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Transplant Ethics & Policy Members

With the support of a highly esteemed advisory board, researchers in NYU Langone’s Division of Medical Ethics investigate a broad range of ethical and policy issues related to organ transplantation.

Transplant Ethics Leadership

Brendan Parent, JD

Brendan Parent, JD, is the director of Transplant Ethics and Policy research in the Division of Medical Ethics, and an assistant professor in the Departments of Population Health and Surgery at NYU Langone. For the New York State Bar Association, he serves as chair of the Ethical Issues in Health Care Committee and as editor-in-chief of the Health Law Journal. He is a fellow of the Center for Genetics and Society, and policy advisor for the Bellevue Hospital Ethics Committee. Brendan is also a member of the Tr-SCI Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee, and a member of the Empire State Bioethics Consortium. He has published academic articles in peer-reviewed journals spanning law, medicine, science, sports, and ethics, and his work has been featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, and Chicago Tribune, and on NPR. Learn more about Professor Parent.

Tamar Schiff, MD

Tamar Schiff, MD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Division of Medical Ethics in NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health. Her research focuses on transplant ethics, regulation of cadaveric specimens in research and education, and improving legislation governing tissue donation for transplant, research, and education. She received her BA in neuroscience and behavior from Barnard College and her MD with a certificate in medical ethics from Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Schiff completed her residency in internal medicine at NYU Grossman School of Medicine, nurturing a specific interest in the ethics of trainee participation in medical care, and remained with the Department of Medicine for an additional year as chief resident.

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD

Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, is the Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of Bioethics and founding director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone’s Department of Population Health. Dr. Caplan is the author or editor of 35 books and more than 725 papers in peer-reviewed journals. His most recent books are The Ethics of Sport (Oxford University Press, 2016, with Brendan Parent), Vaccination Ethics and Policy (MIT Press, 2017, with Jason Schwartz) and Getting to Good: Research Integrity in the Biomedical Sciences (Springer, 2018, with Barbara Redman). Learn more about Dr. Caplan.

Advisory Board Members

Our advisory board, consisting of experts across NYU Langone and beyond, leverages backgrounds in healthcare law, transplant medicine, pediatrics, plastic surgery, bioethics, emergency medicine, and more.

Moshe M. Cohn, MD, HEC-C
Faculty Affiliate, Department of Population Health, NYU Langone

Wendy Dean, MD
President, CEO, and Co-Founder, Moral Injury of Healthcare, LLC

Bruce E. Gelb, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Surgery, NYU Langone
Member, NYU Langone Transplant Institute

Lewis R. Goldfrank, MD
The Herbert W. Adams Professor of Emergency Medicine, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine, NYU Langone

Laura L. Kimberly, PhD, MSW, MBE
Assistant Professor, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery and Department of Population Health, NYU Langone

Stephen Latham, JD, PhD
Director, Yale Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics

Macey L. Levan, JD, PhD
Associate Professor, Departments of Surgery and Population Health

Jim Lytle, JD
Senior Counsel, Manatt, Phelps & Phillips, LLP

Robert Montgomery, MD
Chair and the H. Leon Pachter, MD, Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, NYU Langone
Director, NYU Langone Transplant Institute

Eduardo D. Rodriguez, MD, DDS
Chair and the Helen L. Kimmel Professor of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery, Hansjörg Wyss Department of Plastic Surgery, NYU Langone

Brigitte Sullivan, MBA
Transplant Program Consultant

Bonnie Venter, LLM
PhD Candidate/Research Associate, Centre for Health, Law, and Society, University of Bristol Law School

Stephen P. Wall, MD, MSc, MAEd
Associate Professor, Ronald O. Perelman Department of Emergency Medicine and Department of Population Health, NYU Langone

Anthony Watkins, MD
Surgical Director, Kidney Transplantation, Tampa General Hospital

Elaina P. Weldon, MSN, ACNP-BC
Associate Director, Transplant Research, NYU Langone Transplant Institute