Dr. Benjamin S. Wilfond

Affiliation

Investigator, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Professor, Divisions of Bioethics and Palliative Care and Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics;
Adjunct Professor, Department of Bioethics and Humanities
University of Washington School of Medicine

Committee membership

Standing Committee on Ethics

Biography

Benjamin S. Wilfond, MD, is an investigator at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics and a pulmonologist at Seattle Children's Hospital. He is professor, Division of Bioethics & Palliative Care and Pulmonary & Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine, He founded and is former division chief, Bioethics and Palliative Care and former director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, the first such programs in the US.

Dr Wilfond is the research ethics case co-editor of the American Journal of Bioethics and on the editorial boards of the Hastings Center Report, Ethics and Human Research, and Journal of Genetic Counseling. He is member of the FDA Pediatrics Advisory Committee and the Standing Committee on Ethics, Canadian Institutes of Health Research. He is an elected member of the American Pediatric Society and a fellow of the Hastings Center. He is a past president of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. He founded and is the former chair, National Human Genome Research Institute intramural IRB and founded and is the former chair, Clinical Research Ethics Consultation Collaborative, a national network to advance the practice of bioethics consultation in the research context.

Dr Wilfond attended Muhlenberg College, Rutgers University-New Jersey Medical School, and completed his postgraduate training at the University of Wisconsin. He has held faculty appointments at the University of Arizona, National Institutes of Health and Johns Hopkins University.

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