Benjamin Tolchin, MD, MS is a fellow in clinical neurophysiology and epilepsy at Brigham and Women’s Hospital and a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee. During his neurology residency at Columbia University Medical Center, he designed and implemented an ethics curriculum for his fellow residents, and served as the resident representative on the American Academy of Neurology’s Ethics, Law, and Humanity Committee. Previously he completed his medical doctorate at Harvard Medical School and his undergraduate studies at Harvard College, with a concentration in philosophy. He has published on the ethics of organ transplant following intentional acetaminophen overdose and the ethical obligation for international medical aid. He has also served as a 6th grade math and science teacher in an under-resourced school in New York City through Teach for America. He is currently pursuing research to improve the quality of treatment for psychogenic non-epileptic seizures through the American Academy of Neurology’s Practice Research Training Fellowship.
Fellowship year: 2015-2016