Our Alumni: 2010-2011

Linda Patrick-Miller, PhD is the Director of the Division of Behavioral Sciences and Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University.

Nathan Allen, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy and the Section of Emergency Medicine, Department of Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine where he teaches ethics at the undergraduate and graduate medical education levels, conducts clinical ethics consultations with the Houston Methodist Hospital System and Ben Taub Hosptial.  His research interests include clinical ethics consultation, informed consent, education in ethics and professionalism, and ethical issues in emergency medicine. 

David Brush, MD is a physician in the Permanente Medical Group specializing in critical care medicine and pulmonary diseases. He was a pulmonary and critical care fellow at the University of Chicago. His two-year fellowship program leads to a Master’s degree in Public Policy.

Dr Miguel Ruiz-Canela, BPharm, PhD, MPH, is Associate Professor at the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, University of Navarra, Spain. He received his Master in Public Health from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine of the University of London. In 2006 he was visiting Professor at St. Vincent’s Hospital-Manhattan and the New York Medical College.  Dr. Ruiz-Canela has combined his research on Epidemiology and Bioethics. His main areas of research interest on bioethics are the ethical aspects in biomedical research and the ethics of public health. He has published several papers on bioethics in journals such as Journal of Medical Ethics or BMC Med Ethics.

Roger D. Cole, MD MA FACS, is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Surgery at Wake Forest University School of Medicine.  He is also a staff otolaryngologist at W.G. (Bill) Hefner VAMC in North Carolina.

Amanda Ellis-Pelletier, DO, is Assistant Professor in Pediatric Critical Care Medicine at Rush University.

Jessica Fry, MD, is a Pediatrician and Neonatal Hospitalist.

Yakov Gertsberg, MD, Psychiatry. 

Lawrence J. Gottlieb, MD, FACS is a Professor of Surgery in the Section of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Director of the Burn & Complex Wound Center and the Director of the Reconstructive Microsurgery Fellowship at the University of Chicago. He is also on the faculty of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

Khaled Hamzeh, MD practices as a general surgeon in Omak, WA.

Kelly Michelson, MD, MPH is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Buehler Center on Aging, Health & Society, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, and Attending Physician at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in the division of pediatric critical care medicine. Her research focuses on decision making and communication in the pediatric intensive care unit and for patients with critical and life-limiting illnesses.

Ryan Nash, MD, MA is the Director of the Center of Bioethics at Ohio State. He serves on the editorial boards of The Journal of Medicine and Philosophy and Christian Bioethics.

Dr. Angira Patel is a pediatric cardiologist at the Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.  She is an Assistant Professor at Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine and holds a join appointment in Medical Humanities and Bioethics.  In addition to her medical school training, she completed an AB in Philosophy at the University of Chicago and has a Master’s in Public Health.   Patel’s research interests lie at the intersection of pediatric cardiology, epidemiology, and clinical ethics.   Specifically, she is interested in the effects of multiple concomitant diagnoses (including genetic diagnosis) in neonates and its impact out outcomes of congenital heart surgery.  Her clinical work in Pediatric Cardiology is focused in imaging and fetal echocardiograms.  She currently participates in medical student teaching in courses on ethics and professionalism at Northwestern University.  

Melissa J Ruiz, MD is currently a chief pediatric resident at University of Illinois at Chicago. She plans to pursue a career in academic pediatrics with a focus in community health and advocacy.

Sarah-Anne Schumann, MD is the Assistant Dean for Community Medicine, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, and George Kaiser Chair in Community Medicine at OU-Tulsa. She is also the Associate Chief Medical Officer for Education and Community Programs at Morton Comprehensive Health Services in North Tulsa.

Cameron Swinton, MD, is a neonatologist in the Salt Lake City, UT area. He received his medical degree from the Ohio State University College of Medicine and completed his residency and fellowship at Children's Mercy Hospital, in addition to completing the MacLean Center Ethics Fellowship. Dr. Swinton is affiliated with Western Newborn Specialists and serves as the Chair of the combined Pediatrics and OB/GYN Department at Lone Peak Hospital.