Ezekiel Emanuel is the Chair of the Department of Bioethics at the Warren G. Magnuson Clinical Center at the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Emanuel is a well-known authority on the ethics of clinical research, end of life care issues, euthanasia and the ethics of managed care.
He has published in the New England Journal of Medicine, The Lancent, JAMA, and many other medical journals. His book The Ends of Human Life: Medical Ethics in a Liberal Polity received an honorable mention for the Rosenhaupt Memorial Book Award by the Woodrow Wilson Foundation. Dr. Emanuel was educated at Amherst College, Oxford University and Harvard University, from which he holds both an MD and PhD in political philosophy. He also served on the ethics section of President Clinton's Health Care Task Force, on the National Bioethics Advisory Committee, and on the bioethics panel of the Pan American Health Organization.
"One of the great things is I get to meet people who I would not otherwise meet."
$100 billion may not be enough money.
The bioethicist on education and health care.
The "Big Man Syndrome" isn't a result of colonialism, Emanuel says.
It will take us another forty years to get over the Iraq syndrome.
We're no longer dealing with bows and arrows, Emanuel says.
The technology exists; the political will does not.
Today's American has 10 times as much material resources as the American of the Civil War.
Leave behind something that's worth the the resources you have consumed.
For better or for worse, the media is a filter for understanding medicine.