GLOBAL HEALTH & SOCIAL MEDICINE
Dr. Robert Truog has published more than 200 articles in bioethics and related disciplines, including national guidelines for providing end-of-life care in the Intensive Care Unit. He is principal investigator on an R0-1 grant from the NIH to improve end-of-life care in pediatric intensive care units. In his role as director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice, he conducts research and develops educational initiatives related to communication and relational skills. He lectures widely nationally and internationally. His writings on the subject of brain death have been translated into several languages, and in 1997, he provided expert testimony on this subject to the German Parliament.
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Dr. Robert Truog is professor of medical ethics, anaesthesiology & pediatrics at Harvard Medical School and a senior associate in Critical Care Medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital. Dr. Truog received his medical degree from the University of California, Los Angeles, and is board certified in the practices of pediatrics, anesthesiology, and pediatric critical care medicine. He also holds a master’s degree in philosophy from Brown University and an honorary master of arts from Harvard University.
Dr. Truog’s major administrative roles include acting director of the Division of Medical Ethics and director of clinical ethics in the Division of Medical Ethics, Department of Global Health and Social Medicine at Harvard Medical School, executive director of the Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice at Boston Children’s Hospital, and chair of the Harvard Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee.
Dr. Truog is an active member of numerous committees and advisory boards and has received several awards over the years, including The Christopher Grenvik Memorial Award from the Society of Critical Care Medicine for his contributions and leadership in the area of ethics.
Annals of the American Thoracic Society, October 1, 2013
Intensive care medicine, August 8, 2013
American journal of respiratory and critical care medicine, July 1, 2013
The New England journal of medicine, June 5, 2013
Critical care medicine, June 1, 2013
BMJ supportive & palliative care, June 1, 2013
International journal of surgical pathology, May 10, 2013
The Medical journal of Australia, May 6, 2013
Intensive care medicine, February 22, 2013
Departments of Anaesthesia and Pediatrics
Boston Children's Hospital
Center for Bioethics