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Paul Hutchison, MD, MA, HEC-C

Title/s:  Associate Professor


Paul Hutchison, MD, MA, HEC-C is associate professor of medicine and bioethics at the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. Paul grew up in the northwest suburbs of Chicago and then attended Duke University for undergraduate studies. For medical school he attended Georgetown University where he simultaneously earned his master's degree in philosophy. He then returned to Chicago for his medical training in internal medicine, pulmonary medicine, and critical care. Paul joined Loyola's faculty in 2015. His clinical responsibilities include staffing the medical intensive care unit, the pulmonary consultation team, a general pulmonary clinic and an advance directive clinic at Loyola. He also rotates on the ventilator weaning service at RML Specialty Hospital. In 2018 he earned his certification as a healthcare ethics consultant from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.

Paul's research interests include the formation of trust between families and clinicians in the intensive care unit and approaches to advance care planning in the outpatient setting. In his role on the ethics committee he revised Loyola's policies on resuscitation and inappropriate treatments. During the pandemic he drafted Loyola's strategies for ventilator and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) allocation and its approach to family communication.

In addition to his clinical and research responsibilities Paul is actively engaged in educational activities for medical students, house staff, and students of Neiswanger's graduate ethics programs. Since his arrival at Loyola he has been recognized as one of the top three educators in the department of medicine every year. He has received the department of medicine's Inspirational Attending Award twice and in 2021 was awarded the Outstanding Off-service Faculty Educator Award from the department of emergency medicine. He is assistant director of the ICU subinternship for MS4 students and lectures on advanced topics in critical care ethics and advance care planning.


  • MD, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • MA in Philosophy, Georgetown University

Selected Publications

  • Kuczewski M, Wasson K, Hutchison PJ, Dilling D. Putting ethics and clinical decision making before politics: Requiring COVID-19 immunization for solid organ transplantation (SOT) candidates and their support team. J Heart Lung Transplant. Online 2022;41:17-19. PMID 34799246.
  • Tarsney PS, Sandel ME, Doyle CK, Shapiro SP, Hutchison PJ, Mukherjee D. Putting the pieces together: Advance directives in the rehabilitation setting. PM&R 2020;12:73-81. PMID 31774628.
  • Nguyen L, Hutchison PJ. The Design and Implementation of a Physician-Staffed, Referral-Based Advance Directive Clinic at an Academic Medical Center. J Pain Symptom Manage 2018; 4:e4-e6. PMID 29964130.