Arthur L. Caplan, Ph.D.

Joseph J. Fins’ Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics and the Struggle for Consciousness  By Arthur L Caplan, Ph.D. - author imageArthur L. Caplan, Ph.D., is the Mitty Professor and founding head of the Division of Medical Ethics at New York University Langone Medical Center. He is the co-founder and Dean of Research of the NYU Sports and Society Program and the head of the ethics program in the Global Institute for Public Health at NYU. Previously, he was the Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine, where he created the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Ethics. Caplan has also taught at the University of Minnesota, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. Caplan’s most recent book isThe Ethics of Sport(Oxford University Press, 2016). He has served as the chair of the National Cancer Institute Biobanking Ethics Working Group, the advisory committee to the United Nations on Human Cloning; and the advisory committee to the Department of Health and Human Services on Blood Safety and Availability. Caplan was a USA Today 2001 “Person of the Year” and was described as one of the ten most influential people in science by Discover magazine in 2008. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University.