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Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics

Professor of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and The College

Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine

Dr. Lainie Ross is a frequent lecturer at national and international conferences, where she addresses ethical controversies in medical practice and research. She has written more than 100 research articles on ethical and policy issues in organ transplantation, genetic testing, pediatrics, and human subjects protections.

Currently, Dr. Ross serves on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and as the chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Executive Committee.

Practice Location

The University of Chicago Medicine
Comer Children’s Hospital
5721 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification


Medical School

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Internship and Residency

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
Babies Hospital of Columbia Presbyterian Hospitals


American Academy of Pediatrics
American Society of Bioethics and Humanities
Hastings Center

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6323

Office Fax

(773) 834-5964

Office Postal Address

Lainie F. Ross, MD, PhD
The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6082
Chicago, IL 60637

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Read More About Dr. Ross

In recognition of her expertise in public policy and medical ethics, Dr. Ross was elected a Hastings Center Fellow in 2009.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Ross' publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.