Arthur Caplan

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Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy
Ph.D. Columbia University
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(215) 898-7136
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Emanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania

Chair, Department of Medical Ethics, University of Pennsylvania

Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests: 
  • transplantation research ethics
  • genetics
  • reproductive technologies
  • health policy
  • general bioethics
  • Selected Publications: 

    Taking ethics seriously in cosmetic dermatology”, Archives of Dermatology, 142, 12, 2006: 1641-2, (with Amy Newburger).

    “Consent and anonymisation in research involving biobanks: Serious barriers to an international framework”, EMBO Reports, 7, 2006: 661-6. (with Bernice Elger).

    “Creating a medical, legal and ethical framework for complex living kidney donors”, Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology, 1: 2006: 1148-53 (with P.P. Reese, A. Kesselheim and R.D. Bloom)

    “Ethical issues surrounding forced, mandated, or coerced treatment”, Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment 31, 2, 2006: 117-120. “No method, thus madness?” Hastings Center Report, 2006:12-13.