Bernard Lo

Beyond Health Care Planning

October 18, 2012

Bernard Lo, M.D. is president of the Greenwall Foundation, whose mission is supporting bioethics research and young researchers in bioethics. He is professor emeritus of medicine and director emeritus of the program in medical ethics at the University of California, San Francisco. Dr. Lo serves on the board of directors for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs and on the medical advisory panel of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Formerly, he was a member of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the National Institutes of Health’s Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee and the ethics subcommittee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A member of the Institute of Medicine (IOM), Dr. Lo served on the IOM Council and chaired the Board on Health Sciences Policy. He chaired IOM committees on conflicts of interest in medicine and on confidentiality in health services research. He currently is a member of the Board of Life Sciences of the National Academy of Science (NAS). Dr. Lo and his colleagues have published around 200 peer-reviewed articles on ethical issues concerning decision-making near the end-of-life, oversight of research, the doctor-patient relationship and conflicts of interest. Dr. Lo is the author of “Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians” (5th ed., 2013) and of “Ethical Issues in Clinical Research” (2010)