Robert Klitzman, MD
I am the Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program, and a member of the Division of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics, and co-founded and for five years co-directed the Center for Bioethics. I have written nine books, and over 140 academic articles, drawing on multi-disciplinary methods to examine ethical, psychological and social issues in a variety of contexts in medicine and psychiatry. Specifically, I have examined decision-making concerning HIV disclosure, genetic testing, reproductive choices among individuals at risk for genetic disorders, Institutional Review Boards, and other topics.
- Professor of Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences) at CUMC
Credentials & Experience
Honors & Awards
Fellow, John Simon Guggenheim Foundation
Fellow, Russell Sage Foundation
Member, Council on Foreign Relations
Ethical, psychological and social aspects of decision-making among patients, providers and others concerning HIV, genetics, and other areas: I am currently conducting several studies, including: "Views and Approaches of IRB Members Toward Research Integrity", and "Views and Approaches Toward Pre-implantation Genetic Diagnosis Among Patients and Providers"
- Klitzman, R., Designing Babies: How Technology is Changing the Ways We Create Children, Oxford University Press, NY, 2020.
- Klitzman, R., The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe, Oxford University Press, NY, 2015.
- Klitzman R., Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing, Oxford University Press, NY, 2012
- Klitzman R., Bayer R: Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS, Johns Hopkins University Press, 2003
- Klitzman R., In A House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist, Simon and Shuster, NY, 1995
- Klitzman R., The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, Perseus, NY, 1998
- Klitzman R., When Doctors Become Patients, Oxford University Press, New York, 2007
- Klitzman, R., Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women with HIV, Ivan R. Dee, Chicago, 1997.
- Klitzman, R., A Year-long Night: Tales of a Medical Internship, Viking, NY, 1989.