Dr. Andereck has practiced internal medicine in San Francisco since 1979. He received his B.A. at Vanderbilt University and his M.D. from the University of Tennessee, where he was introduced to medical ethics by Drs. Edmund Pellegrino and David Thomasma. In the early 1980s, he studied with Albert Jonsen, Ph.D., then professor of Bioethics at UCSF and with whom he co-founded Sutter Health’s Program in Medicine and Human Values (PMHV). Email Dr. Andereck.
Dr. Jonsen is Emeritus Professor of Ethics in Medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Washington. He was Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics, School of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco and President of the University of San Francisco. He received his Ph.D. from Yale University. Dr. Jonsen is the author of Clinical Ethics (McGraw Hill, 8th ed., 2015) and has contributed to several books and journal articles on medicine and bioethics.
Dr. Kirk joins the professional bioethics team at PMHV after completing her Clinical Ethics Fellowship at CPMC. She received her MD from the University of Arizona, an M.A. in Biomedical and Health Ethics from Arizona State University, and an MPH from the University of Florida. Prior to joining PMHV, Dr. Kirk worked as a preventive medicine physician and also as expert faculty for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dr. Kirk has served on multiple ethics committees, functioned as a consultant and educator for the Arizona Bioethics Network, and worked as an ethics consultant for the Health First Hospital System in Florida. Email Dr. Kirk.
Dr. Kushner is a Clinical Professor of Bioethics and a Senior Research Fellow, Human Rights Center at the University of California, Berkeley, and is editor of the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. She has written and edited many books, including Surviving Health Care: A Manual for Patients and Their Families (Cambridge University Press, 2010). Email Dr. Kushner.
Dr. Mishra joined PMHV after completing a Bioethics Fellowship at CPMC. She received her Ph.D. in Philosophy, specializing in Medical Ethics, from the University of Leeds, England, where she also obtained a Masters in Health Care Ethics. Dr. Mishra currently edits the Ethics Committees and Consultants at Work section for the Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. Email Dr. Mishra.
Dr. Shashidhara received her Ph.D. in Applied Gerontology from the University of North Texas and her Masters in Bioethics and Medical Humanities from the University of South Florida. Prior to joining PMHV, she served as a Clinical Ethicist and Coordinator for the Southern & Central Illinois Advisory Group for Ethics (SAGE) for Memorial Medical Center in Springfield, Illinois, and was Adjunct Professor in the Department of Sociology at the University of North Texas. Email Dr. Shashidhara.
Mr. Fulbright joins PMHV from Renown Health in Reno, Nevada where he was Bioethics Program Director. Additionally, he served as adjunct instructor on the Community Faculty at University of Reno Nevada Medical School, and is also a board member on the Donor Network West Medical Advisory Board. Prior to moving to Reno, he worked for Sutter Health in multiple roles. He held the position of PMHV Bioethicist at Eden Medical Center and Sutter Delta Medical Center from 2016 – 2018. He also worked as a compliance manager and later as a privacy officer for multiple Sutter Health affiliates in the Bay area. Mr. Fulbright brings strong clinical ethics experience to his work, as well as a background in law and health care policy.
Mr. Fulbright has a master's degree in Biomedical and Health Care Ethics from the University of Leeds, England and completed his Clinical Ethics Fellowship at CPMC, PMHV in 2016. He obtained his J.D. from the University of Kansas. Email Robert Fulbright.
Kelsey Gipe is the 2019-2020 Program in Medicine and Human Values' Clinical Ethics Fellow. Dr.Gipe holds a Ph.D in Philosophy from the University of Maryland, College Park and a BA in Philosophy from the University of Washington. Before joining PMHV, Dr. Gipe worked as a lecturer in the Department of Philosophy at University of Maryland where she taught several philosophy courses, including a course titled Bioethics: Regulating Right and Wrong. Both her academic work and a clinical ethics immersion experience at MedStar Washington Hospital Center inspired her to pursue a career in clinical ethics. Her interests include vulnerable patient populations, end-of-life care, medical aid in dying, and issues of informed consent. Dr. Gipe is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Email Dr. Gipe.
Dr. Hummel has worked at California Pacific Medical Center for 20+ years and has extensive experience in management and education. She holds a Ph.D. from Michigan State University and worked for many years as Director of Medical Education at CPMC, supervising the graduate residency education programs and coordinating continuing medical education. She has served as an education consultant for CPMC’s Women’s Health Resource center and the Institute for Health & Healing. She also taught healthcare administration courses for John F. Kennedy University.
Mr. Kruger is a Bay Area native and has been with PMHV since 2005. As Administrator, he handles administrative inquiries and requests. He is the point person for the annual Summer Workshop in Clinical Ethics and has served as bursar while assisting Dr. Kushner with the annual International Bioethics Retreat. He also handles organizational duties related to CPMC’s ethics committee. Email Antonio Kruger.