About Us

Our Directors

Mark Siegler

Mark Siegler, MD

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, 7th Edition (2010), has been translated into eight languages and 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.


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.


Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD

Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics

Professor of Medicine and the Divinity School

Associate Director , MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Director , Program on Medicine and Religion


Dr. Sulmasy is the Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics in the Department of Medicine and Divinity School at the University of Chicago, where he serves as Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion. He has previously held faculty positions at New York Medical College and at Georgetown University. He received his A.B. and M.D. degrees from Cornell University, com¬pleted his residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, and holds a Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University. He has served on numerous governmental advisory committees, and was appointed to the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues by President Obama in 2010. His research interests encompass both theoretical and empirical investigations of the ethics of end-of-life decision-making, ethics education, and spirituality in medicine. He is the author or editor of six books—The Healer’s Calling (1997), Methods in Medical Ethics (1st ed., 2001; 2nd ed., 2010), The Rebirth of the Clinic (2006), A Balm for Gilead (2006), Safe Passage: A Global Spiritual Sourcebook for Care at the End of Life (2014), and Francis the Leper: Faith, Medicine, Theology, and Science (in press, 2014). He also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.