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Dr. Gerard Magill

Monday, July 20, 2020
02:00pm EDT

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Since 2007 Dr. Gerard Magill has held the Vernon F. Gallagher Chair for the Integration of Science, Theology, Philosophy, and Law at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, where he is a tenured Professor in the Center for Healthcare Ethics.  Dr. Magill is also a board member for the Carl G. Grefenstette Center for Ethics in Science, Technology, and Law at Duquesne University, and is actively involved in its mission.

Dr. Magill graduated with his Ph.D. degree In 1987 from Edinburgh University in Scotland, and then developed his scholarly career at Saint Louis University, where in 1996 he was appointed as the Department Chair of the Center for Healthcare Ethics in the University’s Health Sciences Campus.  As Executive Director of that Center from 1999 he held multiple appointments, including being a member of the Council of Deans for the University’s Health Sciences Campus, a Division Director in the Department of Internal Medicine at the University Hospital, a member of the University’s Institutional Review Board, a member of the Hospital Ethics Committee, a Professor in the School of Medicine (secondary appointment), and a Professor in the School of Public Health (secondary appointment).

Dr. Magill has authored, co-authored, or edited 12 books, including a co-authored textbook on healthcare ethics.  His most recent co-authored book (2020) deals with governance ethics for healthcare organizations.  He has published over 70 scholarly articles and has given over 200 presentations at academic and professional conferences.  A member of 15 Professional Associations, he has extensive experience on Institutional Review Boards, Ethics Consultation Services, and Hospital Ethics Committees. 

In the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Duquesne University, Dr. Magill teaches courses on ethics in the doctoral program. His current research includes: Governance Ethics and Organizational Ethics in Healthcare; Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation (e.g., Face & Limb transplants); Hospital Ethics Committees; Research Ethics, Human Subjects Protection, and Institutional Review Boards; Medical Error and Patient Safety; and Human Genomics & Digital/Bio-Technology.

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