Jerry Menikoff, M.D., J.D.


University of Kansas Medical Center
Kansas CIty,Kansas

M.D., Washington University (St. Louis) School of Medicine
M.P.P, Harvard Law School & Kennedy School of Government
J.D., Harvard Law School & Kennedy School of Government
A.B., Harvard College

Jerry Menikoff is Associate Professor of Law, Ethics & Medicine at the University of Kansas, with appointments in the Schools of Medicine and Law. He serves as the Medical Director for Hospital Ethics for the University of Kansas Hospital, and in addition is Chairperson of the Ethics Committee and the Human Subjects Committee (IRB). He was a Fellow in Ethics at the University of Chicago, and a Faculty Fellow in Harvard University's Program in Ethics and the Professions. He has taught the health law course at the University of Chicago Law School, and has served as a Visiting Professor of Law at Hofstra University. He is also Visiting Professor and a member of the initial faculty for the LLM program in health law at the "on-line only" Concord University School of Law.

His primary areas of research in the law and bioethics field deal with organ transplantation, the definition of death, end-of-life decision-making, and issues relating to futility and medical standards of care. Recently he has been spending much of his time on the issue of human subjects research, and he is currently completing work on a book tentatively titled, The Law of Human Research, to be published by Oxford University Press.

His casebook, Law and Bioethics, was published in 2001 by Georgetown University Press, and the paperback edition was released in the Spring of 2002. It was chosen by the Association of American University Presses as one of thirty-five books included in its 2002 program, "The Best of the Best from the University Presses: Books You Should Know About."