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Yale Program for Medicine, Spirituality, and Religion Spring 2021: "What Suffering is and Why it Matters: Reflections from a Pediatric Palliative Care Doctor"

Dr. Tate is palliative care physician and ethicist at Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU), where he attends on the pediatric palliative care team and serves as the Director for Professionalism and Comfort Care in the Center for Ethics in Health Care. Dr. Tate attended college at Maryville University in St. Louis, MO, where he graduated summa cum laude with degrees in Philosophy and Molecular Biology. He received his M.D. at the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine, completed a residency in pediatrics, fellowship in clinical ethics, and M.A. in Bioethics at the University of Washington, and a fellowship in Palliative Care at Duke University. As a scholar, Dr. Tate writes about suffering, love, and end of life care, language and metaphor use in healthcare, and the moral development of medical practitioners. From 2020-2022 he will be one of four invited scholars in the Early Career Scholars Program at the Conference on Medicine and Religion.


  • Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU)

    Tyler Tate, MD
    Palliative care physician and ethicist





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Apr 202121Wednesday
12:00 PM1:00 PM