Welcome from the Director

Mark Mercurio, MD, MA, Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics

Since 2011, the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine has served as a nexus for a community of individuals from throughout the medical campus and beyond who share a common interest in education, research, and clinical practice in the field of medical ethics. I welcome you on behalf of myself and our associate directors, Dr. Lydia Dugdale and Dr. Jack Hughes, and our program manager Karen P. Kolb.

Our affiliated faculty and staff is drawn from the Yale School of Medicine as well as members of the Schools of Nursing, Law, Divinity, Epidemiology and Public Health and Yale-New Haven Hospital staff, colleagues from the Interdisciplinary Center for Bioethics, The Hastings Center and others. The Program for Biomedical Ethics incorporates a diverse group that brings a wide range of experience and expertise to the table. Many of those on our affiliated faculty and staff are known nationally and internationally in the field of bioethics.

Our program coordinates the ethics education of Yale medical students over the course of the four years, including assistance for those who choose to write their thesis in this area. In addition, educational programs are provided for other members of the Yale medical community, such as journal clubs, working groups and special conferences.

We have a wonderful slate of local and invited speakers for our monthly evening seminar series. The 2017-2018 academic year will feature talks by Arthur Caplan from NYU, Haider Warraich from Duke, Elyn Saks from USC, Angela Anderson from Brown, Jeff Matsler from Walter Reed, our own Jack Hughes, and many others.

You are very welcome to join us for one, several, or all our evening seminars. The schedule is posted and updated on our website biomedicalethics@yale.edu, and we’d be pleased to add you to our mailing list if you contact our program manager, Karen P. Kolb, APR at karen.kolb@yale.edu.

I welcome hearing from you with any inquiries or suggestions regarding biomedical ethics scholarship here at Yale School of Medicine. We invite you to join us for a seminar, research collaboration, or much more, as a fellow student, teacher, scholar or any combination of these.


Mark Mark R. Mercurio, MD, MA 

Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics 

Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Professor of Pediatrics 

Yale University School of Medicine 

P.O. Box 208064 333 Cedar St. 

New Haven, CT 06520 

Office location: 430 Congress Ave. 

Office phone: (203) 688-2320 

Email: mark.mercurio@yale.edu