2005 Award Recipient - Edmund Pellegrino, MD, MACP



The Section on Bioethics is honored to present to Edmund Pellegrino, MD, MACP the 2005 William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence. Dr Pellegrino is the Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center. He was the John Carroll Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics and the former director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the Center for the Advanced Study of Ethics at Georgetown University and the Center for Clinical Bioethics. In September 2005, Dr Pellegrino was appointed by President Bush to chair the President's Council on Bioethics.

He received his BS degree from St. John's University and his M.D. from New York University. He served residencies in medicine at Bellevue, Goldwater Memorial, and Homer Folks Tuberculosis Hospitals, following which he was a research fellow in renal medicine and physiology at New York University. During Dr Pellegrino's 50 plus years in medicine and university administration, he has been departmental chairman, dean, vice chancellor and president.

Dr Pellegrino is the author of over 550 published items in medical science, philosophy, and ethics and a member of numerous editorial boards. He is the author or co-author of twenty books, and the founding editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Dr Pellegrino is a Master of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and recipient of forty-six honorary doctorates in addition to other honors and awards including the Benjamin Rush Award from the American Medical Association, the Abraham Flexner Award of the Association of American Medical Colleges, and the Laetare Award of the University of Notre Dame.

Dr Pellegrino's research interests include the history and philosophy of medicine, professional ethics, and the physician-patient relationship.


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