About the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics

The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics began in 2005 when the Seattle Children's Hospital Board of Trustees endowed the center and named it to honor retiring CEO Treuman Katz for his interest in pediatric bioethics. The Treuman Katz Center was the first in the country to focus on bioethics issues in pediatrics and now serves as a national resource for addressing issues in pediatric bioethics and palliative care. Read our 2021 Annual Report. Our team has interdisciplinary expertise in medicine, philosophy, law and the social and behavioral sciences to:

  • Conduct groundbreaking research in bioethics and palliative care to improve pediatric healthcare and clinical research. Provide expert bioethics consultations for families, trainees, research staff, investigators, or institutional review boards. Develop and present educational programs that fuel useful debate on current bioethical issues.
  • The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics is supported by Seattle Children's Research Institute. Principal Investigators at the Treuman Katz Center are faculty in the Division of Bioethics and Palliative Care in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine.
  • The Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics also has partnerships with the Department of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine as well as with the UW Schools of Law, Nursing and Public Health.