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Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Christy L. Cummings, MD, is an Assistant Professor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an attending neonatologist in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center.  As an Ethics Associate, she is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is Director of Medical Ethics & Humanities for the Division of Newborn Medicine. Dr.

Norman Daniels, PhD
Mary B. Saltonstall Professor of Population Ethics and Professor of Ethics and Population Health

Norman Daniels is Mary B. Saltonstall Professor and Professor of Ethics and Population Health at Harvard School of Public Health. Formerly Goldthwaite Professor, Chair of the Tufts Philosophy Department, and Professor of Medical Ethics at Tufts Medical School, where he taught from 1969 until 2002, he has degrees from Wesleyan (B.A. Summa, 1964), Balliol College, Oxford (B.A., First Honors, 1966), and Harvard (Ph.D., Plympton Dissertation Prize, 1971).

Daniel Daunis
Fellow in Bioethics

Daniel Daunis Jr., MD, is a psychiatry resident at Massachusetts General Hospital. He received both his BA, with a concentration in microbiology, and his MD from Louisiana State University. He is interested in bioethical problems and challenges faced by patients and physicians in the general hospital setting.

Fellowship year: 2017-2018

Adam DeTora, MD

Dr. Adam W. DeTora graduated summa cum laude from Cornell University in 2005 with a BS in Biology and a concentration in microbiology. He received his MD from the University of Massachusetts Medical School where he also completed a residency in pediatrics. He recently completed his subspecialty training in 2015 at the Harvard Neonatal-Perinatal Fellowship Program where he studied the effects of fluconazole prophylaxis on infectious outcomes in the Brigham & Women’s NICU. Dr. DeTora was recruited as an attending neonatologist at Massachusetts General Hospital.

David A. Diamond, MD
Alan B. Retik Professor of Pediatric Surgery

David  A. Diamond is a Professor of Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School and Urologist-in-Chief and Associate Clinical Ethicist at Children’s Hospital, Boston. He received his medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry in 1978 and completed urology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He served as the Herbert Johnston Research Fellow in pediatric urology at the University of Liverpool and Senior Registrar to Mr. Philip Ransley at the Great Ormond Street Hospital and Institute of Urology, London.

Rodney Dismukes, PhD, MHA, MS
Instructor in Psychiatry

Rodney P. Dismukes is the Clinical Associate Director of Mental Health Services for the VA Boston Healthcare System and is an Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School. He chairs the VA Boston’s Ethics Consultation Committee. He earned his PhD in clinical psychology in 1987 from Auburn University and a Master of Healthcare Administration degree from the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill in 2010. He completed an MS in Biomedical Ethics from the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College in 2014.

Faculty Affiliate

Amy Dockser Marcus, MBE co-leads a section of the Master of Bioethics Capstone seminar. She is an alumna of the inaugural class of the HMS Master of Bioethics degree program and was selected by her classmates to give the graduation address. Amy is a staff reporter for The Wall Street Journal, where she covers health and medicine. She received a BA from Harvard-Radcliffe. Amy’s journalism focuses on patient advocacy and rare diseases, and often touches on ethical issues surrounding patients’ experiences with the medical and scientific establishment.

Visiting Student (Stip) in Global Health and Social Medicine (EXT)

Theofilos (Theo) El Sayed Omar is an aspiring cardiothoracic surgeon with a profound interest in lung and heart transplantation. He is currently an MA candidate in Medical Ethics at Keele University School of Law in the UK. His dissertation research focuses on public health, end-of-life-care and organ donation ethics. He has an avid curiosity of medical philosophy and clinical ethics, and is fluent in both Greek and Arabic. Theo sits on the UK Donation Ethics Committee and teaches bioethics classes at Yale University.

Fellow in Bioethics

Glenn Ellis, MPH, is the president of Strategies for Well-Being, a health and wellness educator, an IRB member, and a medical writer whose work focuses on health equity and ethics in medicine. A native of Birmingham, Alabama, his undergraduate studies were in a pre-med core curriculum at the University of Pennsylvania. He is a certified health care ethicist from St. Joseph’s University, and received his MPH at the University of Liverpool.

Fellow in Bioethics

Kristen Elwell, JD, is the associate director of research policy and compliance in Harvard’s Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology. She received her BA from American University and her JD from Suffolk University Law School with a concentration in health and biomedical law. She is particularly interested in areas of bioethics relating to stem cell and regenerative biology, as well as how policies are shaped by bioethics. Kristen was a member of the Suffolk University Law School’s Journal of Health & Biomedical Law.