Dr. Wightman seeks to improve decision-making for children with burdensome, complex, chronic conditions through qualitative, quantitative and normative scholarship.
Aaron G Wightman, MD, MA
Aaron Wightman, MD, MA is an Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Divisions of Bioethics and Palliative Care and Pediatric Nephrology and an Adjunct Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Washington School of Medicine and co-director of education at the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at the Seattle Children’s Hospital Research Institute. Dr. Wightman’s research interests focus on medical decision-making for children with complex, chronic medical conditions. He is the founder and chair of the ethics committee for the American Society of Pediatric Nephrology and served on the UNOS ethics committee.
- Wightman A, Kett J, Campelia G, Wilfond B. The relational potential standard. Hastings Center Report 2019 May;49(3):18-25. doi: 10.1002/hast.1003 PMID: 31269258.
- Wightman A, Goldberg A, Diekema D. Fairness, Severe Intellectual Disability, and the Special Case of Transplantation. Pediatric Transplantation. 2018 Aug;22(5):e13228. doi: 10.1111/petr.13228. PMID: 2978580.*
- Wightman A, Bradford B, Hsu E, Bartlett H, Smith J. Prevalence and Long-Term Outcomes of Solid Organ Transplant in Children with Intellectual Disability Journal of Pediatrics 2021 Aug;235:10-17.e4. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2021.03.056. Epub 2021 Mar 29. PMID: 33794218.
- Wightman A. Caregiver burden in pediatric dialysis Pediatric Nephrology 2019 Aug 21. doi: 10.1007/s00467-019-04332-5. PMID: 31435726.
- Wightman A, Goldberg A, Diekema D. “Considering a COVID-19 vaccine mandate for pediatric kidney transplant candidates” Pediatric Nephrology 2022. Mar 25;1-11. doi: 10.1007/s00467-022-05511-7. PMID: 3533972
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