MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6098
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Phone: (773) 702-1453
Fax: (773) 702-0090

The University of Chicago
Division of Biological Sciences
Department of Medicine

MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Founded in 1984 with generous support from Dorothy J. MacLean and her family, the MacLean Center was the nation’s first program devoted to clinical medical ethics. Clinical medical ethics examines ethical issues that arise in encounters between patients, families, and physicians, and aims to improve the process and outcome of patient care. After twenty years, the MacLean Center is the leading program in the country devoted to the study and teaching of clinical ethics. The program has gained national and international prominence for its groundbreaking research and training in medical ethics.

The MacLean Center approaches issues in medical ethics through diverse activities and multidisciplinary partnerships. More information about the MacLean Center activities can be found through these links:

Ethics Fellowship Training

Ethics Consults

Ethics Conferences

Ethics Fellowship Program

Since 1986, the MacLean Center has directed a renowned ethics fellowship program. More than 175 fellows have been trained at the MacLean Center. Most fellows have been physicians, but we have also trained nurses, legal scholars, theologians, and philosophers. Our fellows continue to perform groundbreaking research in medical ethics. Former fellows have published more than 50 books in the field. Thirty of our past fellows now direct ethics programs in hospitals and research centers in the United States, Canada and Europe. Twenty former fellows are now full professors at academic institutions, and eight hold endowed professorial chairs.



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