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Agatisa PK, Mercer MB, Leek AC, Smith MB, Philipson E, Farrell RM. A first look at women's perspectives on noninvasive prenatal testing to detect sex chromosome aneuploidies and microdeletion syndromes. Prenat Diagn. 2015 Jul;35(7):692-8. doi: 10.1002/pd.4594. Epub 2015 Apr 6. PMID:25800864

Bester JC. Am J Bioeth. Ritual male infant circumcision: The consequences and the principles say yes. 2015;15(2):56-8. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2014.990164. No abstract available. PMID:25674963

Bruce CR, Kostick KM, Delgado ED, Wilhelms LA, Volk RJ, Smith ML, McCurdy SA, Loebe M, Estep JD, Blumenthal-Barby JS. J Card Fail. Reasons Why Eligible Candidates Decline Left Ventricular Assist Device Placement. 2015 Oct;21(10):835-9. doi: 10.1016/j.cardfail.2015.06.008. Epub 2015 Jun 22. PMID:26112460

Bruce CR, Eves MM, Allen NG, Smith ML, Peña AM, Cheney JR, Majumder MA. “Systematizing" ethics consultation services. HEC Forum. 2015 Mar;27(1):35-45. doi: 10.1007/s10730-014-9254-4. PMID:25274503

Dekking SA, van der Graaf R, de Vries MC, Bierings MB, van Delden JJ, Kodish E, Lantos JD. Is a New Protocol for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia Research or Standard Therapy? Pediatrics. 2015 Sep;136(3):566-70. doi: 10.1542/peds.2014-2327. Epub 2015 Aug 17. PMID:26283776

DeWeese J, Macado A, Ford PJ. Ethics of Preventive Timing and Robust Outcomes in Surgical Interventions for Anorexia Nervosa. 2015. American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience.

Esplin B, Machado AG, Ford PJ, Beasley K. Applying guidelines to individual patients: Deep brain stimulation for early-stage Parkinson disease. Virtual Mentor. 2015 Jan 1;17(1):13-22. doi: 10.1001/virtualmentor.2015.17.01.ecas2-1501. No abstract available. PMID:25594711

Eves MM, Danziger PD, Farrell RM, Cole CM. Conflicting Values: A Case Study in Patient Choice and Caregiver Perspectives.  Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2015;5(2):167-78. doi: 10.1353/nib.2015.0054. PMID:26300149

Farrell RM, Nutter B, Agatisa PK. Patient-centered prenatal counseling: Aligning obstetric healthcare professionals with needs of pregnant women. Women Health. 2015;55(3):280-96. doi: 10.1080/03630242.2014.996724. Epub 2015 Mar 20. PMID:2579405

Farrell RM, Falcone T. Lancet. Uterine transplant: New medical and ethical considerations. 2015 Feb 14;385(9968):581-2. doi: 10.1016/S0140-6736(14)61792-X. Epub 2014 Oct 7. No abstract available. PMID:25303786

Farrell RM, Mercer MB, Agatisa PK, Smith M, Philipson E. Balancing risks: The core of women's decisions about noninvasive prenatal testing. American Journal of Bioethics Empirical Bioethics, 2015;6(1): 42-53; doi: 10.1080/23294515.2014.993098

Ford PJ, Stewart DO, DeMarco JP. Increasing Common Rule Protections: IRB Consensus, Black Box Warnings, and Risk in Equipoise. IRB. 2015 May-Jun;37(3):7-11. No abstract available. PMID:26331185

Ford PJ. Brain Devices: Navigating Collaborations between Industry, Government, and Researchers. 2015. American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience (Blog). September 01, 2015.

Harrison KL, Farrell RM, Brinich MA, Highland J, Mercer M, McCormick JB, Tilburt J, Geller G, Marshall P, Sharp RR.  'Someone should oversee it': Patient perspectives on the ethical issues arising with the regulation of probiotics. Health Expect. 2015 Apr;18(2):250-61. doi: 10.1111/hex.12027. Epub 2012 Dec 28. PMID:23279082

Hazen RA, Zyzanski S, Baker JN, Drotar D, Kodish E. Communication about the risks and benefits of phase I pediatric oncology trials. Contemp Clin Trials. 2015 Mar;41:139-45. doi: 10.1016/j.cct.2015.01.015. Epub 2015 Jan 29. PMID:25638751

Hsieh JK, Arias JJ, Sarmey N, Rose JA, Tousi B. Firearms Among Cognitively Impaired Persons: A Cross-sectional Study.  Ann Intern Med. 2015 Sep 15;163(6):485-7. doi: 10.7326/L15-5138. No abstract available. PMID:26370021

Johnson LM, Leek AC, Drotar D, Noll RB, Rheingold SR, Kodish ED, Baker JN. Practical communication guidance to improve phase 1 informed consent conversations and decision-making in pediatric oncology. Cancer. 2015 Jul 15;121(14):2439-48. doi: 10.1002/cncr.29354. Epub 2015 Apr 14. PMID:25873253

Kibbe B, Schmitt P, Ford PJ. An ethicist's scope of practice: Equipping stakeholders for closure. Am J Bioeth. 2015;15(1):37-8. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.975587. No abstract available. PMID:25562223

Kohn M, Kodish E. Reuniting Through the Medical Humanities: Two Educators, Two Programs.  AMA J Ethics. 2015 Jun 1;17(6):491-5. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2015.17.6.spec1-1506. No abstract available. PMID:26075974

Marouf FE, Esplin BS. Setting a Minimum Standard of Care in Clinical Trials: Human Rights and Bioethics as Complementary Frameworks. Health Hum Rights. 2015 Jun 11;17(1):E31-42. PMID:26204581

Ralston SJ, Farrell RM. The Ethics of Access: Who Is Offered a Cesarean Delivery, and Why? Hastings Cent Rep. 2015 Jul 28. doi: 10.1002/hast.476. [Epub ahead of print]PMID:26215717

Rose SL and Highland J. The cost of dying among the elderly in the United States: Ethical issues. 2015. The Oxford Handbook of Ethics at the End of Life. Oxford University Press.

Rose SL, Sanghani RM, Schmidt C, Karafa MT, Kodish E, Chisolm GM. Gender Differences in Physicians' Financial Ties to Industry: A Study of National Disclosure Data. PLoS One. 2015 Jun 11;10(6):e0129197. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0129197. eCollection 2015. PMID:26067810

Shafran D, Smith ML, Daly BJ, Goldfarb D. Transplant Ethics: Let's Begin the Conversation Anew : A Critical Look at One Institute's Experience with Transplant Related Ethical Issues. HEC Forum. 2015 Jun 9. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:26055878

Thomas SM, Ford PJ, Weise KL, Worley S, Kodish E. Not just little adults: A review of 102 paediatric ethics consultations. Acta Paediatr. 2015 May;104(5):529-34. doi: 10.1111/apa.12940. Epub 2015 Feb 19. PMID:25611088

Weise KL, Gallagher Chief CM, Hynds JA, Secker BL, White BD. Becoming a competent ethics consultant: Up to code? Am J Bioeth. 2015;15(5):56-8. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1021974. No abstract available. PMID:25970395


Abboud H, Mehanna R, Machado A, Ahmed A, Gostkowski M, Cooper S, Itin I, Sweeney P, Pandya M, Kubu C,  Floden D, Ford PJ, Fernandez HH. 2014. “Comprehensive, Multi-disciplinary DBS Screening for Parkinson Patients: No Room for “Short Cuts.” Movement Disorders Clinical Practice.  DOI:10.1002/mdc3.12090

Arias, Jalayne J., Karlawish, Jason. When Research and Medical Records Meet: Confidentiality in Preclinical Alzheimer’s Studies. Neurology 2014, 25;82(8):725-9.

Bell E, Racine E, Chiasson P, Dufourcq-Brana M, Dunn LB, Fins JJ, Ford PJ, Glannon W, Lipsman N, Macdonald ME, Mathews DJ, McAndrews MP. Beyond consent in research. Revisiting vulnerability in deep brain stimulation for psychiatric disorders.  Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2014 Jul;23(3):361-8.. Epub 2014 May 27.

Bruce CR, Eves MM, Allen NG, Smith ML, Peña AM, Cheney JR, Majumder MA. "Systematizing" Ethics Consultation Services.  HEC Forum. 2014 Oct 2.

Bruce CR, Bhimaraj A, Smith MLRevisiting surrogate consent for ventricular assist device placement.  Ann Thorac Surg. 2014 Mar;97(3):747-9.

Bruce CR, Smith ML, Tawose OM, Sharp RR.  Practical guidance for charting ethics consultations.  HEC Forum. 2014 Mar;26(1):79-93.

Bruce C, Pena A, Kusin B, Allen N, Smith M, Majumder M. An Embedded Model for Ethics Consultation: Characteristics, Outcomes, and Challenges. American Journal of Bioethics, Empirical Bioethics 2014; 5(3): 8-18.

Cole, CM, Falcone, T, Caplan, R, Timmons-Mitchell, J, Jares, K, and Ford, P (2014) Ethical Dilemmas in Pediatric and Adolescent Psychogenic Non-Epileptic Seizures: Ethical Dilemmas. Epilepsy & Behavior, 37: 145-150.

Davis DS, Kodish E. Laws that conflict with the ethics of medicine: What Should Doctors Do?  Hastings Cent Rep. 2014 Nov-Dec;44(6):11-4

DeMarco JP, Ford PJ, Patton DJ, Stewart DO. Is there an ethical obligation to disclose controversial risk? A question from the ACCORD Trial.  Am J Bioeth. 2014 Apr;14(4):4-10..PMID:24730479

Emre M, Ford PJ, Bilgiç B, Uç EY.  Cognitive impairment and dementia in Parkinson's disease: practical issues and management. Mov Disord. 2014 Apr 15;29(5):663-72. doi: 10.1002/mds.25870. Review

Farrell RM, Agatisa PK, Nutter B. What women want: lead considerations for current and future applications of noninvasive prenatal testing in prenatal care. Birth. 2014 Sep;41(3):276-82. doi: 10.1111/birt.12113. Epub 2014 May 14. PMID:24825739

Farrell RM, Falcone T. Uterine transplantation. Fertil Steril. 2014 May;101(5):1244-5. doi: 10.1016/j.fertnstert.2014.03.022. Epub 2014 Apr 13. PMID:24726215

Farrell RM, Metcalfe JS, McGowan M, Weise KL, Agatisa PK, Berg J.  Emerging Ethical Issues in Reproductive Medicine: Are Bioethics Educators Ready?  Hastings Center Report, Sept-Oct. 2014, 21-28.

Farrell RM, Mercer MB, Agatisa PK, Smith MB, Philipson E. It’s More Than a Blood Test: Patients’ Perspectives on Noninvasive Prenatal Testing.  J. Clin. Med. 2014, 3(2), 614-631.

Farrell RM, Pederson H, Padia S. Virtual Mentor. Incorporating genetic testing ancestry results into medical decisions. 2014 Jun 1;16(6):428-33. PMID:24955596 

Mercer MB, Agatisa PK, Farrell RM. What patients are reading about noninvasive prenatal testing: An evaluation of Internet content and implications for patient-centered care. Prenat Diagn. 2014 Oct;34(10):986-93. doi: 10.1002/pd.4410. Epub 2014 Jun 11. PMID:24823864 

Sutherland S, Farrell RM, Lockwood C. Genetic screening and testing in an episode-based payment model: Preserving patient autonomy. Obstet Gynecol. 2014 Nov;124(5):987-91. doi: 10.1097/AOG.0000000000000471. PMID:25437728 

Flamm AL, Kodish E. Empirical Bioethics Research is a Winner, But Bioethics Mission Creep Is a False Alarm.  J Clin Ethics. 2014 Fall;25(3):189-93. PMID:25192342

Flamm AL, Smith ML, Mayer PA. Family members' requests to extend physiologic support after declaration of brain death: a case series analysis and proposed guidelines for clinical management.  J Clin Ethics. 2014 Fall; 25(3):222-37. PMID:25192347

Flicker LS, Rose SL, Eves MM, Flamm AL, Sanghani R, Smith ML.  Developing and testing a checklist to enhance quality in clinical ethics consultation.  J Clin Ethics. 2014 Winter; 25(4):281-90.

Hodge, Jr., James G.,  Lant, Timothy, Arias,  Jalayne J., Jehn, Megan. Building Evidence for Legal Decision-making in Real Time: Legal Triage in Public Health Emergencies, Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness 5 (2)  (September 2011) (Published by the American Medical Association). 

Manne S, Kashy D, Albrecht T, Wong YN, Flamm AL, Benson AB 3rd, Miller SM, Fleisher L, Buzaglo J, Roach N, Katz M, Ross E, Collins M, Poole D, Raivitch S, Miller DM, Kinzy TG, Liu T, Meropol NJ.  Knowledge, attitudes, and self-efficacy as predictors of preparedness for oncology clinical trials: a mediational model.  Med Decis Making. 2014 May;34(4):454-63.

Mayer PA, Daly BJ.  CPR and Hospice:  Incompatible Goals, Irreconcilable Differences.  Progress in Palliative Care 2014. E-published ahead of print August 2014.

Mercer MB, Agatisa PK, Farrell RM.  What patients are reading about noninvasive prenatal testing:  an evaluation of Internet content and implications for patient-centered care.  Prenatal Diagnosis 2014, 34, 1-8.

Miller VA, Baker JN, Leek AC, Drotar D, Kodish E.  Patient involvement in informed consent for pediatric phase I cancer research.  J Pediatr Hematol Oncol. 2014 Nov;36(8):635-40.

Miller VA, Cousino M, Leek AC, Kodish ED. Hope and persuasion by physicians during informed consent.  J Clin Oncol. 2014 Oct 10;32(29):3229-35.

Shafran D, Kodish E, Tzakis A.  Organ shortage: the greatest challenge facing transplant medicine.  World J Surg. 2014 Jul;38(7):1650-7.

Smith ML, Luck CL.  Desperately seeking a surrogate - for a patient lacking decision-making capacity.  Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2014 Summer;4(2):161-9.

Weise KL, Daly BJ. Exploring Accountability of Clinical Ethics Consultants:  Practice and Training Implications. AJOB, June 2014; 14(6):34-41.

Bruce CR, Smith ML.  Case study. Bad words. Commentary.  Hastings Cent Rep. 2014 Mar-Apr;44(2):13-4.

Cole, CM and Dews, TE (2014) Regulating Patient-Provider Communications: New State Mandated Informed Consent Requirements When Prescribing Opioids to Minors. Bio-Quarterly, 24(3): 3-5. 

Kohn, M. (2014). Medical Humanities: Origins, Developments, and Recommendations,  BioQuarterly, 24(3), 12.

Rose SL, Sanghani RM.  Capsule commentary on Frank et al., increased hospital and emergency department utilization by individuals with recent criminal justice involvement: results of a national survey.  J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Sep;29(9):1271. doi: 10.1007/s11606-014-2909-7.

Farrell, R, Cole, CM (2014) Informed Consent In J Emery and M Paraiso (Eds) Office-Based Gynecological Surgical Procedures.  Springer:  New York. 2014.

Kelly M, Ford PJ. 2014. “Research in Neuroenhancement: Controlled substances and Controlled Procedures,” Handbook of Neuroethics, eds. Clausen J and Levy N. Springer. 


Arias, Jalayne J. The transformation of defining disability: An overview of the Americans with Disabilities Act, 20(1) Lahey Clinic Journal of Medical Ethics 4 (2013).

Arias, Jalayne J. A Time to Step In: Legal Mechanisms for Protecting Those With Declining Capacity, 39(1) Am. J. L. & Med. 134 (2013).

Baker, J.N., Leek, A.C., Salas, H.S., Drotar, D., Noll, R., Rheingold, S.R., & Kodish E.D. (2013). Suggestions from adolescents, young adults, and parents for improving informed consent in phase 1 pediatric oncology trials. Cancer, 119(23):4154-61.

Brinich MA, Mercer MB, Sharp RR: An analysis of online messages about probiotics. BMC Gastroenterology 2013, 13:5 (11 January 2013).

Bruce C, Smith M, McCullough L. Clarification of the Intent of Ventricular Assist Devices Prior to Patient Consent. Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery 2013; 145(6):1423-25.

Bruce CR, Smith ML, Tawose OM, Sharp RR. Practical Guidance for Charting

Ethics Consultations. HEC Forum. 2013 Oct 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24126950.

Cole CM, Kodish E. Minors' Right to Know and Therapeutic Privilege. Virtual Mentor. 2013; 15(8):638-644. 

Crites J, Kodish E.  Unrealistic optimism and the ethics of Phase I Cancer Research. Journal of Medical Ethics 2013; 39:403-6.

Ford PJ, Rommelfanger K. eds. 2013. Special Issue - Values at the Crossroads of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Psychology. American Journal of Bioethics: Neuroscience 4(3): 1-50.

Ford PJ, Deshpande A. 2013. “The Ethics of Surgically Invasive Neuroscience Research”, Handbook of Clinical Neurology: Ethical and Legal Issues in Neurology ed. James Bernat, Elsevier. 118:315-21. ( doi: 10.1016/B978-0-444-53501-6.00026-3 )

Heald B, Plesec T, Liu X, Pai R, Patil D, Moline J, Sharp RR, Burke CA, Kalady MF, Church J, Eng C. Implementation of universal microsatellite instability and immunohistochemistry screening for diagnosing lynch syndrome in a large academic medical center. J Clin Oncol. 2013 Apr 1;31(10):1336-40. doi:10.1200/JCO.2012.45.1674. Epub 2013 Feb 11. PubMed PMID: 23401454.

Kodish E, Fins, J, Braddock C, Cohn F, Dubler N, Danis M, Derse A, Pearlman R, Smith M, Tarzian A, Youngner S, Kuczewski M. Quality Attestation for Clinical Ethics Consultants: A Two-Step Model from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Hastings Center Report 2013; 43(5): 26-36.

Kodish E, Fins J, et al.  Quality Attestation for Clinical Ethics Consultants: A Two-Step Model from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Hastings Center Report 2013, 43:26-36.

Kohn, M. (2013) "Here's the thing." Pulse: voices from the heart of medicine  (1/4/13)

Manne S, Kashy D, Albrecht T, Wong Y, Flamm A, et al. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Self-efficacy as Predictors of Preparedness for Oncology Clinical Trials: A Mediational Model. Med Dec Making November 18, 2013. doi 10.1177/0272989X13511704.

McCormick JB, Sharp RR, Ottenberg AL, Reider CR, Taylor HA, Wilfond BS. The establishment of research ethics consultation services (RECS): an emerging research resource. Clin Transl Sci. 2013 Feb;6(1):40-4. doi: 10.1111/cts.12008. Epub 2012 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 23399088; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3573851.

McGowan ML, Cho D, Sharp RR. The changing landscape of carrier screening:expanding technology and options?. Health Matrix Clevel. 2013 Spring;23(1):15-33.

McGowan ML, Sharp RR. Justice in the context of family balancing. Sci Technol Human Values. 2013 Mar 1;38(2). doi: 10.1177/0162243912469412. PubMed PMID: 24371364; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3872136.

Miller C, Smith M, Fujiki M, Diago Uso T, Quintini C. Preparing for the Inevitable: The Death of a Living Liver Donor. Liver Transplantation 2013, 19(6):656-660.

Miller, V.A., Baker, J.N., Leek, A.C., Hizlan, S., Rheingold, S.R., Yamokoski, A.D., Drotar, D., & Kodish, E. (2013) Adolescent perspectives on phase I cancer research. Pediatric Blood & Cancer, 60(5):873-8.

Patton DJ, Busch RM, Yee KM, Kubu CS, Gonzalez-Martinez J, Ford PJ. 2013. “Hope language in patients undergoing epilepsy surgery.” Epilepsy and Behavior. 29(1): 90-95

Pentz R, Flamm A. Code Status Discussion: Just Have One. Cancer. 2013 Jun 1;119(11):1938-40

Rose, S. “Patient Advocacy Organizations: Institutional Conflicts of Interest, Trust, and Trustworthiness. The Journal of Law. Medicine & Ethics. 2013, 41(3): 680-687.

Sharp RR. What to do with the could-be-knowns of genomic medicine. Am J Bioeth. 2013;13(2):1-2. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2013.759478. PubMed PMID: 23391048.

Smith M, Hyland B. A Second Chance, Case Study Commentary. Hastings Center Report 2013, 43(1):13.

Smith M. Ethical Issues in Stroke Patients. In: Corrigan ML, Escuro AA, Kirby DF (eds.), Handbook of Clinical Nutrition and Stroke. Humana Press (Springer), 2013, pp. 269-280. 

Smith M. Thinking Ethically About Medical Mistakes. Journal of Child Neurology 2013; 28(6):800-802.

Wilfond BS, Magnus D, Antommaria AH, Appelbaum P, Aschner J, Barrington KJ,Beauchamp T, Boss RD, Burke W, Caplan AL, Capron AM, Cho M, Clayton EW, Cole FS, Darlow BA, Diekema D, Faden RR, Feudtner C, Fins JJ, Fost NC, Frader J, HesterDM, Janvier A, Joffe S, Kahn J, Kass NE, Kodish E, Lantos JD, McCullough L,McKinney R Jr, Meadow W, O'Rourke PP, Powderly KE, Pursley DM, Ross LF, Sayeed S,Sharp RR, Sugarman J, Tarnow-Mordi WO, Taylor H, Tomlinson T, Truog RD, Unguru YT, Weise KL, Woodrum D, Youngner S. The OHRP and SUPPORT. N Engl J Med. 2013 Jun 20;368(25):e36. doi: 10.1056/NEJMc1307008. Epub 2013 Jun 5. PubMed PMID:23738513.


American Society for Bioethics and Humanities Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Standing Committee, Carrese JA, Antommaria AH, Berkowitz KA, Berger J, Carrese J, Childs BH, Derse AR, Gallagher C, Gallagher JA, Goodman-Crews P, Heesters A, Jurchak M, Mitchell C, Mokwyune N, Parsi K, Powell T, Powderly KE, Rosell T, Shelton W, Smith ML, Spike J, Tarzian A, Wocial L. HCEC pearls and pitfalls: suggested do's and don't's for healthcare ethics consultants. J Clin Ethics. 2012 Fall;23(3):234-40. PMID: 23256404.

Arias, Jalayne J. A Physician’s Obligation to Family Caregivers: The Limits of a Physician-Patient Relationship, Chicago Medicine, Chicago Medical Society (August 2012) available at

Beskow LM, Burke W, Fullerton SM, Sharp RR. Offering aggregate results to participants in genomic research: opportunities and challenges. Genetics in Medicine 14 (2012): 490-496. PMID: 22261761.

Boissy AR, Ford PJ. A touch of MS: Therapeutic mislabeling. Neurology. 2012;78(24):1981-1985.

Caga-anan EC, Smith L, Sharp RR, Lantos J. Testing children for adult-onset genetic diseases. Pediatrics 129 (2012): 163-7. PMID: 22144703.

Cousino M, Yamokoski A, Hazen R, Alexander S, Baker J, Noll R, Rheingold S, Geyer R, Zyzanski S, Drotar D, Kodish E. Communicating and understanding the purpose of pediatric phase I cancer trials. J Clin Oncol 2012; 30:4367-72.

Crites J, Kodish E. Unrealistic optimism and the ethics of Phase I Cancer Research. Journal of Medical Ethics, 2012 Oct 31. [Epub ahead of print)

Goldenberg AJ, Sharp RR. The ethical hazards and programmatic challenges of genomic newborn screening. JAMA 307 (2012): 461-2. PMID: 22298675.

Harrison KL, Farrell RM, Brinich MA, Highland J, Mercer M, McCormick JB, Tilburt J, Geller G, Marshall P, Sharp RR. 'Someone should oversee it': patient perspectives on the ethical issues arising with the regulation of probiotics. Health Expect. 2012 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print] PMID:23279082.

Harrison KL, Geller G, Marshall P, Tilburt JC, Mercer MB, Brinich MA, Highland J, Farrell RM, Sharp RR. Ethical discourse about the modification of food for therapeutic purposes: How patients with gastrointestinal diseases view the good, the bad, and the healthy. American Journal of Bioethics Primary Research 3 (2012): 12(3): 12-20. PMID: 22773953.

Heald B, Plesec T, Liu XJ, Pai R, Patil D, Moline J, Sharp RR, Burke C, Kalady MF, Church J, and Eng C Implementation of Universal Microsatellite Instability and Immunohistochemistry Screening for Diagnosing Lynch Syndrome in a Large Academic Medical Center. J Clin Oncology, 2012.

Jarman, A.F., N.P. Wray, D.M. Wenner, C.M. Ashton, “Trials and Tribulations: The Professional Development of Surgical Trialists,” American Journal of Surgery, in press (accepted 2011/10/27)

Kesselheim A.S., Robertson C.T., Myers J.A., Rose S., Gillet V., Ross K.M., Glynn R.J., Joffe S., Avorn J. "A randomized study of how physicians interpret research funding disclosures." New England Journal of Medicine. 2012,367:1119-27.

Kolman JM, Wray NP, Ashton CM, Wenner DM, Jarman AF, Brody BA. Conflicts among multinational ethical and scientific standards for clinical trials of therapeutic interventions. J Law Med Ethics. 2012;40(1):99-121.

Koyfman S, Agre P, Carlisle R, Classen L, Finley JP, Kuhrik M, Mangskau TK, O’Neal J, Kodish E, McCabe M. The heterogeneity of consent forms in cancer clinical trials: The gap between cooperative groups and institutional review boards. Provisionally accepted for publication. Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

Kubu CS, Ford PJ. Beyond mere symptom relief in deep brain stimulation: an ethical obligation for multi-faceted assessment of outcome. AJOB: Neuroscience 3(1): 44-40, 2012. PMID: 22737593.

Landy DC, Brinich MA, Colten ME, Horn EJ, Sharp RR. How disease advocacy organizations participate in clinical research: a survey of genetic organizations. Genetics in Medicine 14 (2012): 223-8. PMID 22261756.

Lee, Tamara J., Kohn, Martin, Young, James B. Discovering Medical Students’ Full Potential: A Science and an Art. Academic Medicine. 87(11):1477, November 2012.

Lehmann LS, Kaufman DJ, Sharp RR, Moreno TA, Mountain JL, Roberts JS, Green RC. Navigating a research partnership between academia and industry to assess the impact of personalized genetic testing. Genetics in Medicine 14 (2012): 268-73. PMID: 22241103.

Marshall PA, Magtanong RV, Leek AC, Hizlan S, Yamokoski AD, Kodish ED. Negotiating decisions during informed consent for pediatric phase I oncology trials. J Empir Res Hum Res Ethics. 2012;7(2):51-59.

Mavroudis C, Mavroudis CD, Green J, Sade RM, Jacobs JP, Kodish E: Ethical considerations for post-cardiotomy extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Cardiol Young 2012; (Suppl 1)

McCormick JB, Hammer RR, Farrell RM, Geller G, James KM, Loftus EV, Mercer MB, Tilburt JC, Sharp RR. Experiences of patients with chronic gastrointestinal conditions: In their own words. Health and Quality of Life Outcomes 10 (2012): 25-36. PMID: 22401607.

Meade K, Pope J, Weise K, Prince L, Friebert S. Distress at the Bedside in the PICU: Nurses' and Respiratory Therapists' Experiences in Caring for Children with Complex Medical or Neurologic Conditions. Progress in Palliative Care 04 October 2012 (

Mercer M, Brinich MA, Geller G, Harrison K, Highland J, James K, Marshall P, McCormick JB, Tilburt J, Achkar JP, Farrell RM, Sharp RR. How patients view probiotics: findings from a multicenter study of patients with inflammatory bowel disease and irritable bowel syndrome. Journal of Clinical Gastroenterology 46 (2012): 138-44. PMID: 21716123.

Miller CM, Smith ML, Diago Uso T. Living donor liver transplantation: Ethical considerations. Mt Sinai J Med. 2012;79(2):214-222.

Miller V, Baker J, Leek A, Hizlan S, Rheingold S, Yamokoski A, Drotar D, Kodish E (2012) Adolescent Perspectives on Phase I Cancer Research. Pediatric Blood Cancer. [E-pub ahead of print 3 October 2012]

Misra-Hebert AD. Harry Isaacson, Kohn M, Hull AL, Hojat M, et al. Improving empathy of physicians through guided reflective writing. Int J Med Educ. 2012; 3:71-77.

Robertson, C., Rose, S., Kesselheim, A. “Effect of Financial Relationships on the Behaviors of Health Care Professionals: A Review of the Evidence.” The American Journal of Law. Medicine & Ethic, 2012: 452.

Teng K, Eng C, Hess CA, Holt MA, Moran RT, Sharp RR, Traboulsi EI. Building an innovative model for personalized healthcare. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine 79 (2012): S1-S9. PMID: 22492701.

Sharp RR.30. The Human Microbiome Project Consortium. A framework for human microbiome research. Nature 2012 (486): 215-222. PMID: 22699610.

Sharp RR. The Human Microbiome Project Consortium. Structure, function and diversity of the healthy human microbiome. Nature 2012 (486): 207-214. PMID: 22699609.

Uhlmann WR, Sharp RR. Genetic Testing Integration Panels (GTIPs): A novel approach for considering integration of direct-to-consumer and other new genetic tests into patient care. Journal of Genetic Counseling 21 (2012): 374-381. PMID: 22246561.

Wenner DM. Discharging the duty to conduct international clinical research. Am J Bioeth. 2012;12(11):44-46.

Wenner, D.M., B.A. Brody, A.F. Jarman, J.M. Kolman, N.P. Wray, C.M. Ashton, Do Surgical Trials Meet the Scientific Standards for Clinical Trials? Journal of the American College of Surgeons, in press (accepted 2012/06/22)

Yee KM, Ford PJ. 2012. “Regulatory Misconception Muddies the Ethical Waters: Challenges to a Qualitative Study.” The Journal of Clinical Ethics 23(3): 217-220.

Flamm AL, Pentz RD. Communicating about phase I trials: Objective disclosures are only a first step. Oncologist. 2012;17(4):466-468.

Flamm AL. Fees can't build good fences. Hastings Cent Rep. 2012;42(1):13-14.

Ross LL, Ford PJ. Reframing nonepileptic seizure patients' care: Shifting the blame. Am J Bioeth. 2012;12(5):11-12. PMID: 22548513.

Flamm A. "Developing Effective Ethics Policy", in Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees. D. Micah Hester, Toby Schonfeld, eds. Cambridge University Press, New York, 2012.

Kohn, Martin. Review of the book: “Bursting with Danger and Music” by Jack Coulehan. Plain View Press, 2012. J Med Humanit Published online: 20 December 2012 DOI 10.1007/s10912-012-9200-x

Smith M. Mission, Vision, Goals: Defining the Parameters of Ethics Consultation. In: Schonfeld T, Hester M (eds.), Guidance for Healthcare Ethics Committees. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 2012, pp. 32-40.

Arias JJ, Weise KL. Pediatric End-of-Life Decisions when Abuse Is Suspected. Virtual Mentor. 2012; 14:767-770. Accessed October 1, 2012

Ford PJ, DeMarco JP. 2012. “Would You Be ‘Surprised’: Ethical Progress in Prognostication” Clinical Oncology News – Ethics Column

Goldenberg AJ, Sharp RR. In reply: Genomic sequencing in newborn screening programs. JAMA 307 (2012): 2147.


Blake V, Joffe S, Kodish E.  Harmonization of ethics policies in pediatric research.  Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics 2011; 39:70-8.

Blake V. The New Frontier in Ethics and Infertility: Reproductive Tissue Transplant, a Case Study of the US and UK. Amsterdam Law Forum, 3(1):2011.

Bruce CR, Smith ML, Hizlan S, Sharp RR. A systematic review of activities at a high-volume ethics consultation service. Journal of Clinical Ethics 22 (2011): 151-164. PMID: 21837887.

Caga-anan CE, Thomas AJ:  Requests for “non-therapeutic” interventions in children:  male circumcision.  In Diekema, Mercurio & Adam:  Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics:  A case-based approach, Cambridge University Press, Oct. 2011.

Chubak B, Heald B, Sharp RR. Informed consent to microsatellite instability (MSI) and immunohistochemistry (IHC) screening for Lynch Syndrome. Genetics in Medicine 13 (2011): 356-60. PMID 21407081.

Cousino M, Hazen R, Yamokoski A, Miller V, Zyzanski S, Drotar D, Kodish E. Parent participation and physician-parent communication during informed consent in child leukemia. Pediatrics. 2011;128(6):e1544-51.

Crites JS. Are More Trials Really the Answer? Putting Behavior Equipoise in Check. American Journal of Bioethics (Open Peer Commentary), February 2011; 2(11):16-17.

Crites JS. Book Review of Will Kymlicka, Multicultural Odysseys: Navigating the New International Politics of Diversity. Journal of Moral Philosophy; 8(2011):153-7.

Farrell RM, Dolgin N, Flocke SA, Winbush V, Mercer MB and Simon C: Risk and uncertainty: shifting decision making for aneuploidy screening to the first trimester of pregnancy. Genet Med. 2011 May;13(5):429-36.

Ford PJ. 2011. A Story Teller’s Story: Richard Zaner as Hero (HE row), Clinical Ethics and the Necessity of Stories.  Essays in honor of Richard Zaner. Eds. Wiggins O.P., Allen A.C., Springer: 212 pages.

Goldenberg AJ, Hull SC, Wilfond BS, Sharp RR. Patient perspectives on group benefits and harms in genetic research. Public Health Genomics 14 (2011): 135-142. PMID: 20938159.

Harter T.  Corporate Moral Culpability in Healthcare: When the Implications Don’t Fit the Crime.  American Journal of Bioethics 11 (2011): 12-13.

Harter T.  Reconsidering Kant on Suicide, The Philosophical Forum 42 (2011): 167-185.

Harter TD. Answering Brody’s Challenge from a Pharmapologist Perspective. American Journal of Bioethics 2011; 11:29-30.

Joffe S, Kodish E.  Protecting the rights and interests of pediatric stem cell donors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2011; 56:517-19.

Kodish E, Blake V.  Human subject research involving children.  In:  Diekema, Mercurio & Adam:  Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics:  A case-based approach, Cambridge University Press, Oct. 2011

Kohn M, Bernardo J, Huck D, Coble E:  Multiple exposures:  reflective writing in the first year of medical school.  Virtual Mentor/AMA Journal of Ethics, 2011 July; 13(7): 471-474. 

Kohn, M.  Performing medicine: the role of theatre in medical education. Medical Humanities 2011 June; 37(1):3-4.

Mavroudis C, Mavroudis CD, Farrell RM, Jacobs ML, Jacobs JP, Kodish ED. Informed consent, bioethical equipoise, and hypoplastic left heart syndrome. Cardiol Young. 2011;21 Suppl 2:133-140.

Mehlman M, Berg J, Juengst E, Kodish EEthical and Legal Issues in Enhancement Research on Human Subjects.  Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2011; 20:30-45.

Mercer M, Brinich MA, Geller G, Harrison K, Highland J, James K, Marshall P, McCormick JB, Tilburt J, Achkar JP, Farrell RM, and Sharp RR: How Patients View Probiotics: Findings From a Multicenter Study of Patients With Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Irritable Bowel Syndrome. J Clin Gastroenterol. 2011 Jun 28. (Epub)

Rabb C, Ford PJ.  But, he told me I needed surgery?:  The ethical importance of patient expectations.  Ethics in Practice, AANS Neurosurgeon 20(1):  11-12.

Selvan MS, Subbian S, Cantor SB, Rodriguez A, Smith ML, Walsh GL. Ethics of Transparency in Research Reports. The Indian Journal of Medical Ethics 2011, 8(1): 31-36.

Sharp RR, Goldlust ME, Eng C. Addressing gaps in physician education through personal genomic testing: An educational experiment at The Cleveland Clinic. Genetics in Medicine 13 (2011):750-751. PMID: 21814069.

Sharp RR. Downsizing genomic medicine: Approaching the ethical complexity of whole-genome sequencing by starting small. Genetics in Medicine 13 (2011): 191-194. PMID: 21311340.

Silver K, Kukulka G, Gorniewicz J, Rayman K, Sharp R. Genetic susceptibility testing for beryllium: Worker knowledge, beliefs, and attitudes. American Journal of Industrial Medicine 54 (2011): 521-32. PMID: 21557280.

Smith ML, Flamm AL. Accommodating Religious Beliefs in the ICU: A Narrative Account of a Disputed Death. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics, Vol 1, No 1, Spring 2011, pp. 55-64.

Smith M. Assessment of Decision-Making Capacity. In: Davis MP, Feyer P, Ortner P, Zimmerman C (eds), Supportive Oncology. Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2011, pp 493-9.

Weise KL, Kodish E. Ethics in Pediatric Care. In Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics, 19th Edition. Eds: RM Kliegman, BF Stanton, J St. Geme, N Schor, RE Behrman. Saunders. 2011

Weise KL, et al. Palliative Care in the PICU. In  Palliative Care for Infants, Children, and Adolescents A Practical Handbook, 2nd Edition. Eds: Brian Carter, Marcia Levetown, Sarah Friebert. Johns Hopkins University Press. October 2011.


International HapMap 3 Consortium, Altshuler DM, Gibbs RA, Peltonen L, Altshuler DM, Gibbs RA, Peltonen L, Dermitzakis E, Schaffner SF, Yu F, Peltonen L, Dermitzakis E, Bonnen PE, Altshuler DM, Gibbs RA, de Bakker PI, Deloukas P, Gabriel SB, Gwilliam R, Hunt S, Inouye M, Jia X, Palotie A, Parkin M, Whittaker P, Yu F, Chang K, Hawes A, Lewis LR, Ren Y, Wheeler D, Gibbs RA, Muzny DM, Barnes C, Darvishi K, Hurles M, Korn JM, Kristiansson K, Lee C, McCarrol SA, Nemesh J, Dermitzakis E, Keinan A, Montgomery SB, Pollack S, Price AL, Soranzo N, Bonnen PE, Gibbs RA, Gonzaga-Jauregui C, Keinan A, Price AL, Yu F, Anttila V, Brodeur W, Daly MJ, Leslie S, McVean G, Moutsianas L, Nguyen H, Schaffner SF, Zhang Q, Ghori MJ, McGinnis R, McLaren W, Pollack S, Price AL, Schaffner SF, Takeuchi F, Grossman SR, Shlyakhter I, Hostetter EB, Sabeti PC, Adebamowo CA, Foster MW, Gordon DR, Licinio J, Manca MC, Marshall PA, Matsuda I, Ngare D, Wang VO, Reddy D, Rotimi CN, Royal CD, Sharp RR, Zeng C, Brooks LD, McEwen JE. Integrating common and rare genetic variation in diverse human populations. Nature. 2010 Sep 2;467(7311):52-8. PMID:  20811451.

Blake V.  Mass African Migration into Europe:  Human Rights and State Obligations.  Hamline University Hamline Journal of Public Law (Fall/Winter 2010).

Dilts DM, Cheng SK, Crites JS, Sandler AB, Doroshow JH (NCI).  Phase III Clinical Trial Development: A Process of Chutes and Ladders,”  Clinical Cancer Research, 2010 November 15: 16(22): 5381-5389.

Eng C, Sharp RR. Bioethical and Clinical Dilemmas of Direct-To-Consumer Personal Genomic Testing: The Problem of Misattributed Equivalence. Science Translational Medicine 2 (2010).

Fabsitz, RR, McGuire A, Sharp RR, Pandey M, Beskow LM, Biesecker LG, Bookman E, Burke W, Burchard EG, Church G, Clayton EW, Eckfeldt JH, Fernandez CV, Fisher R, Fullerton SM, Gabriel S, Gachupin F, James C, Jarvik GP.  Ethical and practical guidelines for reporting genetic research results to study participants:  Updated guidelines from an NHLBI working group. CircCardiovasc Genet. 2010 Dec 1;3(6):574-80. PMID:  21156933.

Frader J, Kodish E, Lantos, J. Symbolic resuscitation, medical futility, and parental rights. Pediatrics 2010, 126:769-72.

Goldenberg AJ, Hull SC, Wilfond BS, Sharp RR.  Patient perspectives on group benefits and harms in genetic research. Public Health Genomics, online publication 10/08/2010. DOI: 10.1159/000317497) PMID: 20938159.

Hazen RA, Eder M, Drotar D, Zyzanski S, Reynolds AE, Reynolds CP, Kodish E, Noll RB. Multi-site Intervention Study to Improve Consent Research Team. A feasibility trial of a video intervention to improve informed consent for parents of children with leukemia. Pediatr Blood Cancer. 2010 Jul 15;55(1): 113-8.

Joffe S, Kodish E.  Protecting the rights and interests of pediatric stem cell donors. Pediatric Blood and Cancer 2011; 56:517-19.

Kohn M. Jumping into our field’s third stream: bioethics, humanities, and the creative arts. Atrium: The Report of the Northwestern Medical Humanities & Bioethics Program. 2010;Summer:13-15.

Landy DC, Sharp RR. Examining the potential for exploitation by local intermediaries. Am J Bioeth. 2010 Mar;10(3):12-3.

Mehlman M, Berg J, Juengst E, Kodish E.  Ethical and Legal Issues in Enhancement Research on Human Subjects.  Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics 2011; 20:30-45.

Paradis C, Phelan MP, Brinich M.  A pilot study to examine research subjects’ perception of participating in research in the emergency department.  J Med Ethics.  2010 Oct:36(10):580-8.

Paradis C, Siemionow M, Papay F, Lohman R, Kodish E, et al.  Ethical considerations in the first American face transplant.  Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, 2010; 126:896-901.

Sharp RR, Landy DC. The financing of clinical genetics research by disease-advocacy organizations:  A review of funding disclosures in biomedical journals.  Am J Med Gen 2010 Dec;152A(12):3051-6.  PMID: 21077206.

Sharp RR, McGowan ML, Verma JA, Landy DC, McAdoo, S, Carson SA, Simpson JL, McCullough LB.  Moral attitudes and beliefs among couples pursuing PGD for sex selection. Reproductive BioMedicine Online 2010 Dec; 21(7): 838-47. EPub2010 Sep. 26. PMID: 21051290.

Silvers JB, Marinova D, Mercer MB, Connors A, Cuttler L. A national study of physician recommendations to initiate and discontinue growth hormone for short stature. Pediatrics. 2010 Sep;126(3):468-476.

Smith ML, Sharp RR, Weise K, Kodish E. Toward competency-based certification of clinical ethics consultants: a four-step process. Journal of Clinical Ethics 21:1 (Spring 2010): 14-22. PMID: 20465070.

Yap TY, Yamokoski A, Hizlan S, Zyzanski S, Angiolillo A, Rheingold S, Baker J, Kodish E.  Informed Consent for Pediatric Phase I Cancer Trials: Physicians’ Perspectives. Cancer 2010; 116:3244-50.

Lead Committee Authorship:  American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Ethics. Committee Opinion No. 466: Ethical considerations for performing gynecologic surgery in low-resource settings abroad. Obstetrics and Gynecology, 2010 Sept; 116(3):793-9.

Weise KL. Do-Not-Attempt-Resuscitation Orders in Public Schools Virtual Mentor. July 2010; 12(7):569-572.

Gilligan T, Smith M, Raffin T.  Ethical Issues of Care in the Cardiac Intensive Care Unit. In: Jeremias A, Brown DL (eds.), Cardiac Intensive Care, Second Edition.  Elsevier, Philadelphia, 2010, pp. 9-24.

Harter TD.  Book Review: James Stacey Taylor, Practical Autonomy and Bioethics.  Reason Papers 2010; 32: 173-178.

Kodish E, Blake V.  Human Subject Research Involving Children.  In:  Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-Based Approach.  (Diekema, Mercurio, Adam eds.), Cambridge University Press.


Barfield R, Kodish E. (2009). Ethical Considerations in Pediatric Oncology Clinical Trials. In S. Orkin, D. Fisher, A. Look, S. Lux, D. Ginsburg, & D. Nathan (Eds.), Oncology of Infancy and Childhood. Philadelphia: Saunders Elsevier.

Berg J, Mehlman M, Rubin D, Kodish E. Making All the Children Above Average: Ethical and Regulatory Concerns for Pediatricians in Pediatric Enhancement Research. Clinical Pediatrics. 2009 Jun;48(5):472-80.

Berlinger N, Flamm A. Define “Effective”: The Curious Case of Chronic Cancer. Hastings Center Report. 2009 Nov-Dec;39(6):17-20.

Bruce CR:  Case Analysis.  Bio Quarterly. 2009;19(6),3-4.

Bruce, CR; Flamm AL. (2009). Case commentary. Virtual Mentor. 2009;11(3)207-214.

Chubak B, Thomas AJ. (2009). Ethical Dilemmas in Male Infertility. In E. Sabanegh Jr. (Ed.), Male Infertility: Problems and Solutions.  New York: Humana Press.

Cuttler L, Marinova D, Mercer MB, Connors A, Meehan R, Silvers JB. Patient, Physician, and Consumer Drivers: Referrals for Short Stature and Access to Specialty Drugs. Medical Care. 2009 Aug;47(8):858-65.

Eves M, Ford PJ. (2009). Surrogate Decision Making: Durable Power of Attorney. In M. Kattan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications. Inc.

Farrell RM, Beigi R. Pandemic Influenza and Pregnancy: An Opportunity to Reassess Maternal Bioethics. The American Journal of Public Health. 2009 Oct;99 Suppl 2:S231-5.

Farrell RM. True north. The Hastings Center Report. 2009 Mar-Apr;39(2):9-10.

Fernandez CV, Gao J, Strahlendorf C, Moghrabi A, Pentz R, Barfield R, Baker J, Santor D, Weijer C, Kodish E. Providing Research Results to Participants: Attitudes and Needs of Adolescents and Parents of Children with Cancer. Journal of Clinical Oncology. 2009 Feb 20;27(6):878-83.

Ford PJ, DeMarco, JP. Anonymous Phone Calls. Hastings Center Report, 2009 Jul-Aug;39(4):11-2.

Ford PJ, Deshpande A. (2009). Ethics: Life and Death Choices in Traumatic Brain Injury. In J. Jallo, CM Loftus (Eds.), Neurotrauma and Critical Care of the Brain. New York: Thieme Medical Publishers.

Ford PJ. (2009). Hacking the Mind: Existential Enhancement in Ghost in the Shell. In S. Shapshay (Ed.), Bioethics at the Movies.  Baltimore: John’s Hopkins University Press.

Ford PJ. Vulnerable Brains: Research Ethics and Neurosurgical Patients. Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. 2009 Spring;37(1):73-82.

Foster MW, Mulvihill JJ, Sharp RR. Evaluating the Utility of Personal Genomic Information. Genetics in Medicine. 2009 Aug;11(8):570-4.

Gatliff J, Ford PJ. 2009. “Moral Factors,” in Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making. ed. Kattan M. Sage: 783-786.

Gerrek M: Commentary - Primate Stroke Research: Still Not Interested. American Journal of Bioethics Neuroscience. 2009 May;9(5)29.

Gordon CR, Siemionow M, Papay F, Pryor L, Gatherwright J, Kodish E, Paradis C, Coffman K, Mathes D, Schneeberger S, Losee J, Serletti JM, Hivelin M, Lantieri L, Zins JE. The World's Experience with Facial Transplantation: What Have We Learned Thus Far? Ann Plast Surg. 2009 Nov;63(5):572-8

Hutchinson JF, Sharp RR. Karma, Reincarnation, and Medicine: Hindu Perspectives on Biomedical Research. Genomic Medicine. 2008 Dec;2(3-4):107-11.

Landy DC, Coverdale JH, McCullough LB, Sharp RR. Prepublication Review of Medical Ethics Research: Cause for Concern. Academic Medicine. 2009 Apr;84(4):495-7.

McGowan M, Burant C, Moran R, Farrell RM. Patient Education and Informed Consent for Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis: Health Literacy for Genetics and Assisted Reproductive Technology. Genetics in Medicine. 2009 Sep;11(9):640-5.

Messinger-Rapport B, Baum E, Smith M. Advance Care Planning: Beyond the Living Will. Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine. 2009 May;76(5):276-85.

Paradis C.   Jennifer S. Hawkins and Ezekiel J. Emanuel. Exploitation and Developing Countries: The Ethics of Clinical Research. New England Journal of Medicine 2009 Apr. 9;360(15)1577.

Ramirez L, Huestis S, Yap TY, Drotar D, Zyzanski S, Kodish E. Potential Chemotherapy Side Effects: What do Oncologists Tell Parents? Pediatric Blood and Cancer. 2009 Apr;52(4):497-502.

Read K, Fernandez CV, Gao J, Strahlendorf C, Moghrabi A, Pentz R, Barfield R, Baker J, Santor D, Weijer C, Kodish E. Decision-Making by Adolescents and Parents of Children with Cancer Regarding Health Research Participation. Pediatrics. 2009 Sept;124(3):959-965.

Sabanegh E, Thomas AJ. (2009). Microsurgical Treatment of Male Infertility. In L. Lipsultz, S. Howards & C. Neiderberger (Eds.), Infertility in the Male. New York: Cambridge University Press.

Sharp RR, Achkar JP, Brinich MA, Farrell RM. Helping Patients Make Informed Choices About Probiotics:  A Need for Research. American Journal of Gastroenterology. 2009 Apr;104(4):809-13.

Sices L, Egbert L, Mercer MB. Sugar-Coaters and Straight Talkers:  Communicating About Developmental Delays in Primary Care. Pediatrics. 2009 Oct;124(4):e705-13.

Siemionow M, Papay F, Alam D, Bernard S, Djohan R, Gordon C, Hendrickson M, Lohman R, Eghtesad B, Coffman K, Kodish E, Paradis C, Avery R, Fung J. Near-total Human Face Transplantation for a Severely Disfigured Patient in the USA. Lancet. 2009 Jul 18;374(9685):203-9.

Smith M. A Possible Solution, But Not the Last Word. Hastings Center Report. 2009 Nov-Dec;39(6):3

Smith M. Medical Appropriateness Review: Appropriately Performed by a Medical Committee. Health Matrix 2008, 18(2):237-244. [Published Summer 2009]

Smith M, Eves M. (2009). Patient Rights. In M. Kattan (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Medical Decision Making, Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Weise, KL. How do we deal with the patient who asks for nontraditional, complementary, or alternative therapies? In Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide from the ACCM Ethics Committee, 2nd Edition. Thompson DR, Kummer HB, Eds. 2009, Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Weise, KL. What unique pediatric  and neonatal considerations need to be addressed? In Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide from the ACCM Ethics Committee, 2nd Edition. Thompson DR, Kummer HB, Eds. 2009, Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Weise, KL. What is the “rule of double effect”? In Critical Care Ethics: A Practice Guide from the ACCM Ethics Committee, 2nd Edition. Thompson DR, Kummer HB, Eds. 2009, Society of Critical Care Medicine.

Yap TY, Yamokoski A, Noll R, Drotar D, Zyzanski S, Kodish E. Teaching and Measuring Better Informed Consent: A Physician-Directed Intervention: Teaching and Measuring Better Informed Consent. Academic Medicine. 2009 Aug;84(8):1036-42.

Yarborough M, Fryer-Edwards K, Geller G, Sharp RR. Transforming the Culture of Biomedical Research From Compliance to Trustworthiness: insights from non-medical sectors. Academic Medicine. 2009 Apr;84(4):472-7.

Yarborough M, Sharp RR. Public trust and research a decade later: what have we learned since Jesse Gelsinger's death? Molecular Genetics and Metabolism. 2009 May;97(1):4-5.

Zhukovsky DS, Hwang JP, Palmer JL, Willey J, Flamm AL, Smith M. Wide Variation in Content of Inpatient Do-Not-Resuscitate Order Forms Used at National Cancer Institute-Designated Cancer Centers in the United States. Supportive Care in Cancer. 2009 Feb;17(2):109-15.


Benzel E, Roy S, Gilberston L, Schlenk R, and Ford P. (with technical writer) 2008. “Innovation: Making the Commitment, Managing the Conflict in the Neurological Institute.” CCF Neuroscience Pathways, Fall/Winter.

Boissy AR, Ford PJ, Edgell RC, Furlan A. 2008. “Ethics Consultations in Stroke and Neurological Disease: A 7 - Year Retrospective Review.” Neurocritical Care, 9(3): 394-399.

DeMarco JP, Ford PJ. 2008. “Ethics and Research in Terminal Refractory Patients” 3(2). 1,  10-11. Clinical Oncology News – Ethics Column

Farrell R. Chapter 4: “Informed Consent” in Office Hysteroscopy and the Evaluation of the Uterine Cavity. Eds. Eds. L.D. Bradley and T. Falcone. St. Louis: Mobsy, 2008. 

Farrell R and Wallach E.  Chapter 2:  “Ethics and Pelvic Surgery” in TeLinde’s Operative Gynecology, 10th Edition. Eds J. Rock and J. Thompson.  Philadelphia:  Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2008.

Farrell RM, Falcone, T.  Review of Surrogate Motherhood and the Politics of Reproduction by Susan Markens. New England Journal of Medicine. 358:651-52.

Farris S, Giroux M, DeMarco J, Ford P.  2008. “Deep Brain Stimulation and the Ethics of Protection and Caring for the Patient with Parkinson's Dementia,” Movement Disorders, 23(14): 1973-1976.

Flamm AL.  Is the Baby in the Bathwater?  A Defining Moment for the Texas Advance Directives Act Review Process for Medical Futility Judgments.   Health Matrix Symposium Issue on Medical Futility, 2008

Ford PJ, Dudzinski DM. eds. 2008, Complex Ethical Consultations: Cases that Haunt Us. Cambridge University Press, 278pp.

Ford PJ.  2008.  “Special Section on Clinical Neuroethics Consultation:  Introduction.” Healthcare Ethics Committee (HEC) Forum, 20(4): 311-314.

Ford PJ. 2008. “Quality of Life, Professionalism, and Research Ethics in Spine Trauma,” in Spine Trauma and Critical Care. eds. Jallo J, Vaccaro AR. Thieme: 220-228.

Ford PJ. 2008. “The Clinical Ethicist” in Palliative Medicine. ed. Walsh D. Elsevier Science. 

Ford PJ, DeMarco JP. 2008. “Sleeping Unto Death: Ethics of Palliative Sedation.” 3(1): 1, 18-19. Clinical Oncology News – Ethics Column

Foster MW, Sharp RR. The contractual genome: how direct-to-consumer genomic services may help patients take ownership of their DNA. Personalized Medicine 5 (2008): 399-404.

Foster MW, Sharp RR. Out of sequence: how consumer genomics could displace clinical genetics. Nature Reviews Genetics 9 (2008): 419.

Hull SC, Sharp RR, Botkin JR, Brown M, Hughes M, Sugarman J, Schwinn D, Sankar P, Bolcic-Javonivic D, Clarridge BR, Wilfond BS. Patients’ views on identifiability of samples and informed consent for genetic research. American Journal of Bioethics 8 (2008): 62-70.

Jones G, DeMarco J, Ford PJ. 2008. “Do Oncologists Have a Duty to Warn Third Parties?” 3(11). Clinical Oncology News – Ethics Column

Kodish E. Co-Editor, Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine
Special Supplement: Ethical Challenges in Surgical Innovation Summit Proceedings
Supplement 6, Volume 75. November 2008.

Mueenuddin H, Kodish E.  Role of independent advocates for research subjects who are wards of state. Virtual Mentor. 2008; 10(8):524-6.

Paradis, C, Weise, K. “Research Bioethics.” In Palliative Medicine ed: Walsh, Declan. Publ: Elsevier. 2008

Paradis, C. Bias in Surgical Research. Annals of Surgery 2008; 248(2) 

Sharp RR, Yarborough M, Walsh JW. Responsible patient advocacy: perspectives from the Alpha-1 Foundation. American Journal of Medical Genetics 146 (2008): 2845-2850.

Sharp RR, Landy DC, Scott AR, Kicklighter LA. Who is buying bioethics research? American Journal of Bioethics 8 (2008): 54-58.

Sharp RR, Marchant GE, Grodsky JA. Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (2008).

Sharp RR, Marchant GE, Grodsky JA. Environmental protection in the age of genomics. In Genomics and Environmental Regulation: Ethical, Legal, and Policy Issues. Baltimore, MD: Johns Hopkins University Press (2008).

Smith M. Chaplaincy and Clinical Ethics: A Common Set of Questions. The Hastings Center Report 38(6):  28-29, 2008.

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