Arthur Caplan, Ph.D.


Director of the Center for Bioethics
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia,Pennsylvania
United StatesArthur Leonard Caplan is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and Trustee Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. He specializes in bioethics and has written on issues concerning organ transplantation, medical ethics, health policy, and the biological sciences. Dr. Caplan is also a member of the Presidential Advisory Committee on Gulf War Veteran's Illnesses and Chairman of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control, and Food and Drug Administration on Blood Safety and Availability.

Dr. Caplan graduated from Brandeis University in 1971 and Columbia University in 1979. He has served as the Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Minnesota and as the Director of the Hastings Center. He was the first President of the American Association of Bioethics and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. He has worked with the National Marrow Donor Program, the National Institutes of Health, the National Academy of Sciences?Institute of Medicine, the American Foundation for AIDS Research, the state legislatures of Pennsylvania, Minnesota, New York, and New Jersey, and the American Association of Blood Banks, among others.