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.
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.
Rosemary Ryan is a hospice and palliative care physician with considerable experience as medical director of hospital and home-based teams of caregivers providing end-of-life care in eastern MA. This work is integrated with health care ethics as co-chair of the Brigham & Women’s Faulkner Hospital and member of ethics committees: Harvard Ethics Leaders, Partners Ethics Leaders, the Hospice and Palliative Care Federation of MA, and several home health agency and clinic-related ethics committees.