Our Alumni: 2007-2008

Andrew Aronsohn, MD, is a hepatologist and is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Chicago Medical Center. Dr. Aronsohn’s clinical interests include general hepatology in addition to evaluation and management of pre and post liver transplant patients and his research interests involve ethical issues surrounding HCV therapy.

Rev. Dr. Campagnoli completed his medical school and residency in hematology at the University of Pavia in Italy. He worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Maternal-fetal Medicine of Pennsylvania Hospital and Temple University Hospital in Philadelphia.  Following his doctorate in pediatrics, obstetrics and gynecology at the Imperial College in London, UK, he worked as a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Fetal Surgery of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA. In 2003 he entered the Society of Jesus, a religious congregation of the Catholic Church and earned  a master’s degree in health care ethics from  Loyola University in Chicago, Illinois, a bachelor’s degree in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, and a licentiate in theology at the School of Theology and Ministry of Boston College in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. Since January 2013 he has been working as assistant director of the Institute of Catholic Bioethics and professor of ethics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.

Tina Desai, MD, is Assistant Professor of Surgery and Director of Endovascular Services at the University of Chicago.  She is also a faculty member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

Caitjan Gainty, PhD is currently Lecturer in the History of Science, Technology and Medicine at King's College London. She is working on her book on the concept of efficiency in the history of 20th century American medicine and currently offers courses on the comparative US and UK histories of bioethics and clinical medicine as well as on the history of medical movie- and television-making.

Patricia Gwizdalski RN, BSN, CCRN, is a Clinical Nurse Educator in Critical Care at the University of Chicago Medicine. Her research interests include decision-making at the end of life in the ICU and interprofessional collaboration.

Javad Hekmat-Panah, MD, is Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, and Cancer Research and a faculty member of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Naomi T. Laventhal joined the University of Michigan in August 2009, after completing her residency in pediatrics, fellowships in neonatology and clinical medical ethics, and a master’s degree in public policy at the University of Chicago. In the Brandon Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital she cares for critically ill newborns, provides prenatal consultation for parents expecting to deliver premature infants and infants with congenital anomalies, and teaches neonatal-perinatal medicine and bioethics to residents and medical students. Her research is in neonatal clinical and research ethics, and her current work focuses on the prognostic value of healthcare providers’ predictions of neonatal outcomes.

Amy Lehman, MD, MBA, trained in general surgery at, and additionally received both an MD and MBA from, the University of Chicago. Dr. Lehman has been honored by Newsweek as one of “150 Women Who Shake the World,” presents regularly at leadership conferences such as GE Leading and Learning and TED, and is the founder of the Lake Tanganyika Floating Health Clinic.

Arundathi Mahendran attended medical school at University College London. She then completed surgical training at the Royal Free Hospital Medical School in London, a Masters in surgical education at Imperial College London, and an Abdominal Transplant Fellowship at Columbia University in Manhattan. She is now completing a PhD in Education at Goldsmith's College, University of London, while working as an attending in the Department of Transplant Srugery at the University of Leicester.

Norine McGrath, MD, practices emergency medicine at Saint Francis Hospital in Skokie, Illinois.

Uzochukwu Jude Njoku, PhD. 

Edward Olsen, MD, Specialized Oncologic Care and Research of the Elderly

Jateen Prema, MD FACS, is a vascular surgeon with the Kaiser Permanente group in Southern California. He is an active clinical ethics consultant and serves as the assistant co-Chair of the Bio-Ethics committee of the Kaiser Permanente West Los Angeles Medical Center.

Giuliano Testa, MD, FACS, MBA is the Surgical Director for Living Donor Transplantation at the Baylor Health Care System in Dallas, Texas. His research interest include the ethics of transplantation and surgical ethics.

James Wallace, MD, is an oncologist with speciality training in geriatrics, who practices at the Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine at the University of Chicago. He specializes in assessment of older patients seeking help in learning how to manage cancer. He serves as co-director of the Specialized Oncologic Care and Research of the Elderly (SOCARE) clinic--a program dedicated to understanding how frailty, cognitive deficits and advanced age affects cancer treatment.