Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

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Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine

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Lainie Ross, MD, PhD, 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.

Dr. Ross was a 2014 recipient of a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship and the 2015 recipient of the William Bartholome Award in Ethical Excellence from the American Academy of Pediatrics. She currently serves on the NIH Special Emphasis Panel on Societal and Ethical Issues in Research (SEIR) and on the board of directors of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.


Areas of Expertise

  • Pediatric Research Ethics
  • Medical Ethics
  • Pediatric Care

Medical Education

  • University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital


  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Morgan Stanley Children's Hospital

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Hastings Center
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare
  • Coventry Health Plan PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Illinicare*
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice / Choice Plus
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
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At a Glance

Practicing Since1986

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English