Payal Adhikari, MD, obtained a bachelor's in Psychology from Northwestern University in 2005 and became an analyst at Huron Consulting Group. She graduated from the Chicago Medical School in 2010 and completed her residency in Pediatrics at Rush University Medical Center. She is currently a pediatrician at Child and Adolescent Health Associates in downtown Chicago.
Deon Cox-Hayley, DO, an Associate Professor in General and Geriatric Medicine at the University of Kansas, has been involved in development of programs for frail elderly near the end of life and teaching about this care. She founded PATCH (Palliative Access Through Care at Home), a program for homebound patients with advanced medical conditions. At KU, she developed a similar program, COACH (Care of the Older Adult Continuing at Home) where Internal Medicine Residents follow frail elderly at home after hospitalization.
Dr. Nancy Boucot Cummings was former director of NIDDK's Division of Kidney, Urologic, and Hematologic Diseases (KUH). She graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. She was the NIDDK's first female division head and the first woman intern at Philadelphia's Pennsylvania Hospital. She served on the faculty of Georgetown University School of Medicine, where she was a clinical scholar in the Center for Clinical Bioethics and a fellow in the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and of Howard University College of Medicine, where she was a bioethics consultant at the Clinical Center. She wrote many articles about ethical and legal issues surrounding kidney disease treatment.
Dennis deLeon, MD, is VP for medical affairs and associate chief medical officer for King County at CHI Franciscan Health. A graduate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis, Dr. deLeon completed his residency at Loma Linda University. He previously served on the Council on Ethical Affairs for the California Medical Association.
Bruce Doblin, MD, MPH, is an internist at Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Instructor of Clinical Medicine in General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. He received his MD and MPH from Northwestern University, and completed fellowship training at UCLA in health services research.
Michael Green, MD, is a Professor of Medicine and Humanities at Penn State College of Medicine. He is Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Humanities, and Director of the Program in Bioethics. He is a founding organizer of several international conferences on Comics and Medicine, and a member of the editorial collective of a forthcoming book series on Graphic Medicine from Penn State University Press.
Eugene Grochowski, PhD, MD, FACP, received his doctor of philosophy in experimental pathology in 1973 and his doctor of medicine in 1974 from Northwestern University while under a NIH Medical Scientist’s Training Program grant. He did his internship and residency in internal medicine and his fellowship in nephrology at the Mayo Clinic from 1974 to 1979. Dr. Grochowski served on the full-time faculty at the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine from 2006-2013 during which time he taught renal physiology, Clinical Medical Ethics and Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM). He then served as a visiting faculty in ICM until he was promoted to Interim Associate Clinical Dean for the US in March 2015.
John McKenzie, MD, is a consultant ethicist at the University of Manitoba in Winnipeg, Canada and the Executive Director of the Manitoba Medical Service Foundation. Formerly, he was Professor of Medicine at the University of Manitoba.
Gary Mitchell, MD, is a Professor of Medicine Emeritus at the Indiana University School of Medicine. He is also affiliated with the American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine.
Kathryn Moseley, MD, MPH, is Assistant Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and Communicable Diseases and Clinical Bioethicist at the University of Michigan Medical School. She is also the Co-Chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee.
Kate Payne, JD, RN, is CEO of University Community Health Services, a nurse managed primary care practice that includes 4 Federally Qualified Health Centers, and 10 on site employer based clinics. She also serves as an ethics consultant to hospitals and hospices in Tennessee as well as other states. She is an Adjunct Clinical Instructor with the Vanderbilt School of Nursing in Tennessee, and an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Center for Biomedical Ethics, Education & Research at Albany Medical College in New York. Her research interests include moral distress and compassion fatigue as well as access to medications for the underserved.
Camille M. Renella is a veteran clinician (RN) and recent Associate Faculty Member of The MacLean Center. Camille served as Chief Ethicist in Patient Services at The University of Chicago Hospitals and The University of Chicago Children’s Hospital, now Comer Children’s Hospital, for ten years. She currently integrates her background in medicine, law and clinical medical ethics as President of her National Consulting Firm, C.M. RENELLA & ASSOCIATES, LLC ( www.cmrenella.com ).
Rodney Sorensen, DO, earned his medical degree from Des Moines University-College of Osteopathic Medicine & Health Sciences, Iowa. He completed his internship at the Des Moines General Hospital, and his residency in neurology at the Medical College of Wisconsin Affiliated Hospitals, Milwaukee. He completed a fellowship in electromyography at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation. Dr. Sorensen is affiliated with the Marshfield Clinic, which he joined in 1985.
Allan Tachauer is an Associate Program Director for the Internal Medicine residency program at Weiss Memorial Hospital in Chicago. He also serves as the chairman of the hospital Ethics Committee. As a Clinical Assistant Professor at the University of Illinois in Chicago he teaches second and third year medical students.
Robert M. Taylor, MD, is an Associate Professor of Neurology and Internal Medicine at The Ohio State University (OSU) College of Medicine. He was the founding Medical Director of the for Center for Palliative Care at the OSU Wexner Medical Center and is currently co-chair of the OSUWMC Ethics Committee as well as Chief of Staff of the OSU James Cancer Hospital.