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Posted on April 30, 2015 at 11:02 AM

The American Journal of Bioethics (AJOB) is delighted to announce two new additions to its esteemed Editorial Team.

John Lantos, Associate Editor

John Lantos, MD, is Director of the Children’s Mercy Hospital Bioethics Center in Kansas City.  Prior to moving to Kansas City, he was a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, where he was also Chief of General Pediatrics and Associate Director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics.

Dr. Lantos has held many leadership positions in bioethics and pediatrics.  He is past president of both the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities as well as the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.  He is on the Executive Committee of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics. He is an Associate Editor of Pediatrics and Perspectives in Biology and Medicine. He was named one of the best pediatricians in the Midwest by Ladies Home Journal. 

He has published hundreds of peer-reviewed articles and many books, including The Lazarus CaseNeonatal Bioethics, and Do We Still Need Doctors?  He has discussed designer babies on Larry King Live, medical errors on Oprah, and ethics consultations on Nightline.  His latest book, Preterm Babies, Fetal Patients, and Childbearing Choices (MIT 2015), analyzes the rise of fetal medicine and how it changes the way people think about perinatal decisions.

Anita Tarzian, Clinical Ethics Co-Editor

Anita Tarzian serves as Program Coordinator for the Maryland Health Care Ethics Committee Network (MHECN), which is run out of the Law and Health Care Program at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law. Dr. Tarzian is an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland School of Nursing, in the Department of Family and Community Health. She serves as an IRB Co-Chair at Chesapeake Research Review, Inc., in Columbia, MD, and also as an independent ethics consultant. She served as Chair of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs (CECA) Standing Committee of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), and ASBH’s Core Competencies Update Task Force, which produced a second edition of the report, “Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation.”

Dr. Tarzian received her doctorate in Nursing (focus in Ethics) from the University of Maryland School of Nursing, and a Masters from the same university in Intercultural Nursing. She has a clinical background in surgical oncology and hospice nursing, and is a returned Peace Corps Volunteer (Dominican Republic). Her professional focus has been in clinical and research ethics, including clinical ethics consultation in acute and long-term care settings, ethics education, palliative care, hospice, the influence of culture on health care decision-making, and disability rights.

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