Mark R. Mercurio MD, MA

Professor of Pediatrics (Neonatology); Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale School of Medicine; Chair, Yale -New Haven Children's Hospital Ethics Committee; Director, Yale Pediatrics Ethics Program; Chief, Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Biographical Info

Dr. Mercurio is Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine, and the Director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine. He oversees the ethics education of Yale medical students, and participates in ethics education for attending physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and physician associate students. He has more than 25 years of experience as a clinical neonatologist, actively involved in the training of fellows and residents in the Newborn ICU, and over 20 years’ experience in clinical ethics consultation in adult in pediatric medicine. Invited lectures and publications have involved analyses of ethical issues in adult and pediatric medicine, primarily focused on pediatrics. Recent work has appeared in Pediatrics, the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, and the Journal of Perinatology. He currently serves on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics.

Dr. Mercurio received his undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University, and his M.D. from Columbia University. He completed Pediatrics Residency and Neonatology Fellowship at Yale University, and received a Master’s Degree in Philosophy from Brown University.

Education & Training

Princeton University (1978)
Columbia University (1982)
Brown University (2004)
Yale-New Haven Hospital, Pediatrics
Yale University School of Medicine, Neonatal/Perinatal Medicine
Board Certification
Pediatrics, Board Certified  (1987)

Honors & Recognition

  • The Leah M. Lowenstein Award for excellence in the promotion of humane and egalitarian medical education.
  • Best Doctors in America 2009-2010
    Best Doctors (2009)
  • Didactic Teaching Award for excellence in formal lectures
    Connecticut Children's Medical Center (2008)
  • Named one of Connecticut’s Best Physicians by Connecticut Magazine
  • Research Award, New England Perinatal Society, for best presentation of research at the annual meeting
  • Chief Resident’s Book Award, Yale-New Haven Hospital for teamwork
  • Michael H. Aranow Memorial Prize to the medical graduate best exemplifying the caring and humane qualities of the practicing physician
    Columbia University (1982)

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