The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, led by Dr. Benjamin S. Wilfond, director, Dr. Douglas J. Opel, associate director, and Dr. Douglas S. Diekema, director of education, is the first bioethics center in the country to focus on pediatric issues and serves as a national resource for addressing the complex bioethical issues affecting families, healthcare institutions and society.

Benjamin S. Wilfond, MD

Benjamin WilfondProfessor and Chief, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

Douglas J. Opel, MD, MPH

Douglas OpelAssociate Professor and Bioethics Section Chair, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care
Associate Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Associate Professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Vice-Chair, Ethics Committee, Seattle Children's

Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH

Douglas DiekemaProfessor, Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Education, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Chair, Institutional Review Board, Seattle Children's

Faculty

Affiliates

Fellows

Bioethics fellows

  • Jenny Kinglsey, MD
  • Kimberly Sawyer, MD
See past fellows

Research Staff

  • Krysta Barton, PhD, MPH
  • Devan Duenas, MA
  • Ellen Kuwana, MS
  • Katherine Lepere, BA
  • Kathryn Porter, JD, MPH
  • Kelly Shipman, MA

Administration

  • Kathy Fennell, RN, MPH, MBA, director
  • Sharee Smith, BA, senior administrative assistant
  • Diana Wells, BA, program coordinator II