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. Elizabeth’s Medical Center, while also serving on the hospital’s Ethics Committee. She participated in Yale’s Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics Program in Bioethics (2011) and completed the Fellowship Program in Medical Ethics through the Division of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School (2012-2013). A graduate of Colby College, Dr. Cummings received her medical degree from the University of Rochester, and training in pediatrics, neonatology and ethics at Yale. Her research and scholarly activities focus broadly on medical ethics and humanism and their intersection with education, as well as counseling and communication. Dr. Cummings is currently interested in ethics and humanism in medicine and the acquisition of ethical principles and knowledge, including interpersonal competence and professionalism, via simulation and enacted role-play during training. She is conducting research on the state of ethics education for neonatal-perinatal fellows, and is in the process of developing an ethics curriculum for this group of trainees. Recent work has appeared in Pediatrics, Hastings Center Report, J Perinatology, and Journal of Medical Ethics.