BERNARD LO, MD, Stanford University
Bernard Lo, MD is President of the Greenwall Foundation, whose mission is supporting bioethics research and young researchers in bioethics. He is also Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Director Emeritus of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). A member of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine, IOM), Dr. Lo served on the IOM Council and chaired the Board on Health Sciences Policy. He chaired the IOM committees Sharing Clinical Trial Data (2015) and Conflicts of Interest in Medical Research, Education, and Practice (2009). He co-chairs the Standards Working Group of the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine, which recommends ethics standards for publicly funded stem cell research in California.
Dr. Lo serves on the Board of Directors of Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) and on the Medical Advisory Panel of Blue Cross/Blue Shield. Formerly he was a member of the National Bioethics Advisory Commission, the NIH Recombinant DNA Advisory Committee (RAC), and the Ethics Subcommittee of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Dr. Lo and his colleagues have published around 200 peer-reviewed articles on ethical issues concerning decision-making near the end-of-life, oversight of research, the doctor-patient relationship, and conflicts of interest. He is the author of Resolving Ethical Dilemmas: A Guide for Clinicians (5th ed., 2013) and of Ethical Issues in Clinical Research (2010). He continues to care for a panel of primary care internal medicine patients at UCSF.