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Peter Angelos, MD, PhD: Arthur & Ilene Dalinka Penn Endowed Lectureship in Surgical Ethics

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD
Linda Kohler Anderson Professor of Surgery Chief, Endocrine Surgery Associate Director
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics The University of Chicago Medicine
Chicago, Illinois
Surgical Ethics and the Future of Surgical Innovation

Peter Angelos, MD, PhD, is a highly regarded surgeon who has extensive experience in surgery of the thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenal glands. He is also an expert in treating endocrine cancers, including thyroid, parathyroid, and adrenocortical cancers, as well as islet cell tumors of the pancreas.

Dr. Angelos has a special interest in minimally invasive endocrine surgery, a type of surgery that is performed through small incisions. Minimally invasive surgery has many benefits for patients--from less scarring and pain, to a shorter hospital stay and a quicker recovery.

An accomplished author, Dr. Angelos has published many journal articles and book chapters on his research into improving outcomes of thyroid and parathyroid surgery, minimally invasive endocrine surgery, and best practices for thyroid cancer treatment.

Dr. Angelos is a recognized expert in medical ethics, and serves as associate director of the University of Chicago MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. He has written widely on ethical issues in surgical practice and how to best teach medical ethics to surgical residents.

He is president of the American Association of Endocrine Surgeons (2016-2017).

Informed Consent: Bioethics, Theater, & Identity

The fascinating discussion immediately follows the 6:30PM performance of Informed Consent and is free with ticket purchase. Our distinguished panel will discuss the nature of scientific progress, particularly in medicine where the engagement of human subjects is both necessary and ethically challenging, and how theater dramatizes these issues so effectively and sympathetically. Our panel includes:

  • Noted bioethicist and oncologist Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel is one of the leading thinkers on medicine and society of our time. He serves as Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2009 to 2011 he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, and from 1997 to 2011 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He is a columnist for The New York Times and author of several books, including the memoir Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family.
     
  • Dr. Steven Joffe is a pediatric oncologist and bioethicist. He is currently the Emanuel and Robert Hart Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. He also serves as the Director of the Penn Fellowship in Advanced Biomedical Ethics and as Vice Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania.
     
  • Deborah Zoe Laufer's play Informed Consent was originally commissioned by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, which empowers playwrights to create original and compelling work about science and technology. A graduate of The Juilliard School and a recipient of the Helen Merrill Playwriting Award, her plays have been produced at Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park, Actors Theatre of Louisville, Portland Stage, and at over 80 other theaters in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Germany, and Russia.

Informed Consent: Conversation with Bioethicist and Oncologist Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Follows 6:30PM performance of Informed Consent by Deborah Zoe Laufer on Tuesday 1/24
FREE for all ticketholders

The Lantern Theatre Company is thrilled to host Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel for a discussion on the nature of scientific progress, particularly in medicine where the engagement of human subjects is both necessary and ethically challenging. One of the leading thinkers on medicine and society of our time, Dr. Emanuel is currently Vice Provost for Global Initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and Chair of the Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania. From 2009 to 2011 he served as special advisor for health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget in the Obama Administration, and from 1997 to 2011 he was chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health. He is a columnist for The New York Times and author of Ethical and Regulatory Aspects of Clinical Research: Readings and Commentary, Ethical Issues in International Biomedical Research: A Casebook, and Brothers Emanuel: A Memoir of an American Family.

Informed Consent
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE
By Deborah Zoe Laufer
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
Runs January 12 - February 12, 2017
 
Ambitious geneticist Jillian races to solve scientific mysteries that could save both an ancient people and her own family. She jumps at the chance to do groundbreaking research on a Native tribe in the Grand Canyon whose members are ravaged by diabetes, but her research threatens to destroy the tribe's most sacred traditions. At the same time, Jillian and her husband confront a time bomb lurking in her own DNA – and possibly their four-year-old daughter's. This provocative new play from acclaimed playwright Deborah Zoe Laufer asks: are our identities defined by our bodies or by our most sacred stories?