Dr. Aulisio is currently Chair of the Council of Basic Science Chairs of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine. He is also a member of the Human Studies Review Board for the United States Environmental Protection Agency.

Dr. Aulisio has authored over 85 articles and book chapters on clinical bioethics, ethics consultation, organ donation and transplant, double effect, and related areas, and is often requested to speak at national and international venues.  In 2009, Dr. Aulisio was honored with the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ (ASBH) Distinguished Service Award for having helped to lead three national projects that resulted in three publications: Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation (1998); Status of Bioethics and Medical Humanities Graduate Training Programs in the North America Report (2002); Improving Competencies in Ethics Consultation: An Education Guide (2009).

Dr. Aulisio also has extensive international bioethics experience, which includes serving as: PI on clinical bioethics projects with colleagues at Kyoto University (2003-2004) and the University of Tokyo (2004-2006); Co-investigator in the University of Paris-led 11-nation project on bioethics education (2006-2008); Co-investigator on a bioethics and citizenship project with Spanish colleagues at the University of Salamanca (2010-2020); Contributor to the Canadian Blood Services-sponsored forum on the possibility of developing a National Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant Program (2011). Dr. Aulisio’s was one of two CWRU faculty participants in the 11-university multinational effort of The Darwin Centre Trust’s Darwin International Institute for the Study of Compassion (2016-present). 

Most recently, he served as a member of the COVID-19 Task Force of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors (ABPD), and a  co-author of the Task Force publication, “Ethical Challenges Arising in the COVID-19 Pandemic,” The American Journal of Bioethics, Published Online 6 June 2020: 1-13.

Publications (Select)

Entire publication list can be found here.

  1. (Meta-) Methodological Lessons for Ethics Consultation.
    Aulisio MP.2018 Sep 12. In: Finder SG, Bliton MJ, editors. Peer Review, Peer Education, and Modeling in the Practice of Clinical Ethics Consultation: The Zadeh Project [Internet]. Cham (CH): Springer; 2018.PMID: 31314388 Free Books & Documents. Review.


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Susan E. Watson Professor and Chair, Department of Bioethics
Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Director, Center for Biomedical Ethics
MetroHealth Medical Center


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