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Cleveland Clinic's commitment to quality patient care includes a deep concern for the ethical aspects of medicine. The Department of Bioethics, established in 1984, offers clinical consultation, research ethics, institutional ethics support, education and research.

By systematically examining patient values and moral beliefs, members of the Department of Bioethics seek to enhance the many clinical interactions that take place among patients, families, community members and healthcare professionals.

Members of the department play a vital role in the Center for Reconstructive Transplantation, offering guidance and support to patients and their family members at no cost.


Ethical Issues in Near-Total Face Transplantation

Eric Kodish, MD, Chairman of the Cleveland Clinic Bioethics Department