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Title/s: Professor, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago
Specialty Area: Health Law
Kayhan Parsi is a Professor of Bioethics & Health Policy at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Loyola University Chicago, having joined the faculty in January, 2002. He is also the Graduate Program Director of the online master’s and doctoral programs in bioethics. He has served as a co-course director for Patient-Centered Medicine for the first year medical students at Stritch and is also a small group facilitator for both PCM-1 and PCM-3. He serves on the LUHS ethics committee and is an ethics consultant for LUHS.
He has published in a variety of areas and has interests in clinical ethics, medical ethics education, professionalism and professional ethics, global health and justice, media and bioethics, and the history of medicine and bioethics. He has been an adjunct professor at Northwestern University Law School and UIC College of Medicine.
He was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2007 to the nominating committee of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the major professional organization for bioethicists and medical humanities scholars in the United States. He was elected in 2009 to a 3-year term to the Board of Directors of ASBH. He also served as a member of the Public Interest Panel of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education from 2004 to 2006. He served as the chair of the Council of Graduate School Programs at Loyola for the year 2007-2008. In 2009, he was invited to serve as a book review editor for the American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB). In 2012, he was invited to serve as an associate editor for AJOB.
From 1997 to 2001, he worked at the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association (AMA). As Director of Academic Affairs, he supervised the Institute's Fellowship and Externship Programs, as well as the seminar and lecture series. He was a senior editor for the Virtual Mentor, the ethics journal of the AMA.
He has served as a co-course director for Patient-Centered Medicine for the first year medical students at Stritch and is also a small group facilitator for both PCM-1 and PCM-3. He serves on the LUHS ethics committee and is an ethics consultant for LUHS.
BA, Rice University
JD, University of Houston Law Center
PhD, Medical Humanities, University of Texas Medical Branch of Galveston