Stuart Finder, Ph.D.


Director, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Medical Affairs
Associate Professor, Surgery, Biomedical Sciences, and Medicine, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA

Stuart G. Finder, Ph.D., is the Director of the Center for Healthcare Ethics at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) in Los Angeles, where he also holds appointments as an Associate Professor in CSMC's Department of Surgery and Department of Biomedical Sciences, as well as in the Department of Medicine at the UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine. Dr. Finder also is the Chief of CSMC's Clinical Ethics Consultation Service and is the co-chair of the CSMC's Bioethics Committee, serves as a member of CSMC's Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee/IRB and is the Ethics representative to Cedars-Sinai Medical Staff's Chief of Staff Advisory Council. He also leads the Research Ethics Consortium organized under the UCLA Clinical and Translational Science Institute (in which CSMC, along with Charles Drew University and Harbor UCLA also participate).

In addition to his clinical and institutional responsibilities, Dr. Finder is also an active researcher and scholar who has presented extensively at professional meetings locally, regionally, nationally, and internationally, and he has authored and co-authored dozens of articles, book chapters, commentaries, and reviews. In all of his endeavors, as a clinician, a teacher, and a researcher, Dr. Finder is interested in exploring the complexity and implications of moral experiences as actualized across the entire spectrum of the healthcare context, from patient care to clinical and basic sciences research.

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