About Us

Our Directors

Mark Siegler, MD, MACP

Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery

Executive Director , Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence

Director , MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics


Mark Siegler is the Lindy Bergman Distinguished Service Professor of Medicine and Surgery at the University of Chicago and Founding Director of the University of Chicago’s MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. In 2011, Dr. Siegler was appointed the Executive Director of The Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence, a new institute that aims to improve patient care and patient outcomes. Dr. Siegler has practiced and taught internal medicine for more than forty-five years. He has published more than 200 journal articles, 50 book chapters and five books. His textbook, co-authored with Al Jonsen and William Winslade, Clinical Ethics: A Practical Approach to Ethical Decisions in Clinical Medicine, 8th Edition (2015), is widely used by physicians and health professionals around the world.

msiegler@medicine.bsd.uchicago.edu


Peter Angelos, MD, PhD

Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery

Chief , Endocrine Surgery

Associate Director , MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics


Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and the Chief of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Chicago. He is an Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and has written widely on ethical issues in surgical practice and how to best teach medical ethics to surgical residents. An accomplished surgeon, Dr. Angelos has published many journal articles and book chapters on his research into improving outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive endocrine surgery, and best practices for thyroid cancer treatment.


Marshall Chin, MD, MPH

Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine

Associate Chief and Director of Research , Section of General Internal Medicine

Associate Director , MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Director , Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research

Director , Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change


Dr. Chin is the Richard Parrillo Family Professor of Healthcare Ethics in the Department of Medicine at the University of Chicago. He is a general internist and health services researcher with extensive experience improving the care of vulnerable patients with chronic disease. Dr. Chin is Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) Finding Answers: Disparities Research for Change National Program Office and Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research at the University of Chicago. He is leading the evaluation of a Commonwealth Fund project that is implementing the patient-centered medical home in 65 safety net clinics across five states. He is also improving diabetes care and outcomes on the South Side of Chicago through health care system and community interventions supported by grants from NIDDK and the Merck Foundation. Dr. Chin serves on AcademyHealth’s Board of Directors, the CDC Community Preventive Services Task Force, and the editorial board of Health Services Research. He has chaired PCORI’s Addressing Health Disparities Review Panel and won mentoring awards from the Society of General Internal Medicine and University of Chicago. Dr. Chin is a graduate of the University of California at San Francisco School of Medicine and completed residency and fellowship training in general internal medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School.


Monica Peek, MD, MPH

Associate Professor of Medicine , University of Chicago

Associate Director , Chicago Center for Diabetes Translational Research

Associate Director (Director of Research) , MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics


Monica Peek, MD, is an Assistant Professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Chicago where she provides clinical care, teaches and does health services research in the area of health disparities. She received her medical degree and master’s degree in public health from the Johns Hopkins University, and completed her residency training at Stanford University Hospital. She then worked for the National Health Service Corps for two years at a community health center for the medically underserved in Ohio before relocating to Chicago.  Dr. Peek is an inaugural faculty fellow of the Bucksbaum Institute for Clinical Excellence at the University of Chicago, where she studies shared decision-making among racial/ethnic minorities, and the Associate Director of the Chicago Center for Diabetes Translation Research.  Dr. Peek is currently the Principal Investigator of grants from the Merck Company Foundation and NIH/NIDDK to improve diabetes care and outcomes among residents on the South Side of Chicago, a predominantly African-American working class community with significant racial/ethnic disparities in diabetes health outcomes.


Lainie Ross

Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics

Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and The College

Associate Director , MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Co-Director , Institute for Translational Medicine


Lainie Ross is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics, the Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and of The College, an Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and the Co-Director of the Institute for Translational Medicine. Dr. Lainie Ross is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences, where she addresses ethical controversies in medical practice and research. She has written more than 100 research articles on ethical and policy issues in organ transplantation, genetic testing, pediatrics, and human subjects protections. Currently, Dr. Ross serves on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Executive Committee.