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Richard Demme

TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
AddressUniversity of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 675
Rochester NY 14642
Other Positions
TitleAssociate Professor
InstitutionSchool of Medicine and Dentistry
DepartmentMedical Humanities and Bioethics

 Awards And Honors
      1983-Phi Beta Kappa
      1983-Honors Biology Research Program
      1983 Air Force Health Professions Scholarship Program
      1996 David Grant Medical Center Nominee for the Archie Hoffman award for Academic Medicine Excellence in Internal Medicine
      1983 Summa cum laude, State University of New York at Buffalo
      1999 Air Force Commendation Medal, Oakleaf Cluster
      1996 Air Force Commendation Medal
      1983-Alpha Epsilon Delta
      1979-$10,000 Westinghouse Family Scholarship (one of four national recepients)
 Selected Publications
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  1. Kahn SA, Demme RA, Lentz CW. Mortality after treating severe burns with traditional Amish home remedies: A case report, literature review and ethical discussion. Burns. 2013 Mar; 39(2):e13-6.
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  2. Reid TT, Demme RA, Quill TE. When there are no good choices: illuminating the borderland between proportionate palliative sedation and palliative sedation to unconsciousness. Pain Manag. 2011 Jan; 1(1):31-40.
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  3. Nickels MW, Cullen JP, Demme RA, Vetter M, Boulay R, Betts R, McKee M, Orloff M, Bozorgzadeh A. A psychosocial evaluation process for living liver donors: the University of Rochester model. Int J Psychiatry Med. 2011; 41(4):295-308.
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  4. Demme RA. Ethical concerns about an organ market. J Natl Med Assoc. 2010 Jan; 102(1):46-50.
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  5. Childers JW, Demme R, Greenlaw J, King DA, Quill T. A qualitative report of dual palliative care/ethics consultations: intersecting dilemmas and paradigmatic cases. J Clin Ethics. 2008; 19(3):204-13.
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  6. Demme RA, Singer EA, Greenlaw J, Quill TE. Ethical issues in palliative care. Anesthesiol Clin. 2006 Mar; 24(1):129-44.
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  7. Shah A, Kendall G, Demme RA, Taylor J, Bozorgzadeh A, Orloff M, Jain A, Abt P, Zand MS. Home glucometer monitoring markedly improves diagnosis of post renal transplant diabetes mellitus in renal transplant recipients. Transplantation. 2005 Sep 27; 80(6):775-81.
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  8. Shah A, Nadasdy T, Arend L, Brennan J, Leong N, Coppage M, Orloff M, Demme R, Zand MS. Treatment of C4d-positive acute humoral rejection with plasmapheresis and rabbit polyclonal antithymocyte globulin. Transplantation. 2004 May 15; 77(9):1399-405.
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  9. Demme RA. Truth and consequences in an era of "unsurance". Am J Bioeth. 2004; 4(4):69-71.
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  10. Demme RA. Organs for undocumented aliens--another look: response to "Distributing American hearts for transplantation: the predicament of living in the global village" by Henry S. Perkins (CQ vol 4, no 2) Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 1996; 5(2):281-3.
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  11. Demme RA. Tiny Tim, Dickens, renal disease, and rickets. Am J Dis Child. 1993 Aug; 147(8):819-21; author reply 820-1.
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