MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Faculty, University of Chicago
Farr A. Curlin, MD and Assistant Professor of Medicine and Associate Faculty, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, is a hospice and palliative care physician, researcher, and medical ethicist at the University of Chicago. Dr. Curlin’s empirical research charts the influence of physicians' religious traditions and commitments (and their secular analogues) on physicians' clinical practices. His analytical scholarship engages questions regarding whether and in what ways physicians' religious commitments ought to shape their clinical practices in our plural democracy. With respect to the latter, he is particularly concerned with the moral dimensions of medical practice, clinical decision-making, and the doctor-patient relationship, as well as with moral formation in medical education. As founding Director of the Program on Medicine and Religion, Dr. Curlin is working with colleagues from the Pritzker School of Medicine and the University of Chicago Divinity School to foster inquiry into and public discourse regarding the intersections of medicine, ethics, and the religious traditions.