Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH); Faculty, Harvard Medical School and the Center for Bioethics
Alex Cist is an active member of several Ethics committees and performs clinical ethics services at MGH. She completed fellowships in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine and in Clinical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, and has combined these interests in her clinical work at MGH since 1992. She focuses on clinical ethics—especially in end-of-life care and in intensive care units; and she trains new members of Ethics committees in ethics consultation at MGH and other Partners hospitals.
I. Glenn Cohen is Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, and Faculty Director of the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. He also co-leads the the Law and Ethics Initiatives of the Football Players Health Study at Harvard University and the Regulatory Foundations, Ethics, and Law Program of Harvard Catalyst. His scholarship focuses on the intersection of bioethics and law, as well as health law. He also teaches civil procedure.
Christy L. Cummings, MD, is an Instructor in Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and an attending neonatologist in the Division of Newborn Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital and St. Elizabeth’s Medical Center. She is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Boston Children’s Hospital, and is the Medical Director of the Compassionate Care Committee at St.
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).
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 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 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.
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.