Robert Klitzman

Robert Klitzman

Fellow: Awarded 2013
Field of Study: Medicine and Health

Competition: US & Canada

Columbia University

Robert Klitzman is a Professor of Clinical Psychiatry in the College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, and Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program at Columbia University.  He has authored or co-authored over 100 articles, and 8 books, examining ethical issues concerning genetics, assisted reproductive technologies, research, HIV, and physician education.  His books include A Year-long Night:  Tales of a Medical Internship In A House of Dreams and Glass:  Becoming a Psychiatrist, Being Positive:  The Lives of Men and Women with HIV, Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDSThe Trembling Mountain:  A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, When Doctors Become Patients, and Am I My Genes?”:  Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing.  A graduate of Princeton University and Yale Medical School, he has received several awards, including Fellowships from the Russell Sage Foundation, the Aaron Diamond Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the Commonwealth Fund, the Rockefeller Foundation, Yaddo, and The MacDowell Colony.  He is a member of the Empire State Stem Cell Commission, the Ethics Working Group of the HIV Prevention Trials Network, and the Research Ethics Advisory Panel in the U.S. Department of Defense.  He is a regular contributor to the New York Times, and has written for Newsweek, The Nation, and elsewhere.

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