Christian Vercler is a Clinical Associate Professor of Pediatric Plastic Surgery at the University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital. He is a service chief of the Clinical Ethics Service in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine (CBSSM). Dr. Vercler has a special interest in ethics in surgery and he holds master's degrees in both Theology and Bioethics. He has a passion for teaching medical students and residents and has won teaching awards from Emory University Medical School, Harvard Medical School, and the University of Michigan.
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Andrew Shuman delivered the inaugural C.T. Lee Endowed Lectureship on Humanistic Compassionate Care to the Department of Surgery of Yale University.
Drs. Shuman, Vercler, De Vries and Firn have been awarded a CME Innovations Grant from the Office of Continuous Professional Development to develop a multidisciplinary ethics curriculum for practicing clinicians across UMHS critical care units.
Andrew Shuman and Christian Vercler are both contributors to the January issue of the American Medical Association's Journal of Ethics. Drs. Shuman and Vercler both provide commentaries related to challenging ethical cases.
The link to the issue can be found here.
The August 2016 issue of AMA Journal of Ethics features commentaries by Christian Vercler, Lauren Smith, and Andrew Shuman.
"Is Consent to Autopsy Necessary? Cartesian Dualism in Medicine and Its Limitations"
Commentary by Megan Lane and Christian J. Vercler
"I Might Have Some Bad News: Disclosing Preliminary Pathology Results"
Commentary by Michael H. Roh and Andrew G. Shuman
"Requests for VIP Treatment in Pathology: Implications for Social Justice and Systems-Based Practice"
Commentary by Virginia Sheffield and Lauren B. Smith
On November 14th, Dr. Andrew Shuman presented, “The Growing Importance of Clinical Ethics Consultation in Hospitalized Patients” at the Washtenaw County Medical Society. Dr. Shuman is the Chair of the Clinical Ethics Program at Michigan Medicine. He is Assistant Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Head/Neck Surgery and on faculty in the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine.