Arthur R. Derse, M.D., J.D., Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, and is Julia and David Uihlein Professor of Medical Humanities and Professor of Bioethics and Emergency Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
He is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, chair of the National Ethics Committee of the Veterans Health Administration, member and past chair of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Emergency Physicians and a member of its Medical Legal Committee. He is Senior Consultant for Academic Affairs at the American Medical Association's Institute for Ethics. He served on the American Bar Association's Commission on Law and Aging.
His publication and research has focused on emergency medicine and ethics, confidentiality, informed consent, end-of-life decision making, the doctor-patient relationship and the use of the internet in academic bioethics and medicine. He is co-author of the Code of Ethics of the American College of Emergency Physicians and Practical Ethics for Students, Interns and Residents: A Short Reference Manual, 3rd Edition.
Dr. Derse serves on the editorial boards of the American Journal of Bioethics, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, the Medical Ethics Advisor and the Virtual Mentor. He is the founder and moderator of the MCW Bioethics Discussion Forum, a nationally recognized academic discussion group. He is a recipient of the Gold Foundation's Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award and was elected to the Medical College of Wisconsin's Society of Teaching Scholars. He received the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.
Dr. Derse is a graduate of the University of Wisconsin Medical School and the University of Wisconsin Law School, cum laude, and he completed an emergency medicine residency and a fellowship in medical education at the Medical College of Wisconsin. He is a fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians.
Kevin Pho, MD, Physician and nationally recognized health care opinion-maker.
Dr. Pho was interviewed on the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, and his commentary regularly appears in USA Today, where he is a member of their editorial Board of Contributors, as well as CNN.com and the New York Times.
As social media's leading physician voice, Dr. Pho blogs at MedPage Today's KevinMD.com, voted 2008's Best Medical Blog. Forbes.com called KevinMD.com a "must-read health blog," and CNN.com named @KevinMD one of its five recommended Twitter health feeds.
With over 100,000 subscribers on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and RSS, KevinMD.com is among the web's most influential and prominent health care platforms.
Dr. Pho frequently discusses the intersection between health care and social media in keynote speeches, panel discussions, and media interviews. His appearances include the New England Journal of Medicine, Texas Medical Association, BlogWorld and New Media Expo, and at academic Grand Rounds nationwide.
He has also used his social media presence to engage in the health reform conversation, culminating in an appearance at the National Press Club in 2009.
Dr. Pho received his medical degree and completed residency at Boston University School of Medicine and is a member of the 2010 class of New Hampshire's 40 Under Forty, recognizing the state's emerging leaders. He is board certified in internal medicine and practices primary care in Nashua, New Hampshire.