Edmund D. Pellegrino, M.D. (1920-2013), Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Medical Ethics at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University, was a physician, philosopher, and administrator who is considered one of the “fathers of bioethics.” An esteemed administrator who had been the President of Catholic University (1978-1982), the Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics (1983-1989), the Founder and Director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center (1991 to 1996), and the Chairman of the President’s Council of Bioethics (2005-2009), Dr. Pellegrino was first and foremost a practicing physician who viewed bioethical issues through the lens of virtue ethics. A prolific writer, this database contains 681 records for his journal articles, book chapters, lectures and monographs devoted to medical ethics, bioethics, and his philosophical reflections on the physician-patient relationship.

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