Our Alumni: 1991-1992

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, the Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery and the Chief of Endocrine Surgery at the University of Chicago. In April 2022, Dr. Angelos became the Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and he 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.

Iskander Enikeev, MD, PhD, is a psychiatrist affiliated with the Stress Relief Center of New York City and New York Psychiatric Associates. He attended medical school at Kazan State Medical University in Kazan, Tatarstan, Russia and completed his residency in psychiatry at St. Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center in New York City. 

Ellen Fox, MD, is Chief Officer at the Veterans Health Administration’s National Center for Ethics in Health Care. Her areas of special expertise include ethics consultation, ethics education, ethics evaluation, organizational ethics, and ethical issues in end-of-life care.

Leigh Genesen, RN, is a nurse and clinical ethicist at the University of New Mexico's Lovelace Hospital. She formerly worked at Loyola University Medical Center in Maywood, IL. She has published on the topic of religiously-based requests for "inappropriate" medical treatment. 

Brian Hertz, MD, is an internist affiliated with Kaiser Permanente Medical Group. He has worked as a family physician for over 25 years, both in the United States and abroad. He has served on the teaching faculty at Harvard Medical School and has worked internationally with organizations including Doctors Without Borders. He has participated in the Kaiser Permanente’s Tsunami support project in Sri Lanka, the Hurricane Katrina relief project in Houston, and the Haiti Earthquake project.

Jerry Menikoff, MD, JD, is the Director of the Office for Human Research Protections (OHRP), an office in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that is charged with protecting research subjects.  He is also Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. Prior to working for the federal government, he was Associate Professor of Law, Ethics & Medicine at the University of Kansas.

Ubel is the Madge and Dennis T. McLawhorn University Professor of Business, Public Policy and Medicine at Duke University.  His research explores controversial issues about the role of values and preferences in health care decision making, from decisions at the bedside to policy decisions. He uses the tools of decision psychology and behavioral economics to explore topics like informed consent, shared decision making and health care cost containment.