Natalie A. Clark, MD, is a third-year obstetrics and gynecology resident at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor who is applying to fellowships in reproductive endocrinology and infertility.

Jennifer Collins, JD, is the vice provost at Wake Forest University and a professor at Wake Forest Law School in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. She is the co-author of Privilege or Punish: Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties (2009).

Judith Daar, JD, is a professor of law at Whittier Law School and a clinical professor of medicine in the School of Medicine at the University of California, Irvine. She is a member of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine Ethics Committee and past president of the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics. Her casebook, Reproductive Technologies and the Law, has been used in classrooms across the country.

Alan H. DeCherney, MD, is head of the Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. His medical degree is from Temple University School of Medicine, his internship in medicine was at the University of Pittsburgh, and his residency in obstetrics and gynecology, at the University of Pennsylvania. His interests include both basic and clinical endocrinology in the areas of endometriosis, infertility and assisted reproductive techniques, leiomyoma, polycystic ovarian syndrome, ectopic pregnancy, implantation and oocyte physiology, and health policy in reproduction.

Siobhan M. Dolan, MD, MPH, is a professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and an attending physician in the Division of Reproductive Genetics at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. Dr. Dolan maintains her clinical practice serving women and families in the Bronx. Her research interests focus on the integration of genetics into maternal-child health, specifically looking at ways to apply advances in genetics and genomics to prevent birth defects and preterm birth.

Senait Fisseha, MD, JD, is an associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and chief of the Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor.

Leslie P. Francis, PhD, JD, is Distinguished Alfred C. Emery Professor of Law and Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City. She is a member of the ethics committee of the American Society of Reproductive Medicine and is editing the Handbook on Reproductive Ethics for Oxford University Press.

Emily S. Jungheim, MD, MSCI, is a scholar in the Women’s Reproductive Health Research program and an assistant professor of reproductive endocrinology and infertility at the Washington University School of Medicine in Saint Louis. Dr. Jungheim completed her residency training in obstetrics and gynecology at Duke University, followed by a fellowship in reproductive endocrinology and infertility at Washington University in Saint Louis, where she also completed a master’s of science in clinical investigation. Her research focuses on lifestyle and reproductive health.

Susan Klugman, MD, is an associate professor of clinical obstetrics and gynecology and women’s health at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine and director of the Division of Reproductive Genetics at Montefiore Medical Center in New York City. At Yeshiva University, she is director of the fellowship for medical genetics and the medical director for the Program of Jewish Genetic Health. She started the Larchmont Women’s Center and was its medical director before her genetics fellowship. She is board certified in both clinical genetics and obstetrics and gynecology.

Kimberly D. Krawiec, JD, is the Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law and a senior fellow at the Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina.

Saima Rafique, MBBS, DGO, is a clinical researcher at the Program in Reproductive and Adult Endocrinology at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. She completed her medical study and residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College in Aligarh, India. Her research interests include women’s health, infertility (including primary ovarian insufficiency) and assisted reproductive techniques, and community-based participatory research.

Philip M. Rosoff, MD, MA, is a professor of pediatrics (oncology) and medicine at the Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina. He is also chair of the center’s ethics committee and a member of the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine. His research interests and scholarly work are in the area of medical resource allocation, especially rationing. His book Rationing Is Not a Four-Letter Word: Setting Limits on Healthcare will be published in spring 2014 by MIT Press.

Clinton Wang is a junior majoring in biomedical engineering at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut. He is interested in many areas of health policy and medical ethics. In summer 2013, Clinton was an Ethics Group intern at the American Medical Association, where he conducted research on health promotion.