Our Alumni: pre-1989

Gregory P. Gramelspacher, MD, is Professor of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine and Director of the Palliative Care Program at Eskenazi Health in Indianapolis.  He is also an Affiliated Scientist at the Regenstrief Institute for Health Care and the Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship at IUSM. He is a regular Visiting Professor at Moi University School of Medicine in Eldoret, Kenya where he is working to expand the Palliative Care Program at Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital and the AMPATH Oncology Institute.

Joel Howell, MD, PhD, is a Professor at the University of Michigan in the departments of Internal Medicine (Medical School), Health Management and Policy (School of Public Health), and History (College of Literature, Science, and the Arts), as well as the Victor C. Vaughan Professor of the History of Medicine.

Jay Jacobson, MD, MACP is Professor Emeritus at the University of Utah School of Medicine. He led the statewide Partnership to Improve End of Life Care in Utah. He coauthored Ethics and Infectious Disease: Patient as Victim and Vector. He currently does Infectious Disease and Ethics consultation for Intermountain Healthcare.

Douglas Kinsella, MD was Professor of Medicine and Director of Medical Bioethics at the University of Calgary.

John La Puma MD sees patients by referral in Santa Barbara, CA. The first clinical medical ethics fellow, he is a New York Times best-selling author twice and hosts PBS' new national series ChefMD Shorts. His most recent book is (Men Don't Diet Men) REFUEL (Crown/Harmony, 2014). 

John Lantos is Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Missouri, Kansas City and Director of the Children's Mercy Hospital Bioethics Center.  He has been President of both the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.Dr. Lantos is the Associate Editor of Pediatrics. At Children's Mercy, he has been developing a new NIH-funded program in Pediatric Ethics and Genomics.

Dr. Roberts serves as Chairman and Katharine Dexter McCormick and Stanley McCormick Memorial Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine. She previously served as the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and she founded the Institute of Ethics at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Roberts has performed numerous empirical studies of contemporary ethics issues in medicine and health policy and is a nationally recognized scholar and leader in ethics, psychiatry, medicine, and medical education.

Miguel Sanchez-Gonzalez, MD, PhD, is affiliated with the Complutense University of Madrid in Spain, where he was a professor of the history of science and a specialist in internal medicine and endocrinology. He has authored several articles about bioethics and clinical ethics.

David Schiedermayer is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, and he is also involved in MCW’s Medical Humanities Program. His interests include hospice and palliative medicine. He has authored and co-authored several publications.

Gary Shapiro, MD, is the Director of Oncology at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and an Affiliate Faculty member at the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Mark Sheldon, Assistant Dean in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences and Distinguished Senior Lecturer in Philosophy and the Medical Humanities and Bioethics Program at Northwestern University, received his PhD from Brandeis University and was a Sachar Fellow at Oxford University. He served as a senior policy analyst at the American Medical Association and was a member of the Task Force on Genetics for the Illinois Humanities Council. Sheldon served as guest editor of two journals - Theoretical Ethics and Bioethics and The Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. He served a three-year term as a member of the Committee on Philosophy and Medicine of the American Philosophical Association, and for a number of years was co-editor of the APA Newsletter on Philosophy and Medicine. He also serves as ethicist at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.

Kenneth Simpson is a former clinical ethicist at UIC Medical Center, and he founded the Clinical Ethics Program and Ethics Committee at Illinois Masonic Medical Center in Chicago.

Peter A. Singer, MD, MPH, is Chief Executive Officer of Grand Challenges Canada. He is also the Director of the Sandra Rotman Centre at University Health Network, Professor of Medicine at University of Toronto, and the Foreign Secretary of the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. Dr. Singer chaired the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences’ assessment on Canada’s Strategic Role in Global Health. He has advised the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the UN Secretary General’s office, the Government of Canada, Pepsico, BioVeda China Venture Capital Fund, and several African Governments on global health.

Susan Tolle, MD, is the Cornelia Hayes Stevens Chair and Director of the Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU).  She is also a Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at OHSU with joint appointments in the Schools of Nursing and Dentistry.  She completed her fellowship at the MacLean Center in 1988-89.

Robert Walker, MD, is the Director of the Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities and an Associate Professor in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of South Florida College Of Medicine.

Abigail Zuger, MD, is Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and Senior Attending Physician at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Hospital Center. She is a board-certified internist and infectious disease specialist with particular interest and expertise in HIV infection. Dr. Zuger writes frequently on medical topics for the New York Times and other national publications.