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Core Faculty Members 

Ryan Nash, MD, MA
Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Ashley K. Fernandes, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Matthew Vest, MA, PhD (C)
Assistant Director of Graduate Education, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Humanities, Theology, & Religion

Timothy Pawlik, MD, MPH
Chair, Deparment of Surgery
The Urban Meyer III and Shelley Meyer Chair for Cancer Research
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Courtney Thiele, JD, MA
Instructor, Division of Bioethics
Department of Biomedical Education & Anatomy
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Robert Taylor, MD
Associate Professor
OSU, Neurology and Clinical Medicinee
OSU, Division of Palliative Medicine
The Ohio State University Wexnew Medical Center
Clinical Ethics and Palliative Medicine

Asma Mobin-Uddin, MD
Clinical Instructor, Department of Biomedical Education & Anatomy
The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Stephanie Fabbro, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center College of Medicine

Ioan Beldean, MA
Research Associate, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center 

Sheria Wilson, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Attending Neonatologist, Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Pediatrics

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD
Director, Center for Pediatric Bioethics, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Professor and Residency Program Director, Division of Child Neurology, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Co-Chair, Integrated Ethics Committee, Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Pediatrics

Mary Lynn Dell, MD
Director, Psychosomatic Medicine
Professor, Clinical Psychiatry and Pediatrics
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Nationwide Children's Hospital
Spirtiuality and Religion

Elmahdi A. Elkhammas, MD
Professor, Clinical, Transplant Surgery
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Linda Stone, MD
Emeritus, Family Medicine
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Humanities and Professionalism

Pamela Salsberry, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Engagement
Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
The Ohio State University
Nursing Ethics & Healthcare Ethics

Efthimios Parasidis, JD, BA, M.BE
Associate Professor of Law
Faculty Affiliate, Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Assistant Professor of Law and Public Health
Moritz College of Law
College of Public Health
The Ohio State University
Medical and Bioethics Law

Edward Levine, MD
Medical Director, OSU Prison Medicine
Assistant Division Director, OSU Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Alan Litsky, MD, ScD
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Associate Professor, Orthopaedics
College of Engineering
The Ohio State University

Affiliate Members

Hagop Mekhjian, MD
Professor Emeritus
Senior Associate Vice President for Health Sciences
The Ohio State University

Steven Gabbe, MD
Chief Executive Officer, Emeritus
Senior Vice President for Health Sciences, Emeritus
Professor, Obstetrics & Gynecology
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Dawn Allain, MS, LGC
Licensed Genetic Counselor
Assistant Professor, Clinical Medical Genetics Program
Co-Director, Genetic Counseling Graduate Program
Division of Human Genetics
The Ohio State University

Cynthia A. Carnes, PharmD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Education
Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science Pharmacology
The Ohio State University

R. Michael Casto, PhD, MDiv
Faculty Emeritus, Interprofessional Studies
The OSU College of Education & Human Ecology
The Ohio State University
Interprofessional Education

Ellen Deason, JD
Joanne Wharton Murphy / Classes fo 1965 and 1973 Professor of Law
The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
Ethics Law

Patricia T. Gabbe, MD
Senior Medical Advisor, The Ohio State University Health Plan
Founder and Director, Moms2B Program
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University
Pediatrics

Mary Beth Happ, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean of Research and Innovation
Distinguished Professor, Critical Care ResearchA
Director, Center of Excellence in Critical and Complex Care
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Amy Pope-Harman, MD
Associate Professor, Clinical, Pulm, Allergy, Crit Care & Sleep
Medical Director, OSU Lung Transplantation Program
The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Clinical Bioethics & Organ Transplant

Julia Nelson Hawkins, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Classics
The Ohio State University
History and Medicine

Donald Hubin, PhD, MA
Director, OSU Center for Ethics and Human Values
Professor Emeritus, Department of Philosophy
The Ohio State University
Philosophy

Katherine A. Kelley, PhD
Associate Dean, Assessment and Strategic Initiatives
Associate Professor, Clinical Pharmacy, Pharmacy Practice and Science
The Ohio State University

Naomi J. Kertesz, MD
Director, Electrophysiology and Pacing, Nationwide Children's Hospital
Professor, Clinical Pediatrics, The Ohio State University

Susan Lawrence, PhD, MA
Associate Professor, Department of History
The Ohio State University
History and Medicine

Thomas Papadimos, MD, MPH, FCCM
Professor, Anesthesiology
Vice Chair, Academic Affairs
Director, Division of Critical Care Medicine
Director, Critical Care Services, Ross Heart Hospital
The Ohio State University
Clinical Bioethics & Ethical Research

George Paulson, MD
Emeritus Faculty, Neurologist
The Ohio State University
History of Medicine

James Phelan, PhD, MA
Professor, Arts and Humanities, Department of English
The Ohio State University

Carson Reider, PhD
Adjunct Assistant Professor, Epidemiology
The Ohio State University
Research

Dana Renga, PhD
Associate Professor of Italian, Department of French and Italian
College of Humanities
The Ohio State University

Paul Reitter, PhD
Director, Humanities Institute
Professor, Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures
The Ohio State University

Allan Silverman, PhD, MA
Professor, Department of Philosophy
The Ohio State University
Philosophy

Piers Norris Turner, PhD, MA, M.Sc.
Associate Professor, Department of Philosophy
The Ohio State University
Philosophy

Frederick Villamena, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biological Chemistry and Pharmacology
The Ohio State University
Pharmacology

Jonathan R. Wispe, MD
Professor of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University
Medical Director, Nationwide Children's Hospital Transport Team
Medical Director, A2 Nationwide Children's Hospital Inpatient Unit
Pediatrics

Karla Zadnik, PhD
Glenn Fry Professor of Optometry and Physiological Optics
Dean, College of Optometry
The Ohio State University