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18th Annual Waggoner Lecture

Wed., Nov. 13, 2013

Myths and Misconceptions in Biomedical Ethics

Robert Sade, MD
Professor of Surgery
Medical University of South Carolina

4:00 – 5:30 pm
Ford Auditorium, UH

Robert M Sade, MD


Robert M Sade, MD, is Professor of Surgery and Director of the Institute of Human Values in Health Care at the Medical University of South Carolina. He trained in surgery at various Harvard teaching hospitals, finishing at the Children’s Hospital, Boston in pediatric cardiac surgery where he served on the faculty for several years before moving to MUSC to create the Section of Pediatric Cardiac Surgery in 1975. He has written several hundred articles, book chapters, and books on cardiothoracic surgery, medical education, biomedical ethics, and health policy. Dr. Sade was a member of the American Medical Association’s Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs for seven years, retiring as chair of the Council in 2007. He served on the Society of Thoracic Surgeons Standards and Ethics Committee for 14 years, retiring after 6 years as chair in 2012. Dr. Sade currently chairs the Ethics Committee of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and serves as Associate Editor of the Annals of Thoracic Surgery.

For more information, please contact:

Philip M. Margolis, MD, Professor Emeritus
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan


Sandra S. Glover, Administrative Assistant Senior
Department of Psychiatry, University of Michigan