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

Research Interests

Humanities; Health Care

Research Organizations

Pediatrics: Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine

Research Summary

My academic work focuses on studying the ethical problems faced by clinicians, patients and families, in all aspects of medicine, but particularly with regard to pediatrics.

Selected Publications

  • Mercurio MR, Murray PD, Gross I. Unilateral pediatric "do not attempt resuscitation" orders: the pros, the cons, and a proposed approach. Pediatrics. 2014;133 Suppl 1:S37-43. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-3608G. PubMed PMID: 24488539.
  • Janvier, A., Mercurio, M.R. Saving vs. Creating: Perceptions of intensive care at different ages and the potential for injustice. Journal of Perinatology 2013; Vol 33(5):333-5.
  • Cummings, C.L., Diefenbach, K., Mercurio, M.R. Counseling variation among physicians regarding intestinal transplant for short bowel syndrome. Journal of Medical Ethics. Published on line 8/21/13.
  • Cummings, C.L., Mercurio, M.R. Ethics of Emerging Technologies and Their Transition to Accepted Practice: Intestinal Transplant for Short Bowel Syndrome. Journal of Perinatology. 2012:32: 752-756
  • Goldberg PA, Varriale DJ, Mercurio MR. Dyshormonia Iatrogenica: crossroads of medicine, malpractice law, and professional ethics in clinical endocrinology. Endocrine practice : official journal of the American College of Endocrinology and the American Ass
  • Mercurio, M.R. Faking it: Unnecessary deceptions and the slow code. American Journal of Bioethics 2011;11(11):17-8

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Contact Info

Mark R. Mercurio, MD, MA
Patient Care Location
Yale NeonatologyYale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste West Pavilion - 2nd Floor

New Haven, CT 06504
Office Location
Yale-New Haven Children's Hospital
1 Park Street, Ste 4th

New Haven, CT 06504
Mailing Address
PO Box 208064
New Haven, CT 06520-8064

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