Lainie Friedman Ross, M.D., PhD


Assistant Director
The MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago
Chicago,Illinois

Lainie Friedman Ross is an associate professor in the Department of Pediatrics and an assistant director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago.

Dr. Ross earned an A.B. from the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University. She then earned an M.D. from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. Dr. Ross received her Pediatrics training at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and at Babies Hospital of Columbia University in New York City. After finishing her medical training, Dr. Ross matriculated at Yale University, Department of Philosophy. She earned an M. Phil in 1992 and her PhD in 1996.

Dr. Ross' research interests are ethical issues in pediatrics, human experimentation, genetics, and transplantation. Her first book, Children, Families and Health Care Decision Making was published by Oxford University Press in 1998. Her current work in research ethics is funded by a NIH grant: "Children in Medical Research: Ethical and Policy Challenges" NLM 1 G13 LM07472-01.