Mark P. Aulisio, Ph.D.

Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Bioethics
Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics at MetroHealth

Intersection of Political Philosophy and Bioethics
Ethics Consultation
Principle of Double Effect
Organ Donation

Office Phone: 216-778-7290 (Metro); 216-368-0724 (Case)

NIH Biosketch


Mark Aulisio, Ph.D., joined the faculty of Bioethics in September 2000 as an Assistant Professor. Trained as a moral philosopher, Dr. Aulisio received his Master's and PhD degrees from Bowling Green State University. He previously served as Assistant Director of the Consortium Ethics Program at the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked on a national task force that addressed the issue of whether there should be standards for training and practice in clinical ethics consultation.

Dr. Aulisio is Professor and Interim Chair of the Department of Bioethics at Case, where he also serves as Director of Clinical and Education Programs in Bioethics. He is Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics at MetroHealth Medical Center where he chairs the medical ethics committee, does ethics consultations, offers regular ethics education for health professionals and students, and is a member of both the Institutional Review and Privacy Boards.

Having served as executive director of the national task force that issued the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) report Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation (ASBH, 1998), Dr. Aulisio currently chairs an ASBH national task force (funded by The Greenwall Foundation) focused on developing education and training guidelines for those doing ethics consultation and a newly developed research ethics consultation service and best practices group focused on research ethics issues in genetics (Funded by the National Human Genome Research Institute through its Center for Genetics Research Ethics and Law at Case Western).

Dr. Aulisio also has international experience in clinical ethics and ethics consultation, most notably through serving as project director and principal investigator on “Extending the Intercultural Clinical Bioethics Dialogue: Ethics Committee and Consultation Policy in the United States and Japan” (funded by The Center for Global Partnership of the Japan Foundation). In addition, he has authored over 50 publications in clinical ethics, ethics consultation and related areas; including serving as Associate Editor and contributor to the Encyclopedia of Bioethics (Macmillan Reference U.S.A. 2004), and lead editor and contributor to the volume Ethics Consultation: From Theory to Practice (The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003).

Contact Information

Office Phone: 216-778-7290

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