Rationing Health Care

Thursday, August 7 ~ 2014
Ethical Challenges, Ethical Answers. This seminar is lead by Arthur Caplan, Director of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University Langone Medical Center.


Arthur CaplanArthur L. Caplan is a professor and head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City. Prior to coming to NYU he was the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. He also taught at the University of Minnesota, University of Pittsburgh and Columbia University and was the associate director of the Hastings Center.

He was on a number of national and international committees including serving as chair of the National Cancer Institute’s Biobanking Ethics Working Group and the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning. He also was a member of the special advisory committee to the International Olympic Committee on genetics and gene therapy and the special advisory panel to the National Institute of Mental Health on human experimentation on vulnerable subjects.

Caplan is a fellow of the Hastings Center, the New York Academy of Medicine, the College of Physicians of Philadelphia and the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Among his many awards he was named one of the ten most influential people in America in biotechnology by National Journal and one of the ten most influential people in the ethics of biotechnology by Nature Biotechnology. He received the 2014 public service award of the National Science Board/National Science Foundation

He is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on bioethics and health policy, writes a regular column on bioethics for NBC.com and is a frequent guest and commentator to WebMD/Medscape, WGBH radio in Boston and other media outlets. Caplan majored in philosophy at Brandeis University and received a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science from Columbia University.