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Robert Truog

Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard University

About Me

Robert D. Truog, MD, is Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesia and Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School. He has practiced pediatric intensive care medicine at Children’s Hospital Boston for more than 25 years, including serving as Chief of the Division for more than a decade. He is Director of Clinical Ethics at Harvard Medical School, where he is responsible for directing the academic and teaching efforts of the Division. As Executive Director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, he creates and teaches highly interactive seminars to enhance the ability of clinicians to engage in difficult conversations with patients and families. He has published more than 200 articles and books in bioethics and related disciplines, including most recently Death, Dying, and Organ Transplantation (2012, Oxford).

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