Peter A Clark, Ph.D

Editorial Board Member

Department of Medical Ethics and Clinical Bioethics
Saint Joseph's University, USA  

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Peter A. Clark is a Professor of Medical Ethics and Director of the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia. He is also the Bioethicist for the Mercy Health System of Philadelphia, Aria Jefferson Health System, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children and Shriners Hospital for Children in Philadelphia, St. Agnes Hospital in Baltimore, Mercy Hospital in Baltimore, Catholic Charites of Maryland and Caritas Baby Hospital in Bethlehem, Palestine. As Bioethicist, Father Clark is responsible for the ethical training of the medical fellows, residents and interns in all the acute care hospitals. He does weekly Ethics Teaching Rounds at the three acute care facilities in the Mercy Health System and the 3 acute care hospitals in the Aria  Jefferson Health System, he co-chairs the hospital ethics committees, IRBs and the Corporate Ethics Committee and is on consult 24/7 for all the hospitals. Dr. Clark received his Ph.D. from Loyola University of Chicago in Medical Ethics and is author of numerous articles in medical and bioethics journals on topics, which include: medical futility, pain management, prejudice in the medical profession, the medical use of marijuana, tube feedings and PVS patients, male circumcision and HIV/AIDS, face transplantation, and the Ashley treatment, etc. He is also author of To Treat or Not to Treat: the Ethical Methodology of Richard A. McCormick as Applied to Treatment Decisions for Handicapped Newborns published by Creighton University Press and  Death With Dignity: Ethical and Practical Considerations for Caregivers of the Terminally Ill, published by University of Chicago Press. Dr. Clark is also editor of Contemporary Issues in Bioethics and Bioethics: Medical, Ethical and Legal Perspectives. Dr. Clark also is a reviewer for numerous bioethics journals and is a member of various medical and ethical organizations nationally and internationally.