Randall Owen, MS, MPhil, PA-C currently serves as a staff physician assistant with PhysicianOne Urgent Care based in Glastonbury, Connecticut. He received PA training at George Washington University and completed his PA surgical residency at Norwalk Hospital/Yale School of Medicine. His interests include ethical challenges surrounding the delivery of medical care during long duration and exploration-class space missions. Randall was the first PA to complete the NASA Fellowship in Aerospace Medicine.
Al Ozonoff, PhD, CPPS is Director of Patient Safety and Quality Research at Boston Children’s Hospital. He received a PhD in Mathematics from the University of California, Santa Barbara. He is interested in bioethical issues that arise in the healthcare setting, especially Quality Improvement and research involving children and adolescents. Al is a certified patient safety professional.
Dr. Peerzada is a member of the Division of General Pediatrics at Boston Children’s Hospital. She works as a pediatric hospitalist at South Shore Hospital. She has served as a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Boston Children’s since 2010. She earned her medical degree from Dartmouth Medical School and a master’s degree from the Harvard School of Public Health. She was trained in Pediatrics at the University of Virginia and then completed a fellowship in Pediatric Health Services Research at Harvard as well as a fellowship in Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health.
Allan Peetz, MD is a fellow in Trauma, Acute Care Surgery and Critical Care at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston. He most recently finished his general surgery residency at The University of Chicago. He completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Notre Dame, with an academic focus inn cultural anthropology. He earned his medical doctorate from the University of Michigan Medical School. He has a special interest in surgical ethics.
Carol L. Powers is Co-Founder and Chair of the Community Ethics Committee, operating under the auspices of the Harvard Ethics Leadership Group. The Community Ethics Committee (the CEC) was the outcome of Carol’s Fellowship at the Division of Medical Ethics during the 2006-2007 academic year. The CEC is a group of dedicated volunteers ranging in age from their teens to seventies, diverse as to religious, cultural, educational, and socio-economic backgrounds. The Committee, through one of its members, Paul C.
Associate Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Steven Ralston, MD is a high-risk obstetrician with an interest in ethical issues around maternal autonomy, prenatal diagnosis, fetal therapy, and parental decision-making at periviable gestations. He has served as Chair of the Ethics Committee for the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and has been teaching in the HMS ethics curriculum since 2012.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics, Gynecology and Reproductive Biology
Rosemary Reiss, MD directs the Center for Fetal Medicine and Prenatal Genetics, in the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at Brigham & Women’s Hospital, and is Assistant Professor at HMS. After residency at Yale, she completed a fellowship in Maternal Fetal Medicine at the Ohio State University, staying on their faculty until moving to Boston in 2000. Her training in the US was punctuated by extended visits to British NHS hospitals, opportunities to observe a different model of health care provision.
Ellen M. Robinson is a graduate of the William F. Connell School of Nursing, Boston College, receiving her Masters in Cardiovascular Nursing as a Clinical Nurse Specialist in 1983, and her PhD in Nursing with a focus on nursing ethics, in 1997.
Frederic Romain, RRT, MDiv, DMin is an Adjunct Professor of Pastoral Theology at the Gordon-Conwell Seminary and is a member of the Optimum Care Committee at MGH. He is also a Pastor at Tabernacle Baptist Church, Roslindale. Frederic received his MDiv and DMin from Gordon-Conwell with a concentration track in marriage and family therapy. His interest is in speaking for those not at the table, particularly minorities. Dr. Romain has been published in the BMJ Journal of Medical Ethics, and is a recipient of the Cornell Schwartz Spiritual Caregiver Fellowship.