Meet Our New Associate Editor, Kayhan Parsi, JD PhD



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AJOB is proud to have Kayhan Parsi as our new Associate Editor. Kayhan has worked with AJOB closely for the last three years serving as its Book Review Editor. We chose Kayhan, in part, because he knows AJOB well and because he is well connected to scholars throughout bioethics, particularly in the fields of medical professionalism, global health, and medical humanities. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Kayhan here at AJOB for many years to come.

Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD

Kayhan Parsi, JD, PhD is an Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine. He also teaches in the medical school and serves on the ethics committee and ethics consultation service of Loyola. He has published in a variety of areas and has interests in medical ethics education, professionalism and professional ethics, global health, media and bioethics, and the history of medicine and bioethics. He co-edited Healing as Vocation: A Medical Professionalism Primer (Rowman and Littlefield, 2006). He has been the book review editor for the American Journal of Bioethics since 2009.

He has worked at the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association where he was Director of Academic Affairs. He was elected in 2006 and re-elected in 2007 to the nominating committee of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), the major professional organization for bioethicists and medical humanities scholars in the United States. He was elected to the board of directors for ASBH in 2009 for a three-year term.

He received a BA in history from Rice University, a JD from the University of Houston Law Center, and a PhD in medical humanities from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston.

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