Lainie Ross, MD, PhD

General Pediatrics, Pediatrics | More

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

UChicago Faculty Physicians hold faculty positions with the University of Chicago and provide care for patients on the academic health system’s main campus in Hyde Park and in care centers throughout the Chicago region.


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

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

Other Grad Education

  • PhD, Yale University

Memberships & Medical Societies

  • American Academy of Pediatrics
  • American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
  • Hastings Center
  • Aetna HMO (specialists only)
  • Aetna POS
  • Aetna PPO
  • BCBS Blue Precision HMO (specialists only)
  • BCBS HMO (HMOI) (specialists only)
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • CountyCare *see insurance page
  • Aetna Better Health *see insurance page
  • Medicare
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Choice Plus POS/PPO
  • United Options (PPO)
  • United Select (HMO & EPO) (specialists only)
  • United W500 Emergent Wrap
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • BCBS Medicare Advantage HMO & PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana Medicare Advantage Gold Plus HMO
  • United Choice HMO (specialists only)
  • University of Chicago Health Plan (UCHP)
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Comer Children's Hospital - Hyde Park

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At a Glance

Practicing Since1986

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics

Languages Spoken

  • Spanish
  • English