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Mark Kuczewski, PhD, HEC-C

Professor & Director


PhD, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA

Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, is the Fr. Michael I. English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics.  He is also the director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy. Mark is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) and a Fellow of the Hastings Center.  Mark is a dedicated bioethics educator. He is known for having created two of the major online graduate programs in bioethics. In the mid-1990s, his experience in providing resources to support ethics committees in community hospitals led him to explore online education. His mission has been to form a supportive learning community that enables experienced professionals to share their insights and support each other to meet their emerging clinical and administrative challenges.  The graduate bioethics programs of the Neiswanger Institute are the outcome of this guiding ideal.

His current interests include attention to the role of culture and spirituality in decision making.  This has led him to a particular interest in the bioethical issues related to the recent wave of immigration to the United States. He has been an articulate spokesperson for the just and equitable treatment of immigrant patients.  His writings argue for a prohibition on forced medical repatriation and the severing of any relationship between health insurance and immigration status. He served as the project manager of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine effort to include Dreamers in medical education.  This resulted in Stritch becoming the first medical school in the nation to welcome applications from Dreamers of DACA status.  He is also co-chair (with Bruce Boyer, JD) of the university-wide Dreamer Committee at Loyola University Chicago that seeks to foster inclusion of Dreamers in all aspects of the life of the university including its research, education, and service missions.

For this work, Mark has received numerous awards including being named co-winner of the Loyola University Chicago 2017 Faculty Member of the Year. (Read Dr. Kuczewski's remarks here.)  More recently, he received the prestigious Award for Bioethics Service in the Face of Challenges from the International Association of Bioethics (IAB).  Listen to his remarks here.




Courses Taught

  • BEHL 401 Clinical Bioethics
  • BEHL 403 Ethics Across the Care Continuum
  • BEHL 412 Organizational Ethics I: Business, Professionalism, and Justice
  • BEHL 419 Organizational Ethics II: Ethical Leadership for a Changing Healthcare Environment





  • Bioethicists and Health Care Institutions Must Act Against Florida’s Anti-Immigrant Law. Hastings Bioethics Forum May 24, 2023
  • DACA at 10: More, Please. Hastings Bioethics Forum June 14, 2022
  • Making Vaccine Appointments is Tearing Us Apart. Hastings Bioethics Forum March 17, 2021
  • Deny Vaccination to Undocumented Immigrants? Who Might Benefit? Bioethics.Net Blog January 7, 2021
  • Measure Twice and Cut Once: The Value of Health Care Ethicists in the Pandemic. Hastings Bioethics Forum June 10, 2020
  • When DACA Recipients Seek to Match: Some Tips from the Trenches.  Kuczewski M, Sayed A, Aramburo R, Michelfelder A.  AM ROUNDSApril 2, 2019.