Director, Children's Mercy Bioethics Center, Children's Mercy Hospital; Professor of Pediatrics, University of Missouri at Kansas City
Children's Mercy Hospital
University of Missouri - Kansas City
John D. Lantos, MD, is a general pediatrician, a professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, and the director of the Bioethics Center at Children’s Mercy Hospital. He is a national leader in bioethics, having served as president of the American Society of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, as well as the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Lantos edits a regular column on ethics for the journal Pediatrics. At Children’s Mercy Hospital, he works closely with clinicians and administrators to analyze dilemmas in clinical and organizational ethics. His recent projects include analyses of immunization mandates for healthcare workers, treatment decisions for premature babies at the borderline of viability, and emerging problems in biobanking and personalized medicine. He has written over 200 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, and written or edited six books, including: Do We Still Need Doctors? (Routledge, 1997), The Last Physician: Walker Percy and the Moral Life of Medicine (Duke, 1999), and The Lazarus Case: Life-and-Death Issues in Neonatal Intensive Care (Johns Hopkins, 2003). His most recent book, Preterm Babies, Fetal Patients, and Childbearing Choices (MIT, 2015), analyzes the ways in which the changing nature of prenatal care influences clinical decisions, maternal choices, and preterm birth rates. Dr. Lantos is a member of the AER18 Core Conference Planning Committee.
Saturday, November 17
10:00 AM – 11:15 AM