Ezekiel Emanuel earned his PhD and MD degrees from Harvard University where his doctoral dissertation received the Toppan Award for the finest political science dissertation of the year. After earning his MD PhD, he was a Fellow in the Program in Ethics and the Professions at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Dr. Emanuel completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine at Boston’s Beth Israel Hospital and an Oncology Fellowship at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and then joined the faculty at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. Before accepting his current position as the Chair of the Department of Clinical Bioethics at the Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health in 1998, Dr. Emanuel was an associate professor at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Emanuel is currently on leave from the NIH Department of Bioethics and is working as Special Advisor for Health Policy to the Director of OMB, Executive Office of President Obama. Widely published on the ethics of clinical research, advance care directives, end-of-life issues, euthanasia, the ethics of managed care, and the physician-patient relationship, Dr. Emanuel’s articles have appeared in The New England Journal of Medicine, Lancet, Journal of American Medical Association, and many other medical and ethics journals. His book, The Ends of Human Life, has been widely praised and received the Rosenhaupt Memorial Book Award by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Dr. Emanuel served on the ethics section of former President Clinton’s Health Task Force, the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, and the International Advisory Board on Bioethics of the Pan American Health Organization. He spent time as a visiting professor at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, UCLA, and Brin Professor at Johns Hopkins Medical School. He is currently an oncologist and a Diane and Robert Levy University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania, with a joint appointment in the School of Medicine and the Wharton School.
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