About Us

PCCB

The Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics (PCCB) at Georgetown University Medical Center was established over two decades ago in order to create a center of excellence, filling a unique need for bioethics that is directly oriented towards clinical medicine and strongly rooted in the Catholic and Jesuit tradition. In its situation at Georgetown University, it complements the activity and interests of the renowned Kennedy Institute of Ethics, the Philosophy Department and Law Center.

PCCB Mission Statement

The Edmund D. Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics is a University-based ethics resource for those who shape and give health care. Committed to the dynamic interplay between theory and practice, experience and reflection, center scholars bring expertise in clinical practice, philosophy, theology, law and basic science to the ethical challenges that arise in the care of particular patients. An academic community dedicated to creating and communicating knowledge we seek to promote serious ethical reflection and discourse in pursuit of health care that continues the Gospel Mission of healing and growth.

This blog is part of the effort to honor Dr. Pellegrino’s vision and to uphold the PCCB mission. It provides a space for Center scholars to contribute to ongoing discussions of ethical issues both within and beyond the clinical setting, to collaborate with peers in the field, and to engage those outside of the bioethics community.

MEET OUR FACULTY

G. Kevin Donovan, MD Director
G. Kevin Donovan, MD
Director
Kevin T. FitzGerald, MDiv, PhD, PhD Associate Professor David Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics
Kevin T. FitzGerald, MDiv, PhD, PhD
Associate Professor
David Lauler Chair for Catholic Health Care Ethics
James Giordano, PhD Adjunct Professor Director, Neuroethics Studies
James Giordano, PhD
Professor, Department of Neurology and Department of Biochemistry
Chief, Neuroethics  Program, PCCB

 

 

 

 

 

 

David G Miller, PhD Associate Director for Academic Programs
David G Miller, PhD
Associate Director for Academic Programs