People

Lainie Friedman Ross, MD PhD

  • Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Pediatrics
    Professor of Medicine
    Professor of Surgery
  • Research and Scholarly Interests: Decision Making, Shared, Ethics, Medical, Ethics, Research, Genetic Testing, Predictive, Genetics, Medical, Living Donors, Newborn Infant Screening, Pediatrics, Siblings, Transplantation, Kidney
  • Websites: Research Network Profile
  • Contact: lross@uchicago.edu

Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Ethics

Professor, Departments of Pediatrics, Medicine, Surgery and the College

Co-Director, Institute for Translational Medicine

Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

University of Chicago



My areas of research include: ethical and policy issues in organ transplantation, pediatrics, genetics, and human subjects protections/research ethics. I am currently writing a book on sibling obligations in health care that is funded by the National Library of Medicine.



Books

Lainie Friedman Ross, Children, Families, and Health Care Decision-Making (Oxford University Press [UK], 1998).

Lainie Friedman Ross, Children in Research: Access versus Protection (Oxford University Press [UK], 2006).

Robert M Veatch and Lainie F. Ross, Transplantation Ethics, 2nd ed. (Georgetown University Press, 2015).

Robert M Veatch and Lainie F Ross, Defining Death: The Case for Choice (Georgetown University Press, 2016)

Lainie Friedman Ross and J. Richard Thistlethwaite Jr. The Living Donor as Patient: Theory and Practice (Oxford University Press [US], 2021 in press)



AB 1982 Princeton University (School of Public and International Affairs)

MD 1986: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Residency (1986-1989):

Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (PGY-1 &2)

Columbia University (PGY-3)

M Phil 1992: Yale University (Philosophy)

PhD 1996: Yale University (Philosophy)

Yale University
New Haven CT
PhD - Philosophy
1996

Yale Univesity
New Haven CT
M.Phil - Philosophy
1992

University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Philadelphia PA
MD - Medicine (Pediatrics)
1986

Princeton University
Princeton NJ
AB - School of Public Policy and International Affairs
1982

Ethics of Organ Transplantation in Persons with Intellectual Disability.
Ross LF. Ethics of Organ Transplantation in Persons with Intellectual Disability. J Pediatr. 2021 May 21.
PMID: 34029600

Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine for Children?-Reply.
Opel DJ, Diekema DS, Ross LF. Mandatory Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccine for Children?-Reply. JAMA Pediatr. 2021 05 01; 175(5):534.
PMID: 33555288

Gender and race/ethnicity differences in living kidney donor demographics: Preference or disparity?
Ross LF, Thistlethwaite JR. Gender and race/ethnicity differences in living kidney donor demographics: Preference or disparity? Transplant Rev (Orlando). 2021 Apr 09; 35(3):100614.
PMID: 33857733

SARS-CoV-2 vaccine testing and trials in the pediatric population: biologic, ethical, research, and implementation challenges.
Cooper DM, Afghani B, Byington CL, Cunningham CK, Golub S, Lu KD, Radom-Aizik S, Ross LF, Singh J, Smoyer WE, Lucas CT, Tunney J, Zaldivar F, Ulloa ER. SARS-CoV-2 vaccine testing and trials in the pediatric population: biologic, ethical, research, and implementation challenges. Pediatr Res. 2021 Feb 24.
PMID: 33627824

Analyzing Trends in the Global Surge of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Submissions to The Journal of Pediatrics.
Williams WA, Li A, Goodman DM, Ross LF. Analyzing Trends in the Global Surge of Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic Submissions to The Journal of Pediatrics. J Pediatr. 2021 06; 233:273-276.e1.
PMID: 33577804

Should We Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children?
Opel DJ, Diekema DS, Ross LF. Should We Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children? JAMA Pediatr. 2021 02 01; 175(2):125-126.
PMID: 32926083

Reflections on Ethics and Advocacy in Child Health (REACH): Creating a Forum for Ethical Dialogue.
Ross LF, Ott MA. Reflections on Ethics and Advocacy in Child Health (REACH): Creating a Forum for Ethical Dialogue. J Pediatr. 2021 04; 231:5-6.
PMID: 33476609

Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on Authorship Gender in The Journal of Pediatrics: Disproportionate Productivity by International Male Researchers.
Williams WA, Li A, Goodman DM, Ross LF. Impact of the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic on Authorship Gender in The Journal of Pediatrics: Disproportionate Productivity by International Male Researchers. J Pediatr. 2021 04; 231:50-54.
PMID: 33347956

Why Most Bad Decisions About Vaccines Do Not Constitute Child Neglect.
Salter EK, Ross LF. Why Most Bad Decisions About Vaccines Do Not Constitute Child Neglect. Pediatr Neurol. 2020 12; 113:85-87.
PMID: 33109430

Should We Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children?
Opel DJ, Diekema DS, Ross LF. Should We Mandate a COVID-19 Vaccine for Children? JAMA Pediatr. 2020 Sep 14.
PMID: 32926083

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Bucksbaum Senior Scholar
University of Chicago
2021

American Academy of Pediatrics (Section on Bioethics) William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excell
American Academy of Pediatrics
2015

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship
2014

Hastings Center Fellow
2009

Patricia Price Brown Prize in Biomedical Ethics
Oklahoma Health Sciences University
2009