Our Alumni: 1994-1995

Dr. Daugherty is a Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago and Associate Faculty Member at the MacLean Center. He serves as Chair of the University of Chicago’s Biological Sciences Division’s Institutional Review Board.  He is a past Chair of the American Society of Clinical Oncology Ethics Committee and has been named a Faculty Scholar by the Soros Foundation’s Project on Death in America. His research expertise focuses on ethical issues in cancer care and clinical research ethics. His clinical work involves the care of patients with hematologic malignancies, including those with acute and chronic leukemias as well as lymphomas and those undergoing hematopoietic stem cell transplants.

Olandim Fonseca, MD, received his medical degree from Faculdade de Ciencias Medicas de Santos in Santos, Sao Paulo, Brazil. His specializations are in public health, childhood psychotherapy, and analytical psychotherapy.

Julie Goldstein, MD, has served at Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center since 1996 as hospital ethicist, Chief of Clinical Ethics in the Department of Internal Medicine, and faculty attending physician for the internal medicine residency program. She currently is with Advocate Health Care in the section of Ethics and Advance Care Planning.

Sudarshan Hebbar, MD is a nephrologist and critical care specialist in Kansas City, MO. He received his medical degree at Tulane University School of Medicine and has been in practice for over 20 years.

Jason Karlawish, MD, is Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy and Director of the Penn Neurodegenerative Disease Ethics and Policy Program and the Penn Alzheimer's Disease Center’s Education, Recruitment and Retention Core at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Karlawish is also a Hastings Center Fellow.

Dr. Kirschner is a physiatrist, clinical medical ethicist and disability studies scholar. She is on the medical staff at Schwab Rehabilitation Hospital on Chicago’s West Side and on the faculty at the University of Illinois in the Department of Disability and Human Development, and the Department of Medical Education. She is one of the founding partners of the Community Care Alliance of Illinois. Dr. Kirschner’s clinical focus is on complex neurological disabilities, with particular interest in adult spina bifida, neuromuscular diseases and cerebral palsy. Her academic interests include medical humanities and bioethics with a focus on disability issues.

Katherine Klein, MD, is Associate Professor of Radiology in the Divison of Breast Imaging at the University of Michigan Health System. She received her medical degree at the University of Western Ontario in 1994, completed her residency at the Mayo Clinic in 1998, and completed a fellowship in radiology at William Beaumont Hospital in 1999. She has published extensively on breast imaging and radiology, including research on health outcomes and medical education.

K Michael Lipkin, MD, MPH, is currently Assistant Professor of Clinical Preventative Medicine in the Department of Preventative Medicine at NUFSM. After residency in psychiatry at the University of Chicago, Dr. Lipkin joined the facult and served as Associate Cheif of In-Patient Psychiatry. He became interested in Public Health and Preventative Medicine and enrolled in the Mastes of Public Health Program as a freestanding MPH Degree Candidate developing a research project exploring Advance Directives and End of Life Care.

Maurice Mueller, MD, was an obstetrician-gynecologist who graduated from the College of Medicine at Ohio State University, served in the Navy Medical Corps for 8 years, and completed a residency in ob/gyn at the Naval Hospital in San Diego. He delivered more than 7,000 babies in his medical career. Later in his life, he returned to college and received his PhD in medical ethics. Mueller was a volunteer professor at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Thomas More College and guest lecturer at Xavier University.

Dr. Kyle Nash is a clinical medical ethicist and thanatologist. Her specialties include end-of-life care (for both children and adults), humanism-in-medicine, professionalism-in-medicine, and spirituality and medical healing. Formerly a faculty member of the MacLean Center, she pursues an expanded career in independent teaching, consulting, public speaking, mediation, and mediation training. She is also a Unitarian Universalist minister.

Zaiga Robins, MDiv, is Hospice Chaplain at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care in Chicago, IL. 

Helen Sharp, PhD, CCC-SLP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Speech Pathology and Audiology at Western Michigan University.  She conducts outcomes research focused on patient and parent preferences related to dysphagia, cleft palate and craniofacial care. She holds an appointment as Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Preventive and Community Dentistry at the University of Iowa where she coordinates the dental ethics curriculum. She is president-elect of the American Cleft Palate-Craniofacial Association.

Tara Shewchuk is Vice President of Ethics and Compliance for Medtronic Spine.  Prior to this role, she served as Senior Director of Compliance at Abbott, Vice President of Compliance / Privacy & Security Officer for a large integrated delivery network, and in various policy roles for national medical associations.   Ms. Shewchuk is adjunct faculty at Loyola University Law School, where she developed and taught the courses “Bioethics and the Law” and “Corporate Compliance in Health Care.”  She has presented and published nationally and internationally on various ethics and policy topics.  Ms. Shewchuk received a law degree from McGill University and a Masters of Health Law from Loyola University.  She currently resides with her family in Germantown, TN.