Arthur Caplan
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"Arthur L. Caplan", Doctor of Philosophy/Ph.D., is the Drs. William F and Virginia Connolly Mitty Professor, and head of the Division of Medical Ethics, at New York University, Langone Medical Center, in New York City. Prior to coming to NYU he was the Sidney D Caplan Professor of Bioethics, and the Emmanuel and Robert Hart director of the Center for Bioethics, at the University of Pennsylvania. Caplan has also taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. He was the Associate Director of the Hastings Center from 1984-1987. Born in Boston, Caplan did his undergraduate work at Brandeis University where he majored in philosophy. He did his graduate work at Columbia University, where he received a Ph.D. in the history and philosophy of science.

While at the University of Pennsylvania, he became the first bioethicist sued for his professional role as a result of his involvement in a gene therapy trial that resulted in the death of research subject Jesse Gelsinger. The suit was subsequently dismissed by the trial court.

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