Robert M. Arnold, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Associate Director for Education at the Center for Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a guest-editor of this issue of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics Journal.
James F. Burdick, M.D., is Director of the Section on Organ Transplantation in the Department of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD. He also serves on the UNOS Membership and Professional Standards Committee and is Chair of the UNOS Ethics Committee.
Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., is Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at the University of Minnesota.
James F. Childress, Ph.D., is Edwin B. Kyle Professor of Religious Ethics, Professor of Medical Education, and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
David Cole, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy in the Department of Philosophy, University of Minnesota—Duluth.
Michael A. DeVita, M.D., is Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Internal Medicine and Director of the Surgical Intensive Care Unit at Montefiore University Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He chairs the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Ethics Committee, is Program Director of the Annual Controversies in Medical Ethics Conference, and is an Associate of the University of Pittsburgh Center for Medical Ethics.
Renée C. Fox, Ph.D., is Annenberg Professor of the Social Sciences, Department of Sociology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, and holds secondary joint appointments to the Department of Psychiatry, the Department of Medicine, and the School of Nursing.
Joel Frader, M.D., is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Director of the Clinical Ethics Consultation Service at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. He also serves on the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics, is the 1992-93 President of the Society for Health and Human Values, and is on the Board of Directors of the Society for Bioethics Consultation. [End Page vii]
Ake Grenvik, M.D., Ph.D., is Professor of Anesthesiology, Medicine, and Surgery and Director of the Multidisciplinary Critical Care Training Program at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He is a Founding Member and Past President of the Society for Critical Care Medicine.
Joanne Lynn, M.D., M.A., is a Senior Associate at the Center for the Evaluative Clinical Sciences and Professor of Medicine and of Community and Family Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Hanover, NH. She is a geriatrician and hospice physician and Co-Director of the National Study to Understand Prognoses and Preferences for Outcomes and Risks of Treatments (SUPPORT). She served as Assistant Director of the President's Commission for the Study of Ethical Problems in Medicine and Biomedical and Behavioral Research and co-ordinated the development of their "Report of the Medical Consultants on the Diagnosis of Death."
John A. Robertson, J.D., is Thomas Watt Gregory Professor of Law at the School of Law, University of Texas at Austin.
Byers W. Shaw, Jr., M.D., is Professor of Surgery and Chief of Transplantation Services, Department of Surgery, University of Nebraska Medical School, Omaha.
James V. Snyder, M.D., is Professor of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine and Surgery and Chief of the Division of Critical Care Medicine, Department of Anesthesiology/Critical Care Medicine at Presbyterian University Hospital, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. He chaired the Medical Ethics Committee of Presbyterian University Hospital from 1988-1992 and co-developed hospital and international guidelines on forgoing life support and on the certification of brain death. Dr. Snyder is an Associate of the Center for Medical Ethics, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center.
Tom Tomlinson, Ph.D., is Associate Professor of Philosophy and Assistant Director of the Center for Ethics and Humanities in the Life Sciences, Michigan State University. He teaches ethics in the health profession colleges and in graduate programs in the medical humanities.
Alan J. Weisbard, J.D., is Associate Professor of Law and Medical Ethics, University of Wisconsin Schools of Law and Medicine, Madison. He served as Assistant Director for Legal Studies with the President's Commission and was Executive Director of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission...