Champions Trip 2015 – Austria and Poland – Majdanek Memorial Site. Left to right: M. Perry, S. Rubenfeld, H. Czech, R. Wilken, T. Wilken, L. Rubenfeld, B. Driftmier, M. Shafer, R. Jones, G. Shafer, P. Weindling, L. Liddell, M. Schwartz, A. Jeschke, F. Eckert, D. Merrill, A. Perry, S. Siegel, K. Uzarczyk



Our Champions are either faculty members in schools of medicine, nursing, public health, and other health sciences, or other scholarly individuals who study, teach, and research medicine and the Holocaust. Using videos, content modules, and other resources provided by the Center for Medicine after the Holocaust (CMATH), they challenge their students and colleagues to personally confront the medical behavior and doctoral ethics of professionals in Germany, the United States, and elsewhere during and after the Third Reich, and apply their new knowledge to contemporary medical ethics, research, and healthcare policy.

Jerry Amernic, Toronto, Canada
Journalist; novelist and author of The Last Witness

Raul Artal, MD
St. Louis University School of Medicine
Former Chairman and Professor Department of OB/GYN

Nachman Ash, MD, MS, MA
Ariel University, Ariel, Israel
Faculty of Health Sciences

Julie M. Aultman, PhD
Northeast Ohio Medical University
Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director of Bioethics

Alice Baker
University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Student in School of Medicine and graduate student in School of Public Health

Jeffrey H. Barker, PhD
Converse College
Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean, School of Humanities and Science

Susan Benedict, CRNA, PhD, FAAN
Professor Emeritus, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC
External PhD Supervisor and Examiner, University of South Africa, Pretoria, SA

Alan L Berger, PhD
Florida Atlantic University
Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies

Ruth E. Berggren, MD
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics


Daniel Bitran, PhD
College of the Holy Cross
Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Science Coordinator

Martin Blumenthal-Barby, PhD

Rice University

Assistant Professor, Department of German Studies

David A. Brenner, PhD

University of Houston

Director, Houston Teachers Institute, Visiting Asst. Professor of Comparative Literature

Howard Brody, MD, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch
Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities

Virginia A. Brown, MA
Washington Hospital Center
Center for Ethics

Courtenay R. Bruce, JD, MA

Baylor College of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Medicine and Medical Ethics

Michelina Cairo, MD

Texas Oncology


Beverley Chalmers DSc(Med),PhD

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

International  Perinatal Health Consultant


Michael Chamberlin, MD, CPT, MC

US Army



Sheena Eagan Chamberlin, MPH, PhD

Department of Philosophy

University of Maryland University College, Europe


Tessa Chelouche, MD

Rappaport Medical School, Haifa, Israel

Family Physician

Maria Ciesielska, MD, PhD

Head, Historical Section of the Chamber of Physicians and Dentists

Warsaw, Poland


Kenneth Collins, MB ChB, MPhil, PhD, FRCGP

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.
Visiting Professor, History of Medicine, Hebrew University of Jerusalem


UTMB Health

John Sealy Distinguished Centennial Chair, Professor and Chairman, Department of Radiation Oncology

Jonathan K. Crane, PhD, Rabbi
Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought


Martha Davis, PhD, 
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York
Emeritus Visiting Scholar


Bojan Djokic, MA, PhD candidate
Museum of Genocide Victims, Belgrade
Senior Research Fellow


 Esther Cuerda Galindo, MD
Universidad Rey Juan Carlos

Theresa Duello, PhD
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Director, Diversity Initiatives; Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Franziska Eckert, MD
Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen
Radiation Oncologist

Florence Eddins-Folensbee, MD
UT Health Science Center San Antonio
Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Medicine

John Efron, PhD
University of California-Berkeley
Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History

Cheryl Erwin, JD, PhD
University of Texas Houston Medical School
Director, Medical Humanities Certificate Program

Michael Evans, RN NEA-BC

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Dean and Professor

Irit Felsen, PhD
Yeshiva University, New York
Adjunct Professor; Clinical Psychologist

Ashley K Fernandes, MD, PhD
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
Associate Director, The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities


Matthew A Fox, MD, MHA
Teleradiology Solutions
Staff Radiologist

Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, FACHE
MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chief and Executive Director, Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care

Stacy Gallin, DMH

Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust

Founder and Director

James Giordano, PhD, Georgetown University
Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

Jason E. Glenn, PhD
University of Texas Medical Branch
Assistant Professor

Esteban González López, MD, PhD

Associate Professor. Family Medicine Unit.
Department and School of Medicine. Autonoma University of Madrid Spain

Garry Gore, MD

Texas A&M Health Science Center College of Medicine, College Station

Co-Director of Leadership in Medicine Program, Assistant Professor

Martin Greenburg, MD

Memorial Health University Medical Center

Professor of Medical Education, Mercer University

Michael A. Grodin, M.D.

Boston University Schools of Public Health and Medicine

Director, Project on Ethics and the Holocaust, Professor of Jewish Studies, Professor of Ethics, Human Rights & Psychiatry

Atina Grossman, PhD

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Professor of History

Barbara Hales, PhD

University of Houston – Clear Lake
Chair, History Program; Associate Professor, History and Humanities

Inger Kristensson Hallström, PhD, Lund University
Professor in Pediatric Nursing

Edward C. Halperin MD, MA
New York Medical College
Chancellor/CEO, Prof. of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and History

Ross Halpin, PhD
University of Sydney, Australia
Dept. of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies

Michael Hawking, MSc
University of Michigan Medical School – MD Candidate ‘16

Sheri Henriksen
Rice University
Masters of Liberal Studies, Class of 2014

De Fischler Herman, RP
Capital Caring

Sabine Hildebrandt, MD
Harvard Medical School
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Mark D Hiller, DrPH

College of Health and Human Services, University of New Hampshire

Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy Coordinator, Undergraduate Public Health Option


John Hoberman, PhD
The University of Texas at Austin
Professor, Department of Germanic Studies

John Hughes, MD
Yale School of Medicine
Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Mark Hughes, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine

E. Ann Jeschke, MTS
St. Louis University
PhD Candidate


Lutz Kaelber, PhD
Dept. of Sociology, University of Vermont
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology,


Holland M. Kaplan

Baylor College of Medicine student

FASPE Fellow

Ron Karni, MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Judianne Kellaway, MD, MEd
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Associate Dean for Admissions

Aaron Kheriaty, MD

University of California, Department of Psychiatry

Assistant Clinical Professor, Director of Medical Education and Residency Training, Co-Director Medical Ethics

Thomas R Kinney, MD

Duke University Medical Center

Associate Chair, Wilber C. Davison Professor, Department of Pediatrics

Arthur Kleinman MD

Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

Daniel Kondziella, MD, PhD, FEBN

Copenhagen University Hospital

Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet


Matthis Krischel, PhD

RWTH Aachen University

Faculty, History Theory and Ethics of Medicine

Susan Lederer, PhD

University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Chair, Medical History and Bioethics, Robert Turell Professor of History of Medicine and Bioethics


Zohar Lederman, MD

National University of Singapore

PhD candidate, Centre for Biomedical Ethics


Astrid Ley, PhD

Oranienburg, Germany

Deputy Director, Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum

Edward H. Livingston, MD, FACS, AGAF


Deputy Editor for Clinical Content


Francisco López-Muñoz, MD, PhD, DLitt

Camilo José Cela University, Madrid, Spain

Professor of Pharmacology; Director of International Doctoral School

Judy Lott, DSN, BC-NNP, FAAN

Wesleyan College

Founding Dean and Professor of Nursing


Rhoda Mahran, MA

Wright State University School of Medicine

Volunteer Assistant Professor, Medicine and the Holocaust

R. Kevin Mallinson, PhD, RN, AACRN, FAAN

School of Nursing, College of Health and Human Services, George Mason University

Associate Professor

Cheyenne (Darlene A.) Martin, PhD

UTMB School of Nursing

Director, Center For Nursing Ethics; Associate Professor


Roy Martin, DMin

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics, Department of Medical Education

Margaret McAllister, RN, EdD

CQUniversity Australia

Professor of Nursing and Midwifery


Thomas McGovern, EdD

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Professor, Department of Psychiatry


Mark Mercurio MD, MA

Yale School of Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics


John Michalczyk, PhD

Boston College

Professor in Fine Arts Department, Director of Film Studies


René Milfait, Th. Lic., Ing., Th.D

EJF-Academy for Education and international Cooperation: Social Academy Silberbach, German-Czech Cooperation


Susan M. Miller, MD

Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Chair, Institutional Review Board; Professor of Clinical Medicine


Jonathan D Moreno, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

David and Lyn Silfen University Professor of Ethics, Department of Medical Ethic & Health Policy

Benjamin L. Musher, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Joseph Son Nguyen, Mdiv, MA, SThD

UCI Medical Center

Lead Chaplain, Co-Director Medical Ethics

Jessica Nelson, MD

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Chief Resident


Darren O’Brien, RN, BA, PhD

Adjunct Lecturer, University of Sydney, School of Nursing

Honorary Senior Research Fellow, University of Queensland, School of Historical and Philosophical Inquiry

Dr. Anja Katharina Peters 

Senior Lecturer

Protestant University Dresden, Department of Nursing

Linda Raphael, PhD

The George Washington University School of Medicine

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Director of Medical Humanities


Rosa Ríos-Cortés. MA
History Professor, Department and School of Medicine. Autonoma University of Madrid Spain

Jaime Romanowsky, DDS, MScD



Shapir Rosenberg, MD

University of Maryland

Resident in Psychiatry


Warren Rosenblum, PhD

Webster University, St. Louis,

Professor of History & Chair of the History, Politics, and International Relations Department

Katalin Eve Roth, MD, JD

The George Washington University

Director, Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Associate Professor of Medicine

Martin D. Roy, Min.

Department of Medical Education, University of North Texas Health Science Center

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics

Cathy L. Rozmus, DSN, RN

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Professor, School of Nursing, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Professor of General Medicine

Terry Rubin, RN

The Methodist Hospital

Registered Nurse


A. E. Samaan

Investigative Historian

Author of From a ‘Race of master’ to a ‘Master Race’ 1946-1846; and H. H. Laughlin: American Scientist. American Progressive. Nazi Collaborator.

Ann Scanlon-McGinity, RN, PhD

The Methodist Hospital

Senior Vice President for Operations and Chief Nursing Executive

Col. Michaela Shafer, USAF, NC

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing

Assistant Professor

Michael Shevell, MD, CM, FRCPC

Montreal Children’s Hospital-McGill University Health Center

Professor, Departments of Neurology/Neurosurgery & Pediatrics

Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Linda Shields, MD, PhD, FRCNA

James Cook University & Townsville Health Service District

Professor of Nursing – Tropical Health

Judy Smith, PhD, RN, GCNS-BS

Barnes Jewish College

Assistant Professor

Jaire C. Soares, MD

The University of Texas Medical School at Houston

Executive Director, The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center

Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Services


Linda Grace Solis, PhD

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

Assistant Professor, Department of Clinical and Applied Science Education (CASE)


Patricia L. Starck, DSN, RN, FAAN
Dean Emeritus
UT Health Houston School of Nursing


Therkel Straede, PhD
Prof. of Contemporary History
University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Bernard Sussman, MD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Professor of Clinical Medicine and Medical Humanities
Division of Palliative Care, Medical Humanities and Biothics, General Medicine

Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil
UTHealth McGovern Medical School,
Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Anthony J. Thomas, MD, MA, FACS
Cleveland Clinic
Professor of Surgery

Jonathan S. Vordermark, MD
Texas Tech University Health Science Center
Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Urology

Hedy S. Wald, PhD
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School


Roy S. Weiner, MD
Tulane University School of Medicine
Schlieder Professor of Medical Oncology and Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Training

Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus
Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Rabbi Herbert Yoskowitz
Adat Shalom Synagogue
Farmington Hills, MI

Lawrence A. Zeidman, MD, FAAN
University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago
Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation