Medical Ethics

The Division of Medical Ethics was created in 2011 in the Department of Medicine to build upon the health system’s successful track record and commitment to incorporating bioethics into clinical practice and physician education. The division is led by three esteemed bioethics leaders: Dr. Samuel Packer, Dr. Frederick Smith, and Dr. Mitchell Adler, who have combined experience in directing the bioetchics fellowship program, participated in the NYS Governor’s Task Force on Life and Law and the Empire State Stem Cell Board, and co-chaired ethics committees for community hospitals. The Hofstra University Bioethics Center is directed by Dr. Packer and Janet L. Dolgin, PhD, JD. Dr. Dolgin is the Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished Professor of Health Care Law in the Maurice A. Dean School of Law at Hofstra University.

Contact Details:

  • 600 Northern Boulevard, #100
    Great Neck, NY 11021
    (516) 465-8406

Medical Ethics

The division provides clinical bioethics consultation service to four hospitals in the health system (North Shore University Hospital, Long Island Jewish Medical Center, Cohen Children's Medical Center, and Nassau University Medical Center) and its nursing home, A. Holly Patterson Extended Care Facility. The faculty conducted over 100 consultations in 2012. The faculty are dedicated to providing consultation services to all healthcare providers, patients, or family members who have questions and concerns about their care.