James Sabin is Clinical Professor in the Departments of Population Medicine and Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and Director of the Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Ethics Program, a nationally recognized, highly innovative organizational ethics program. His major research interests are in the clinical and theoretical aspects of fair resource allocation, the role of consumers in overseeing health policy and practice, and the ways in which organizations can best deal with the ethical dimensions of their work.
Dr. Sadovnikoff received his MD from Brown University in 1984. He is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Critical Care Medicine and Anesthesiology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Critical Care Medicine. He joined the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Department of Anesthesiology, Perioperative and Pain Medicine in 1998 and since 2002 has served as Co-Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Units. He is the founder and Program Director of the Anesthesiology Critical Care fellowship there.
Salla Saxén, MSSc is a social psychology PhD student from the University of Eastern Finland, preparing a dissertation on the everyday ethical understandings of Finnish healthcare professionals. An important feature of her dissertation is to reflect the ethical landscape of Finnish healthcare professionals against the backdrop of the bioethical clinical consultation profession in the United States.
Assistant Professor of Global Health and Social Medicine
Dr. Sayeed completed his undergraduate degree in government at Dartmouth College in 1990, his law degree at the University of Michigan in 1993, and his medical degree at the University of Iowa in 2000. He completed his internship and residency in pediatrics at the University of California, San Francisco, and remained there for a fellowship in perinatal-neonatal medicine. From 2005 to 2006 he was a clinical instructor at UCSF in the Department of Pediatrics and an adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley School of Law.
Allison Scobie-Carroll, LICSW, MBA is the Director of Social Work at Boston Children’s Hospital where she provides clinical and administrative leadership to a team of 150 clinical social workers and 30 graduate and post graduate trainees serving in medical, psychiatric and community based settings throughout the enterprise. Prior to moving into her current role in 2012, Ms. Scobie-Carroll served as the Program Director of the Child Protection Program at Boston Children’s for nearly a decade.
Shirley Shalev, MA, PhD is affiliated with the Center for Bioethics at Harvard Medical School, while conducting her academic work at the Department of Global Health and Social Medicine. She also serves as Chair of the Curriculum Committee for the Women, Gender and Health Concentration at Harvard Chan School of Public Health. Her body of work focuses on medical technology, reproductive ethics and women’s health at the intersection of bioethics, science, and society – particularly in the fields of reproductive technology and applied genetics.
Patrick T. Smith holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in philosophy from Wayne State University in Detroit, MI. He has specific interests in the areas of moral philosophy, philosophical and theological bioethics, end-of-life medical ethics, and hospice palliative care.
Director of the Fellowship in Bioethics, Professor of Anaesthesia, Part-time
Mildred Z. Solomon, EdD is Professor of Anaesthesia (part-time) at Harvard Medical School and a core faculty member of the Center for Bioethics at HMS, where she directs the school’s Fellowship in Bioethics. Professor Solomon is also the president of The Hastings Center, an independent research institute in Garrison, NY that explores ethical issues in health, health care and the life sciences. A bioethicist and social science researcher who conducts both normative and empirical ethics research, Dr.
M. Sheleagh Somers, MSW, LICSW a clinical social worker at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Centre, is a graduate of Simmons School of Social Work and a two year post graduate program in Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Theory and Practice. She works with OB/GYN patients and with parents who have an infant admitted to the NICU. She is a member of the hospital wide Ethics Support Service, facilitates NICU Ethics Rounds and serves on a number of NICU related committees.