Arthur Caplan is Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Bioethics at New York University Langone Medical Center in New York City.

Previously, Caplan was Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, chair of the department of medical ethics, and director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

He is the author or editor of 25 books and over 500 papers in journals of medicine, science, philosophy, bioethics and health policy.

Last Updated: June 8, 2017