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Core Faculty Members: 

Ryan Nash, MD, MA
Director, Center for Bioethics
Director, Division of Bioethics, Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine


Ashley K. Fernandes, MD, PhD
Associate Director, Center for Bioethics
Director, Ethics and Professionalism for Undergraduate Medical Education
Associate Clinical Professor
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine
Nationwide Children's Hospital

Courtney Thiele, JD, MA
Director, Bioethics Graduate Programs
Division of Bioethics, Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine

Dana Howard, PhD
Director, Bioethics Undergraduate Programs
Division of Bioethics, Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy
Steering Committee Member, Center for Ethics and Human Values
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine

Asma Mobin-Uddin, MD
Clinical Instructor, Division of Bioethics
Clinical Medical Ethicist Consultant
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine

Stephanie Fabbro, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Dermatology
Clinical Medical Ethicist Consultant
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center
Dermatologist, Buckeye Dermatology, Inc.

Pedro Weisleder, MD, PhD

Director, Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Professor and Residency Program Director, Division of Neurology
Co-Chair, Integrated Ethics Committee
Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University, Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine 


Matthew Vest, MA, PhD(c)
Instructor, Division of Bioethics, Department of Biomedical Educationa
The Ohio State University, College of Medicine

Ioan Beldean, MA
Research Associate and Instructor, Division of Bioethics,
Department of Biomedical Education and Anatomy
The Ohio State University, Center for Bioethics, College of Medicine

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

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

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

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

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

Pamela Salsberry, PhD, RN, FAAN
Associate Dean, Community Outreach and Engagement
Professor, Health Behavior and Health Promotion
Interim Director, Center for HOPES
The Ohio State University

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

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

Affiliate Members:

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

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 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

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

Elmahdi Elkhammas, MD
Director, Transplant Surgery Fellowship
Professor, Clinical Surgery
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

Patricia T. Gabbe, MD
Senior Medical Advisor, The Ohio State University Health Plan
Founder and Director, Mom2B Program
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
The Ohio State University

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

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

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

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

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
Professor, Clinical Pediatrics
Nationwide Children's Hospital
The Ohio State University

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

George Paulson, MD
Emeritus Faculty, Neurology
The Ohio State University

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

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

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

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

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

Robert Taylor, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Care Dimensions Hospice and Palliative Care
Waltham, MA

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

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