Lainie Ross

Lainie Ross, MD, PhD, is the ITM’s Director and Principal Investigator (PI) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant that operates the ITM.

Ross is the Carolyn and Matthew Bucksbaum Professor of Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago Medicine as well as a pediatrician. She is a professor of pediatrics, medicine, and surgery, and is associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. She also leads the ITM’s Research Methods Cluster.

Ross is an internationally recognized expert in medical ethics, and has published more than 100 peer-reviewed articles on the ethics of organ transplants, genetic testing, pediatrics, and human subject protections.

She is also the author of “Defining Death: The Case for Choice,” a book exploring the ethics and definition of death.

In 2009, Ross was elected as a Hastings Center Fellow for her work in public policy and ethics.

Ross serves on the Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections (SACHRP) and as chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Executive Committee.