The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics, led by Dr. Benjamin S. Wilfond, 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, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Director, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

Douglas S. Diekema, MD, MPH

Douglas DiekemaProfessor, Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics
Professor, Division of Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Education, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

Douglas J. Opel, MD, MPH

Douglas OpelAssistant Professor, Division of Bioethics, Department of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor, Division of General Pediatrics, Department of Pediatrics
Director of Clinical Ethics, Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics
Vice-Chair, Ethics Committee, Seattle Children's

Faculty

Past faculty

Affiliate Faculty

Fellows

Bioethics fellows

  • Emily Berkman, MD
  • Jessica Jeavons, JD
  • Kristi Klee, DNP, MSN, RN-BC
  • Jeanne Krick, MD
  • Leah Kroon, MN, RN, CPHON
  • Tyler Tate, MD 

Research fellows

  • Stephanie Alessi Kraft, JD
See past fellows

Research Staff

  • Tracy Brazg, MSW, MPH
  • Ellen Kuwana, MS
  • Katherine Lepere, BA
  • Kathryn Porter, JD, MPH
  • Krysta Shutske, PhD, MPH

Administration

  • Kathy Fennell, RN, MPH, MBA, manager
  • Sharee Smith, senior administrative assistant