Dr. Robert Truog

Dr. Robert Truog is the Frances Glessner Lee Professor of Medical Ethics, Anaesthesiology & Pediatrics at Harvard Medical School, where he serves as Director of the Center for Bioethics, leading educational and academic initiative across the medical school, including an undergraduate curriculum, a Master’s degree, and a Fellowship program.

He has practiced pediatric intensive care medicine at Boston Children’s Hospital for more than 30 years, including serving as Chief of the Division for more than a decade. He has published more than 300 articles and books in bioethics and related disciplines, including “Talking with patients and families about medical error” (2010, Hopkins) and Death, dying, and organ transplantation (2012, Oxford). In 2013 he was honored with the Spinoza Chair at the University of Amsterdam.