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Visiting Fellow in Genetics (EXT)

Jeantine Lunshof is a philosopher and bioethicist and is Assistant Professor at the Department of Genetics, University Medical Center Groningen, The Netherlands. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy with a minor in Tibetan Language & Culture at Hamburg University (Germany) and graduated in Philosophy with a minor in Health Law at the University of Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD degree at VU University with a thesis concerning the impact that developments in genomic sciences have on practical ethics and normative theory.

Holly Fernandez Lynch
Executive Director, Petrie-Flom Center

Holly Fernandez Lynch is Executive Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School.  She is responsible for oversight of the Center’s sponsored research, event programming, fellowships, and a range of other projects and collaborations.  Alongside I.

Fellow in Bioethics

Angela Marsiglio, MBBS, BMedSci, MBioethics, FANZCA, is an attending anesthesiologist at Boston Children's Hospital. She completed a master of bioethics at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and recently completed a pediatric anesthesia fellowship at Boston Children’s. Angela’s main interest is the health and well-being of medical trainees. She is currently conducting a systematic review in this area.

Fellow in Bioethics

John Mayer, MD, received his MD from Yale Medical School, and trained in general and cardiothoracic surgery at the University of Minnesota. He is a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and the first Tommy Kaplan Chair in Cardiovascular Studies at Boston Children’s Hospital. He is interested health policy and has served as a Society of Thoracic Surgeons (STS) representative to the AMA Relative Value Update Committee and the STS Health Policy Workforce.

Guy Maytal, M.D.
Instructor in Psychiatry

Guy Maytal, MD is the Associate Director of Ambulatory Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH), Director of the MGH Psychiatry Urgent Care and Primary Care Psychiatry Clinics, and Psychiatric Liaison to the Palliative Care Team at MGH. He is a senior member of the MGH Optimum Care Committee (Ethics Committee). He is also an Instructor at Harvard Medical School.

Barbara Bierer
Research Fellow in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Mary McDonough, JD, PHD a former Legal Services health care attorney and state legislator, has a law degree; a MA in Catholic theology, with a specialization in moral theology; and, a PhD in ethics and social theory with a specialization in bioethics. She has taught ethics and has been a visiting scholar at The Hastings Center. She writes extensively on health care policy focusing on issues of social justice and is the author of “Can a Health Care Market Be Moral?

Barbara Bierer

WENDY MCHUGH, RN, MS is a Clinical Nurse Ethicist at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where she provides ethics consultations to patients and staff members, facilitates monthly Ethics Rounds on 18 units, co-coordinates a monthly Ethics Case Conference and Ethics Liaison Group, helps to plan an annual nursing workshop on ethics, and is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee. She has given a variety of lectures on clinical ethics at BIDMC and other medical centers and is a member of the Harvard Ethics Leadership Group.

Fellow in Bioethics

Deirdre McHugh Butts, MS CCC-SLP CBIS is a Speech Language Pathologist at  Spaulding North End. She received a BA in business administration and a Masters in Communication Science and Disorders from Emerson College. She is interested in  patients’ quality of life/end of life decisions and how these decisions may conflict with the family’s (or surrogate’s) wishes. Deirdre is an advanced clinician and a Certified Brain Injury Specialist.

Paul McLean

Paul McLean a former newspaper journalist in Los Angeles and Boston, is vice president of the nonprofit Community Voices in Medical Ethics and blogger and social network coordinator for the affiliate Community Ethics Committee (CEC). Through the Harvard Ethics Leadership, the CEC's research and reports inform specific policies and practices within the Harvard teaching hospitals with a unique perspective reflective of the diverse communities they serve.

Christine Mitchel, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Executive Director

Christine Mitchell RN, MS, MTS, FAAN is executive director of the Center for Bioethics. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees in science from Boston University School of Nursing and a master’s degree from Harvard where she majored in philosophical and religious ethics as a Kennedy Fellow in Medical Ethics through the Interfaculty Program at Harvard Medical School, Harvard Divinity School and Harvard School of Public Health. She is also an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Nurses.