Interdisciplinary Team Teaching
The core curriculum is taught by interdisciplinary and interprofessional teams. The teaching faculty are from both clinical and humanities disciplines at the University of Rochester. The core curriculum is taught by healthcare providers in medicine, nursing, and other allied health fields from the Medical Center and the Division of Medical Humanities & Bioethics, and by scholars in humanities from departments of Arts, Sciences and Engineering and faculty from other healthcare and academic institutions in Rochester and the surrounding area.
Stephanie Brown Clark, MD, PhD
Director, Division of Medical Humanities and Bioethics
Research Interests: History of medicine and science; literature and medicine; the role of humanities in medical education; understanding differences and diversity in healthcare.
Clayton Baker, MD
Clinical Associate Professor
Research Interests: Literature and Medicine and its role in medical education; the application of narrative medicine skills to medical history taking; the role of humor in medical practice; teaching critical thinking skills in medical education.
Marianne Chiafery, PNP-C, MS
Research Interests: Moral distress among nurses and other health care providers, pediatrics, impact of cultural and religious beliefs on treatment decisions, nursing and medical student ethics education
Susan Dodge Peters Daiss, MA
Research Interests: Visual arts and healthcare education; visual arts, spirituality and patient care; thanatology in the visual arts.
Richard Dees, PhD
Research Interests: Transplant ethics; neuroethics; and public health ethics.
Richard Demme, MD
Research Interests: Ethical issues in transplantation; transplantation issues in movies; ethical issues at the end of life; history of research ethics; history of medicine; functions of hospital ethics committees.
Margie Hodges Shaw, JD, PhD
Research Interests: Law and ethics in clinical decision-making, including the rights and interests of the patient, family, professions, state, and federal government; ethics of engagement; and legal and ethics education in the clinical professions.
Bernard Sussman, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Research Interests: Ethics of end of life decision making, narrative ethics, palliative care, surrogate decision making in end of life medical care
Michael Brennan, FNP
St. Joseph's Neighborhood Center, Rochester, NY
Jenny Boyar, PhD Candidate
Department of English, University of Rochester
Carl T. D'Angio, MD
Professor, Pediatrics (Neonatology) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Linda Edwards, PhD
Adjunct Professor, Women & Gender Studies, St. John Fisher College
John T. Hansen, PhD
Associate Dean for Admissions, School of Medicine & Dentistry
Instructor, Creative Workshop
Memorial Art Gallery
Christopher Hoolihan, MLS
Librarian, Miner Library, URMC
Patrick Hopkins, DNP, C-PNP, NNP
Assistant Professor Clinical, School of Nursing
Assistant Professor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
David C. Kaufman, MD
Professor, Surgery (Thoracic) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics
David R. Kornak, PhD
Assistant Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy
Rae-Ellen Kavey, MD, MPH
Seminar Instructor, Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Allen Orr, PhD
Professor, Department of Biology, University of Rochester
Dorinda Outram, PhD
Professor, Department of History, University of Rochester
Timothy E. Quill, MD
Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care
Professor, Medicine (Palliative Care) and Medical Humanities & Bioethics
Professional Story Teller
Retired Research Library, Miner Library, URMC
Renee van der Vennet, PhD
Associate Professor of Art Therapy
Director of Graduate Art Therapy Program
Master's Degree Program in Photographic Preservation and
University of Rochester and George Eastman Museum