Dr. Arthur Caplan

Arthur Caplan is the Emmanuel and Robert Hart Professor of Bioethics, chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and the director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Caplan has also taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. Caplan has either authored or edited 25 books and over 500 papers in respected journals of medicine, science, philosophy, bioethics and health policy. He has served on numerous committees including as chair of the Advisory Committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning, the chair of the Advisory Committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability, and on the special advisory committee to the International Olympic Committee on genetics and gene therapy.In 2001 Caplan was recognized as "Person of the Year" by USA Today, and as one of the 50 most influential people in American Health Care by Modern Health Care magazine.