Ezekiel Emanuel

Ezekiel Emanuel

Fellow: Awarded 2023
Field of Study: Medicine and Health

Competition: US & Canada

Ezekiel Emanuel is the Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and the Levy University Professor at the University of Pennsylvania.

Dr. Emanuel is an oncologist and world leader in health policy and bioethics. He was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the NIH. From 2009 to 2011, he in the Office of Management and Budget helping develop the Affordable Care Act (ACA).

With over 350 papers, Dr. Emanuel is the most widely cited bioethicist in history. He has authored or edited 15 books including most recently Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care? (2020).

Dr. Emanuel regularly contributes to the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, and often appears on BBC, NPR, CNN, and other outlets.

He has received numerous awards including election to the National Academy of Medicine (NAM) the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the Royal College of Medicine (UK). He received –but refused— a Fulbright Scholarship. Dr. Emanuel has been named a Dan David Prize Laureate in Bioethics and Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities.

Dr. Emanuel graduated from Amherst College, has a M.Sc. in Biochemistry from Oxford University and an M.D. and PhD from Harvard.

Photo Credit: Olivia M. DAngelo, Communications Coordinator, Penn Global International Policy

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