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Fellow in Bioethics

Stacey Springs, PhD, is a research faculty member in the Center for Evidence Synthesis in Health at Brown University. She received her PhD in pharmaceutical economics and health policy from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences. Stacey is interested in the bioethical dimensions of shared decision-making and decisions made by proxies on behalf of critically ill newborns. She is an AHRQ K12 Scholar in Comparative Effectiveness/Patient-Centered Outcomes Research.

Clinical Fellow in Neurology (EXT)

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.

David K. Urion, MD
Associate Professor of Neurology

David Urion, MD is Director of Education and Residency training Programs in Child Neurology and Neurodevelopmental Disabilities at Boston Children’s Hospital (BCH), where he holds the Chares F. Barlow Chair in Neurology along with serving as the Director of Behavioral Neurology Clinics & Programs at BCH. He received his undergraduate degree at Dartmouth College, his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine, and after training in internal medicine and in pediatrics at BCH, trained in child neurology in the Harvard Longwood Neurology Training Program.

Fellow in Bioethics

Anita Katharina Wagner, PharmD, MPH, DrPH, is an associate professor in the Department of Population Medicine at Harvard Medical School and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute. She received a PharmD from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy, an MPH in international health, and a DrPH in epidemiology from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is interested in the bioethical problems that arise in organizations and health systems around the provision of new, highly priced cancer medicines. Anita is a recipient of the inaugural Robert H. Ebert Career Development Award.

Fellow in Bioethics

Richard Whyte, MD, MBA, is the vice chair of surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and a professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School. Richard received his BS in chemistry, his MD from the University of Pittsburgh, and MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. He is interested in bioethical issues pertaining to the field of surgery—particularly cardiothoracic surgery. Richard is on the ethics committees of two national surgical organizations, the Society of Thoracic Surgeons (chair) and the American College of Surgeons.

Clinical Fellow in Psychiatry (EXT)

James Wilkins, MD, DPHIL is a psychiatry resident in the Massachusetts General Hospital-McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. He graduated from Bowdoin College, completed a D.Phil. in human genetics at the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar, and received an M.D. from Harvard Medical School. He is serving as chief resident in geriatric psychiatry at McLean Hospital and serves on the Optimum Care Committee at MGH as well as one of the MGH panels of the IRB of Partners Healthcare.

Fellow in Bioethics

Julian Willard, PhD, is chair of the interdisciplinary program at The Rivers School. He received his BA from Oxford University and both an MTh and a PhD in philosophy from King’s College, London. He is interested in community engagement strategies and the development of educational resources supporting bioethical learning in high schools. Previously a Yale-Hastings Scholar, Julian has published papers in the fields of epistemology, bioethics, and interdisciplinary education.

Fellow in Bioethics

Stephen Wood, ACNP-BC, MS, is a nurse practitioner at the Winchester Hospital. He received his MS in toxicology from Northeastern University and his MS in nursing from the Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professionals. He is interested in the bioethics of substance abuse and mental health treatment. Stephen is a former James T. Melvin and H. Francis Burrows Scholar at the Mass General Institute of Health Professions.