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Robert L. Klitzman

College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University

Robert L. Klitzman is a professor of psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health and the director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University.

In addition, he co-founded and for five years co-directed the Center for Bioethics, and for 10 years directed the Ethics and Policy Core of the HIV Center.

Klitzman's books include When Doctors Become Patients; Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS (with Ronald Bayer); Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing; and The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe. His work has appeared in Journal of the American Medical Association, Science, The New York Times, Newsweek, The Nation, and other publications.

Klitzman has been awarded fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation, the Russell Sage Foundation, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Rockefeller Foundation, and the Commonwealth Fund. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the N.Y. State Stem Cell Commission, and a member of the Research Ethics Advisory Panel of the U.S. Department of Defense.

Last Updated: September 2, 2017