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Linda Emanuel, MD, PhD, is the Director of the Buehler Center on Aging, Professor of Health Industry Management at the Kellogg School and Professor of Medicine at Northwestern University Medical School. She is the founder and Principal of the Education for Physicians in End-of-life Care (EPEC) Project that is being run out of this program. She is Health Section Director for Kellogg's Ford Motor Company Center for Global Citizenship research initiative on international corporate responsibility for ethics in health care.

Prior to joining Northwestern University, Dr. Emanuel was Vice President of Ethics Standards and Head of the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association. Dr. Emanuel moved to Chicago to create the Institute for Ethics at the AMA and to expand Ethics Standards. In the first three years, these paired entities grew rapidly and were highly productive, including in the design and implementation of both the EPEC Project and the E-Force Program. The latter is a rigorous and innovative, multiple stakeholder group that identifies and validates measures for ethical parameters for all parties involved in health care. Another aspect of her work in this period was to foster and support the deliberations of the Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs and the continuing evolution of this Council's 150 year old Code of Ethics.

Until 1996, Dr. Emanuel was the Assistant Director, Division of Medical Ethics and until 1998 the Glessner Lee Associate Professor of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. She has published and lectured extensively on clinical ethics including end-of-life care, the patient-physician relationship, academic integrity, accountability, organizational ethics and professionalism.

Dr. Emanuel was trained at Cambridge University, University College London, Oxford University, Harvard Medical School and Harvard University. She is a board-certified general internist with fellowship training in public health research methodology and fellowship training in professional ethics. Until 1996 she cared for patients at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She takes part in the Palliative Care Service and Geriatrics Evaluation Services at Northwestern Memorial Hospital. Prior to her clinical career, Dr. Emanuel was a research neurophysiologist, in which field she earned her PhD.

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Education
MD, 1984, Harvard University
MB, 1982, University of Oxford
PhD, 1980, University College, London
MA, 1976, University of Cambridge

Grants and Awards
Edwin L. Crosby Fellowship, Health Research Education Trust (in partnership with the American Heart Association), 2008

Editorial Positions
Editorial Board, International Journal of General Medicine, 2008
Editorial Board, International Medical Case Reports Journal, 2009
Editorial Board, Merck Manual and Merck Manual Home Edition, 2005
Co-Editor, UpToDate, 2005

 
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