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David Magnus

David Magnus
Thomas A. Raffin Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics
Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine

David Magnus is Thomas A. Raffin, Professor of Medicine and Biomedical Ethics and Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, and by Courtesy of Bioengineering at Stanford University and an Associate Dean for Research. Magnus is a member of the Ethics Committee for the Stanford Hospital. He is currently the Vice-Chair of the IRB for the NIH Precision Medicine Initiative ("All of Us"). He is the former President of the Association of Bioethics Program Directors, and is the Editor in Chief of the American Journal of Bioethics. 

He has published articles on a wide range of topics in bioethics, including research ethics, genetics, stem cell research, organ transplantation, end of life, and patient communication. He was a member of the Secretary of Agriculture’s Advisory Committee on Biotechnology in the 21st Century and currently serves on the California Human Stem Cell Research Advisory Committee. He is the principal editor of a collection of essays entitled "Who Owns Life?" (2002), and his publications have appeared in the New England Journal of Medicine, Science, Nature Biotechnology, and the British Medical Journal.

Learn more: https://profiles.stanford.edu/david-magnus