Eric Kodish

Professor of Pediatrics

Eric Kodish, MD is a pediatric hematologist and ethicist, and Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. He served as the Director of Cleveland Clinic's Center for Ethics, Humanities, and Spiritual Care (2010-16) and the F. J. O'Neill Professor and Chairman of the Department of Bioethics (2004-16). He was the founding Executive Director of the Cleveland Fellowship in Advanced Bioethics. Dr. Kodish has been Principal Investigator on a series of three NCI funded multi-site studies of informed consent in childhood cancer. The American Cancer Society, Greenwall Foundation, Cleveland Foundation, the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and the Cancer Treatment Research Foundation have also funded his work. He has been an active committee member and consultant at the Institute of Medicine. He served as Chair of the Bioethics Committee of the Children’s Oncology Group from 2002-2008, and was an appointed member of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics from 1999-2005. He has also served on the NCI Pediatric Central IRB and on the Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC) at the NIH. He is recently completed a term as a member of the Advisory Council at the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) at NIH. Previously, he has been a member of the HHS Secretary’s Advisory Committee on Human Research Protections Subcommittee for Research Involving Children at the Office of Human Research Protections. Dr. Kodish is the author of more than one hundred peer-reviewed publications and the editor of "Ethics and Research with Children: A Case-Based Approach," published by Oxford University Press, first published in February 2005 with Second Edition expected 2017. Dr. Kodish was elected as a Fellow of the Hastings Center in 2013 and received the Distinguished Service Award from the Children's Oncology Group (2005) and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (2016).