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Center for Bioethics

The Department of Bioethics was founded in 1984, and then transitioned into the Center for Bioethics in 2017. Today the center comprises twelve faculty members and two fellows along with research and support staff who are committed to quality patient care, research and education.
Center for BioEthics

The Center for Bioethics on Cleveland Clinic's Main Campus has provided clinically-based services in support of quality patient care since 1984. The Center for Bioethics includes professional staff and fellows with various backgrounds (e.g., medicine, philosophy, health policy, law, theology, education, bioethics), as well as administrative support.

Clinical programs and services of the Center for Bioethics include:

  • Ethics Consultation
  • Ethics Education
  • Ethics-related policy revision and recommendation
  • ICU Multidisciplinary Rounds
  • Selection Team Participation for Transplantation, Heart Failure, and Neurological Interventions
  • Support for the Ethics Committee

Additional programs include:

  • Bioethics Research
  • Research Ethics Consultation
  • Fellowship Training
  • Virtual Ethics Consultation

The Center for Bioethics also provides support and staffing for the Clinical Ethics services and programs at the Cleveland Clinic regional hospitals in the greater Cleveland area.


About Center for Bioethics

Ten faculty members and two fellows, along with research and support staff, who are committed to quality patient care, research and education.

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Clinical Ethics

Services provided on Cleveland Clinic's main campus, ambulatory care centers, regional hospitals and virtually through Express Care Online.

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Fostering best ethical practices in diagnosing and treating neurological diseases. Provides ethics services to patients, families and care providers.

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Learn about our clinical ethics and specialty fellowship.

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Clinical Ethics Immersion Program

Cleveland Clinic's Clinical Ethics Immersion Program is a rigorous immersion learning experience with a three-day preparatory intensive course.

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Virtual Visits

Virtual ethics consultations to help patients, families and healthcare professionals think through complex health care decisions.

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Conferences & Lectures

Bioethics offers standing educational events on the first Thursday, second Tuesday , and fourth Tuesday of each month.

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Research & Innovations

Highlights of recent research in bioethics, including publications.

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The Anthony J. Thomas, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture Series

The Anthony J. Thomas, Jr., MD Memorial Lecture Series

Cleveland Clinic's Office of Patient Experience has established this new lecture series in memory of beloved staff member, Anthony Thomas, Jr., MD, who passed in 2017. This year's lectures focused on “Empathy and Valuing Every Person.”

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