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KIE graduate named for directorship at OSU

​Ashley K. Fernandes, MD, PhD, has been named course director for Differentiation of Care at the Ohio State University College of Medicine.

Dr. Fernandes studied under scholars at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics while completing his PhD in philosophy with a focus in bioethics in 2008. He quickly went on to become Chairman of the Dayton Children’s Medical Center Ethics Committee, a Regional Director of the Catholic Medical Association, a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and a member of the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society. In 2010 he was awarded the Professor of the Year award at the School of Medicine, and the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine award by the Arnold P. Gold Foundation. His intellectual interests include philosophical and clinical bioethics; pediatric ethics; and medical ethics education.

Described in a recent press release as “a distinguished and recognized medical educator and expert in bioethics,” Fernandes is one of the most recent additions to an impressive lineup of leaders in bioethics with a KIE lineage.

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