Office of General Counsel, Partners HealthCare System
Joshua L. Abrams is a patient care, labor, employment, and litigation attorney in the Office of General Counsel at Partners HealthCare System, Inc. In this position, Mr. Abrams represents Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Newton Wellesley Hospital, North Shore Medical Center, and all other Partners health-care entities in proceedings before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, Federal District Court, and all Massachusetts courts, as well as in arbitrations.
Ghiath Alahmad, M.D., Ph.D. is a lecturer of bioethics at King Abdullah International Medical Research Center (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia). He received his MD from Damascus University (Syria), and graduated with an advance Master of Bioethics (Erasmus Mundus: KU Leuven, RU Nijmegen, Università degli Studi di Padova). He earned his PhD from KU Leuven (Belgium). His doctoral research project was “Ethics of research biobanks: Islamic perspectives. Ghiath is interested in research ethics and in bioethics in the Middle East context.
Marcia Angell, M. D., is Senior Lecturer in the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Faculty Associate in the Center for Bioethics. She stepped down as Editor-in-Chief of the New England Journal of Medicine on June 30, 2000. A graduate of Boston University School of Medicine, she trained in both internal medicine and anatomic pathology. She joined the editorial staff of the New England Journal of Medicine in 1979, became Executive Editor in 1988, and Editor-in-Chief in 1999.
J. Wesley Boyd, MD, PhD is on faculty at the Center for Bioethics and in Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, is a staff psychiatrist at Cambridge Health Alliance (CHA), and is the co-founder and co-director of the Human Rights and Asylum Clinic at CHA. At Cambridge, he is a psychiatrist for one of the principle training and teaching teams and works closely with psychiatry residents and medical students, along with staff members and trainees in various other mental health disciplines. Dr. Boyd graduated with a BA cum laude from Yale in philosophy.
Lynne Brady Wagner, MA, CCC-SLP is a speech-language pathologist and is the Director of the Stroke Program and the Chair of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts. She earned a graduate certificate in Healthcare Ethics from Rush University Medical School and was a Disability Ethics Fellow at Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.
Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine in the Department of Social Medicine (In the Faculty of Medicine)
Allan M. Brandt is the Amalie Moses Kass Professor of the History of Medicine and Professor of the History of Science. He holds a joint appointment between the Faculty of Arts and Sciences and Harvard Medical School. Brandt served as Dean of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences from 2008 to 2012. He earned his undergraduate degree at Brandeis University and a Ph.D.
Rebecca Weintraub Brendel, MD, JD is the Director of the Master’s Program at the Center for Bioethics. She bases her clinical work in psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) where she is the Medical Director of the One Fund Center for Marathon bombing survivors and provides medical oversight for the hospital’s inpatient guardianship team.
Anthony Breu is Instructor in Medicine at the Harvard Medical School and Director of Resident Education at the VA Boston Healthcare System. Dr. Breu holds a BA in Bioethics from Brown University and an MD from the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed residency in Internal Medicine at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, followed by a year as Chief Medical Resident. Dr. Breu is a practicing Hospitalist at the VA Boston Healthcare System.