Arthur Caplan, PhD

Drs. William F. and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine

Founding Head of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU School of Medicine


Prior to NYU, Dr. Caplan was the Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he created the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Ethics. He has served as the Chair of the National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group, Chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning; and Chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability. Dr. Caplan is also the Co-Director of the Joint Council of Europe/United Nations Study on Trafficking in Organs and Body Parts.

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