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Health Professionals' Pledge Against Torture
Signatories

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Lead Signers

  • Peter Agre, M.D., Maryland
    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director,
    Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
    Nobel Laureate in Medicine
  • Scott A. Allen, M.D., California
    Medical Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights
    Professor of Clinical Medicine
    University of California Riverside School of Medicine
  • Eden Almasude, M.D. Candidate, Minnesota
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    University of Minnesota Medical School
  • Deborah D. Ascheim, MD, California
    Board Member, Physicians for Human Rights
    Chief Medical Officer, Capricor Therapeutics, Inc.
    Professor of Medicine (Cardiology), Cedars Sinai Medical Center
  • Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, North Carolina
    Director, Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine
    Duke University School of Medicine
  • M. Gregg Bloche, M.D., JD, District of Columbia
    Professor of Law, Georgetown University
  • Richard Bonnie, LLB, Virginia
    Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences
    Director, Institute of Law, Psychiatry and Public Policy
    University of Virginia
  • Diane Bruessow, PA-C, DFAAPA, New York
    Director at Large, American Academy of Physicians Assistants
  • Donald S. Burke, M.D., Pennsylvania
    Associate Vice Chancellor for Global Health
    Dean, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh
  • Arthur L. Caplan, PhD, New York
    Professor and Director, Division of Medical Ethics
    NYU School of Medicine
  • Megan Rose Carr LaPorte, MD Candidate, New Hampshire
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Pamela F. Cipriano, PhD, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN, Maryland
    President, American Nurses Association
  • Robert L. Cohen, M.D., New York
    Member, New York City Board of Correction
  • Robert Cook-Deegan, MD, District of Columbia
    Professor, Consortium for Science, Policy & Outcomes
    Arizona State University
  • Susan Craddock, PhD, Minnesota
    Interim Director, Center for Bioethics, University of Minnesota
  • Anne-Laure Dassier, MD Candidate, New Hampshire
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Candy Dato, PhD, RN, NPP, New York
    Associate Professor, Department of Nursing
    New York City College of Technology, CUNY
  • Arthur R. Derse, MD, JD, Wisconsin
    Bloomberg Distinguished Professor and Director, Johns Hopkins Malaria Research Institute
    Bioethicist
  • Denise M. Dudzinski, PhD, Washington
    Professor & Chair, Chief, UW Medicine Ethics Consultation Service
    Department of Bioethics & Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Kathy Faber-Langendoen, MD, New York
    Chair and Medical Alumni Endowed Professor of Bioethics
    Center for Bioethics and Humanities, SUNY Upstate Medical University
  • Joyce J. Fitzpatrick, PhD, MBA, RN, FAAN, Ohio
    Professor of Nursing, Case Western Reserve University
  • Emily Georges, MD Candidate, New Hampshire
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Michele Heisler, MD, MPA, Michigan
    Board Member, Physicians for Human Rights
    Professor of Internal Medicine, University of Michigan Medical School
  • Suzanne Holland, PhD, Washington
    Director, Bioethics Program, University of Puget Sound
    Affiliate Professor of Bioethics & Humanities, University of Washington School of Medicine
  • Vincent Iacopino, M.D., PhD, Nevada
    Senior Medical Advisor
    Physicians for Human Rights
  • Steven Joffe, MD, MPH, Pennsylvania
    Emanuel and Robert Hart Associate Professor of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
    Vice-Chair, Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Nora L. Jones, PhD, Pennsylvania
    Associate Director, Center for Bioethics, Urban Health, and Policy
    Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
  • Allen S. Keller, MD, New York
    Associate Professor, NYU School of Medicine
    Director, Bellevue/NYU Program for Survivors of Torture, NYU Center for Health and Human Rights
  • Faraz Khan, M.D. Candidate, New York
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Albany Medical College
  • Dawn F. Kilts, MA, RN, ANP, New York
    Adjunct Associate Professor
    New York City College of Technology, CUNY
  • Diane Kim, MD Candidate, New York
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    SUNY Upstate School of Medicine
  • Michael J. Klag, MD, MPH, Maryland
    Dean, John Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Barbara A. Koenig, RN, PhD, California
    Professor of Medical Anthropology & Bioethics
    Director, UCSF Bioethics, University of California
  • Thomas Michael Kuczmarski, MD Candidate, New Hampshire
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Robert S. Lawrence, M.D., MACP, Maryland
    Founding Member, Board Member Emeritus, and Past Board Chair,
    Physicians for Human Rights
    Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
  • Colleen Leners, DNP, APRN, District of Columbia
    Nurse Practitioner
  • Mark A. Levine, M.D., Colorado
    Clinical Professor of Medicine, University of Colorado
    Past Chair, AMA Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs
  • Robert Jay Lifton, M.D., New York
    Lecturer in Psychiatry, Columbia University
    Distinguished Professor Emeritus, The City University of New York
  • Boris D. Lushniak, M.D., MPH, Maryland
    Dean and Professor, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
    Former Surgeon General of the United States
  • Amy McGuire, JD, PhD, Texas
    Leon Jaworski Professor of Biomedical Ethics
    Director, Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Baylor College of Medicine
  • Mark R. Mercurio, MD, MA, Connecticut
    Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics, Yale University School of Medicine
  • Kelly N. Michelson, MD, MPH, Illinois
    Associate Professor of Pediatrics
    Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities
    Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP, District of Columbia
    Professor of Family Medicine, Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Jonathan D. Moreno, PhD, Pennsylvania
    David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics
    Department of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, University of Pennsylvania
  • Elena O. Nightingale, M.D., PhD, District of Columbia
    Member and Scholar-In-Residence Emerita
    The National Academy of Medicine
  • Nizam Peerwani, M.D., Texas
    Chief Medical Examiner, Fort Worth, Tarrant County, Texas
    Forensic Consultant, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Anne Phan-Huy, MD Candidate, Michigan
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    University of Michigan Medical School
  • Kathleen E. Powderly, CNM, PhD, New York
    Director, John Conley Division of Medical Ethics & Humanities, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Steven J. Reisner, PhD, New York
    Psychological Ethics Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights
    Founding Member, Coalition for an Ethical Psychology
  • Josiah D. Rich, M.D., MPH, Rhode Island
    Professor of Medicine and Epidemiology, Brown University
    Director of the Center for Prisoner Health and Human Rights
    The Miriam Hospital
  • Linda Rosenstock, M.D., MPH, California
    Dean Emeritus and Professor, UCLA Fielding School of Public Health
  • David Satcher, M.D., PhD, Georgia
    Morehouse School of Medicine
    Former Surgeon General of the United States
  • Stephen Soldz, PhD, Massachusetts
    Anti-Torture Advisor, Physicians for Human Rights
    Director, Social Justice and Human Rights
    Boston Graduate School of Psychoanalysis
  • Kerry J. Sulkowicz, M.D., New York
    Chair, Board of Directors, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Natalie Yanzi Ring, MD Candidate, New Hampshire
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Tarris Rosell, PhD, DMin, MDiv, MA, BA, Missouri
    Rosemary Flanigan Chair at the Center for Practical Bioethics
    Chair, Department of Bioethics, Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
    Clinical Professor, Department of History & Philosophy of Medicine, University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Rebecca I. Stern, MD Candidate, New Hampshire
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Nicholas Stukel, MD Candidate, District of Columbia
    PHR Student Advisory Board
    Georgetown University School of Medicine
  • Homer Venters, M.D., MS, New York
    Director of Programs, Physicians for Human Rights
  • Michael B. Waitzkin, JD, LLM, North Carolina
    Deputy Director, Duke Initiative for Science & Society, Duke University
  • Ronald Waldman, M.D., MPH, District of Columbia
    Professor of Global Health, Milken Institute School of
    Public Health, George Washington University
  • Marla J. Weston, PhD, RN, FAAN, Maryland
    Chief Executive Officer, American Nurses Association Enterprise
  • Matthew K. Wynia, M.D., Colorado
    Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities,
    University of Colorado
  • Stuart J. Youngner, MD, Ohio
    Professor of Bioethics and Psychiatry, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University
  • Brigadier General (Retired) Stephen N. Xenakis, M.D., Maryland
    Former Erik Erikson Scholar
    The Austen Riggs Center
    Adjunct Professor, The Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences


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Additional Signers

  • Jane Jordan, LCSW, California
    Psychoanalysis
    Institute of Contemporary Psychoanalysis
  • Shelley Payne, PhD, Florida
    Clinical Psychology
  • Ruth Fallenbaum, PhD, California
    Clinical Psychology
  • Alice LoCicero, ABPP, Massachusetts
    Psychology
    The Wright Institute
  • Jane Hassinger, MSW, Michigan
    Psychoanalysis
    Michigan Psychoanalytic Society
  • Larry Rosenberg, PhD, Connecticut
    Psychology
  • Angela Musolino, New York
    Psychoanalysis
    Society of Modern Psychoanalysts
  • Anne Krantz, PhD, California
    Clinical Psychology
  • Ian Hansen, PhD, New York
    York College, City University of New York
  • Deborah Schweiger-Whalen, LCSW, New Mexico
    Trauma Specialist
    Zephyrus of Santa Fe
  • Betsy Nettleton, Illinois
    Psychologist
    Candidate, Chicago Center for Psychoanalysis
  • Mary Watkins, PhD, California
    Psychology
    Pacifica Graduate Institute
  • Matthew Pius, MD, New York
  • Monica Keiffer, RN, Wisconsin
  • L.D. Roncalli, MD, California
    Survivors of Genocide and Torture/Asylum
  • Francesca Maternini, MD, Italy
    General Surgeon
  • Debra Teplin, PA, New York
    Physician Assistant
    New York Presbyterian Hospital
  • Patrick McColloster, MD, Texas
    Family Medicine
    Baylor College of Medicine
  • Barbara Eisold, PhD, New York
    Psychology
    Physicians for Human Rights
  • Carol Ann Dyer, MD, Washington, DC
    Psychiatry
    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • Philip Peterson, MD Minnesota
    Internal Medicine
    University of Minnesota
  • Jane McPherson, PhD Georgia
    Social Work & Public Health
    University of Georgia
  • Hope Ferdowsian, MD New Mexico
    Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine
    University of New Mexico
  • Leslie Kimball Franck, PhD Virgina
    Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine
    University of New Mexico
  • Donna Slattery Massachusetts
    Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine
    University of New Mexico
  • Nora Rowley, MD illinois
    Vulnerable Population Heatlh
    Marjorie Kovler Center
  • Clifford Perera, MD Sri Lanka
    Forensic Physician and Pathologist
    Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna
  • Clifford Perera, MD Sri Lanka
    Forensic Physician and Pathologist
    Faculty of Medicine University of Ruhuna
  • Pamela Krell, PhD California
  • Bethany Spielman, JD Illinois
    Bioethics
    Southern Illinois Universtiy
  • Terry Kinzel, MD Michigan
    Internal Medicine/Geriatrics
  • Ronald Rea, LCSW Texas
    Social Work
    National Association of Social Workers
  • Anjali Sharma, MD New York
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Anjali Sharma, MD New York
    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine
  • Molly McMahon, LCSW Maine
    Director of Social Work
    Greater Portland Health
  • Janna Welch, MD Texas
    Emergency Medicine
  • Stacey Schamber, LCSW DC
  • Robert J. Chapman, MD New Hampshire
    Psychiatry/Primary Care
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Robert J. Chapman, MD New Hampshire
    Psychiatry/Primary Care
    Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth
  • Paul Manganiello, MD Vermont
    Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility
  • Debrah Ottenheimer, MD New York
    GYN
    Cornell Weill Medical Center
  • Kris Coontz, MD Louisiana
    GYN
  • Charles Oberg, MD Minnesota
    Pediatrics
  • J. Wesley Boyd, MD Massachusetts
    Pediatrics
    Department of Psychiatry and Center for Bioethics, Harvard Medical School
  • Karen Melikian, MD Massachusetts
    Social work
    AAPSA NASW CPA
  • Karen Melikian, MD Massachusetts
    Social work
    AAPSA NASW CPA
  • Norty Kalishman, MD New Mexico
    Pediatrics
  • Dinorah M. Rodriguez, LMSW New York
    Social Worker
    New York Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia U. Medical Center
  • Kelsey Carignan, MD Minnesota
    Psychiatry
    University of Minnesota
  • Kate McNally, PhD Massachusetts
    Clinical Psychologist
  • William S. Herz, MD Oregon
    Psychiatry
  • Mariposa McCall, MD California
    Psychiatry
    Contra Costa County Mental Helath
  • Mariposa McCall, MD California
    Psychiatry
    Contra Costa County Mental Helath
  • Katherine McKenzie, MD Connecticut
    Internal Medicine
    Yale School of Medicine
  • John Markowitz, MD New York
    Psychiatry
    Columbia University/New York State Psychiatric Institute
  • S. Nini Malayaman, MD Pennsylvania
    Anesthesiology
    Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Cynthia Aten, MD Montana
    Pediatrics
  • Minal Kale, MD, New York
    Internal Medicine
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
  • Alex Kettner, Ph.D, California
    Clinical Psychology
  • Ellen Isaacs, MD, New York
    Internal Medicine
    Physicians for Human Rights, American Public Health Association
  • Michele Hines, MD, Kentucky
    Psychiatry
  • Serena Chaudry, LCSW, Louisiana
    Clinical social worker
    Physicians for Human Rights, American Public Health Association
  • Martha Davis, PhD, New York
    Clinical Psychology
  • Patricia Trainor, PhD, New York
    Psychology
    Independent practice
  • Vicki Smith, NP, California
    Primary care and psychiatry
  • Nate Ewigman, PhD, Illinois
    Psychology
  • Charity Lehn, MD, New York
    Family Medicine
    PCC Community Wellness Center
  • Nikhil Jain, MD, South Carolina
    medical student
  • Carol Kessler, MD, New York
    Child Psychiatry
  • Marc Paul, MD, Washington
    Radiology
    vRad
  • Fred Rottneck, MD, Missouri
    Family Medicine
    Sain Louis University
  • Suzanne Ross, PhD, New York
    Human Rights
  • Massimo De Martinis, MD, Italy
    Internal Medicine
    Department of Life, Health and Environment Sciences, University of L'Aquila
  • John Doherty, MD, Pennsylvania
    Cardiology
    Thomas Jefferson University
  • Jennifer Brody, MD, Massachusetts
    Internal Medicine
    Boston Healthcare for the Homeless Program
  • William Strathmann, MD, Maine
    Psychiatry
  • Frances Labaree, LCSW, Massachusetts
    Brookline Community Mental Health Center
  • Kara Leach, MD, Colorado
    Family Medicine
  • Donald Kollisch, MD, New Hampshire
    Family Medicine
  • Frances Geteles, PhD, New York
    Family Medicine
    VA Medicine Center
  • Kevin L King, MD, New York
    Internal Medicine
    Physicians for Human Rights, Campaign for Alternatives to Isolated Confinement
  • Bennett Simple, MD, Massachusetts
    Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Jen Brown, LCSW, Massachusetts
    Clinical Social Worker
    Physicians for Human Rights
  • Gideon Seaman, MD, California
    Psychiatry
    Harvard Medical School
  • Suhali Shafi, MD, Pennsylvania
  • Ellen Arfin, LCSW, New York
    Psychotherapy
  • Shawn Sidhu, MD, New York
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association
  • Kathleen Tolliver, RN, Connecticut
    Community Health
  • Thomas Jacobs, MD, New York
    Internal Medicine
    Columbia University
  • Arthur Grant, MD, New York
    Neurology
    SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • Patricia Cohen, RN, Manitoba
    Nursing
  • Marya Pollack, MD, New York

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