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Community of advocates who study, teach, and research medicine and the holocaust

Our Champions are 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.

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Learn, teach, and advocate in your institution and join the collective of CMATH Champions from around the world.

Champions Trip 2015 to Austria and Poland

CMATH Champions
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

Astrid Ley, PhD

Oranienburg, Germany

Deputy Director, Sachsenhausen Memorial and Museum

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

Cheryl Erwin, JD, PhD

University of Texas Houston Medical School

Director, Medical Humanities Certificate Program

Courtenay R. Bruce, JD, MA

Baylor College of Medicine

Assistant Professor, Medicine and Medical Ethics

David A. Brenner, PhD

University of Houston

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

Edward C. Halperin MD, MA

New York Medical College

Chancellor/CEO, Prof. of Radiation Oncology, Pediatrics, and History

Florence Eddins-Folensbee, MD

UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education, School of Medicine

Hedy S. Wald, PhD

Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Boston Children’s Hospital-Harvard Medical School

Irit Felsen, PhD

Yeshiva University, New York

Adjunct Professor; Clinical Psychologist

Jason E. Glenn, PhD

University of Texas Medical Branch

Assistant Professor

John Efron, PhD

University of California-Berkeley

Koret Professor of Jewish History, Department of History

Jonathan D Moreno, PhD

University of Pennsylvania

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

Judianne Kellaway, MD, MEd

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio

Associate Dean for Admissions

Katalin Eve Roth, MD, JD

The George Washington University

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

Linda Raphael, PhD

The George Washington University School of Medicine

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

Maria Ciesielska, MD, PhD

Warsaw, Poland

Head, Historical Section of the Chamber of Physicians and Dentists

Martha Davis, PhD,

John Jay College of Criminal Justice, CUNY, New York

Emeritus Visiting Scholar

Martin Greenburg, MD

Memorial Health University Medical Center

Professor of Medical Education, Mercer University

Michael Chamberlin, MD, CPT, MC

US Army


Nachman Ash, MD, MS, MA

Ariel University, Ariel, Israel

Faculty of Health Sciences

René Milfait, Th. Lic., Ing., Th.D

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


Ross Halpin, PhD

University of Sydney, Australia

Dept. of Hebrew, Biblical and Jewish Studies

Sabine Hildebrandt, MD

Harvard Medical School

Assistant Professor of Pediatrics; Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine

Sheri Henriksen

Rice University

Masters of Liberal Studies, Class of 2014

Susan M. Miller, MD

Houston Methodist Hospital, Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Chair, Institutional Review Board; Professor of Clinical Medicine

Therkel Straede, PhD

University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark

Prof. of Contemporary History

Warren Rosenblum, PhD

Webster University, St. Louis,

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

Aaron Kheriaty, MD

University of California, Department of Psychiatry

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

Anthony J. Thomas, MD, MA, FACS

Cleveland Clinic

Professor of Surgery

Atina Grossman, PhD

The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Professor of History

Beverley Chalmers DSc(Med),PhD

Kingston, Ontario, Canada

International Perinatal Health Consultant

Cheyenne (Darlene A.) Martin, PhD

UTMB School of Nursing

Director, Center For Nursing Ethics; Associate Professor

Daniel Bitran, PhD

College of the Holy Cross

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Science Coordinator

De Fischler Herman, RP

Capital Caring


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

Heinrich Taegtmeyer, MD, DPhil

UTHealth McGovern Medical School,

Professor, Cardiovascular Medicine

Jaime Romanowsky, DDS, MScD


Jeffrey H. Barker, PhD

Converse College

Vice President for Academic Affairs; Dean, School of Humanities and Science

John Hoberman, PhD

The University of Texas at Austin

Professor, Department of Germanic Studies

Jonathan K. Crane, PhD, Rabbi

Center for Ethics, Emory University, Atlanta, GA

Raymond F. Schinazi Scholar in Bioethics and Jewish Thought

Judy Lott, DSN, BC-NNP, FAAN

Wesleyan College

Founding Dean and Professor of Nursing

Kenneth Collins, MB ChB, MPhil, PhD, FRCGP

Senior Research Fellow, Centre for the History of Medicine, University of Glasgow.

Linda Shields, MD, PhD, FRCNA

James Cook University & Townsville Health Service District

Professor of Nursing – Tropical Health

Mark D Hiller, DrPH

University of New Hampshire, College of Health and Human Services

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

Martin Blumenthal-Barby, PhD

Rice University

Assistant Professor, Department of German Studies

Matthew A Fox, MD, MHA

Teleradiology Solutions

Staff Radiologist

Michael Evans, RN NEA-BC

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Nursing

Dean and Professor

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

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

Associate Professor

Rhoda Mahran, MA

Wright State University School of Medicine

Volunteer Assistant Professor, Medicine and the Holocaust

Roy Martin, DMin

University of North Texas Health Science Center

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics, Department of Medical Education

Shapir Rosenberg, MD

University of Maryland

Resident in Psychiatry

Stacy Gallin, DMH

Maimonides Institute for Medicine, Ethics and the Holocaust

Founder and Director

Terry Rubin, RN

The Methodist Hospital

Registered Nurse

Thomas McGovern, EdD

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Zohar Lederman, MD

National University of Singapore

PhD candidate, Centre for Biomedical Ethics

Alan L Berger, PhD

Florida Atlantic University

Raddock Family Eminent Scholar Chair in Holocaust Studies

Arthur Kleinman MD

Harvard Medical School

Professor of Medical Anthropology and Professor of Psychiatry

Barbara Hales, PhD

University of Houston – Clear Lake

Professor, History and Humanities

Bojan Djokic, MA, PhD candidate

Museum of Genocide Victims, Belgrade

Senior Research Fellow

Col. Michaela Shafer, USAF, NC

Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences Graduate School of Nursing

Assistant Professor

Daniel Kondziella, MD, PhD, FEBN

Copenhagen University Hospital

Consultant Neurologist, Department of Neurology, Rigshospitalet

Dr. Anja Katharina Peters

Protestant University Dresden, Department of Nursing

Senior Lecturer

Esteban González López, MD, PhD

Associate Professor. Family Medicine Unit.

Department and School of Medicine. Autonoma University of Madrid Spain

Franziska Eckert, MD

Eberhard-Karls-University of Tuebingen

Radiation Oncologist

Howard Brody, MD, PhD

University of Texas Medical Branch

Director, Institute for the Medical Humanities

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

Jerry Amernic

Toronto, Canada

Journalist; novelist and author of The Last Witness

John Hughes, MD

Yale School of Medicine

Professor of Medicine (General Medicine)

Jonathan S. Vordermark, MD

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Professor & Vice Chair, Department of Urology

Judy Smith, PhD, RN, GCNS-BS

Barnes Jewish College

Assistant Professor

Lawrence A. Zeidman, MD, FAAN

University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago

Associate Professor, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation

Lutz Kaelber, PhD

Dept. of Sociology, University of Vermont

Associate Professor, Department of Sociology,

Mark Hughes, MD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Assistant Professor of Medicine


UTMB Health

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

Matthew K. Wynia, MD, MPH, FACP

University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus

Director, Center for Bioethics and Humanities

Michael Hawking, MSc

University of Michigan Medical School – MD Candidate ‘16

Rabbi Herbert Yoskowitz

Farmington Hills, MI

Adat Shalom Synagogue

Ron Karni, MD


Assistant Professor, Department of Otorhinolaryngology

Roy S. Weiner, MD

Tulane University School of Medicine

Schlieder Professor of Medical Oncology and Associate Dean for Clinical Research and Training

Sheena Eagan Chamberlin, MPH, PhD

University of Maryland University College, Europe

Department of Philosophy

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

Tessa Chelouche, MD

Rappaport Medical School, Haifa, Israel

Family Physician

Thomas R Kinney, MD

Duke University Medical Center

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

Alice Baker

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Student in School of Medicine and graduate student in School of Public Health

Ashley K Fernandes, MD, PhD

The Ohio State University College of Medicine

Associate Director, The Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities

Benjamin L. Musher, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Assistant Professor

Cathy L. Rozmus, DSN, RN

University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston

Professor, School of Nursing, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs

Colleen M. Gallagher, PhD, FACHE

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Chief and Executive Director, Integrated Ethics in Cancer Care

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

E. Ann Jeschke, MTS

St. Louis University

PhD Candidate

Esther Cuerda Galindo, MD

Universidad Rey Juan Carlos


Garry Gore, MD

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

Co-Director of Leadership in Medicine Program, Assistant Professor

Inger Kristensson Hallström, PhD, Lund University

Professor in Pediatric Nursing

James Giordano, PhD

Georgetown University

Chief, Neuroethics Studies Program, Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics

Jessica Nelson, MD

Texas Tech University Health Science Center

Chief Resident

John Michalczyk, PhD

Boston College

Professor in Fine Arts Department, Director of Film Studies

Joseph Son Nguyen, Mdiv, MA, SThD

UCI Medical Center

Lead Chaplain, Co-Director Medical Ethics

Julie M. Aultman, PhD

Northeast Ohio Medical University

Associate Professor of Family and Community Medicine, Director of Bioethics

Linda Grace Solis, PhD

University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine

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

Margaret McAllister, RN, EdD

CQUniversity Australia

Professor of Nursing and Midwifery

Mark Mercurio MD, MA

Yale School of Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics, Director, Program for Biomedical Ethics

Martin D. Roy, Min.

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

Assistant Professor of Clinical Ethics

Matthis Krischel, PhD

RWTH Aachen University

Faculty, History Theory and Ethics of Medicine

Michael Shevell, MD, CM, FRCPC

Montreal Children’s Hospital-McGill University Health Center

Professor, Departments of Neurology/Neurosurgery & Pediatrics; Director, Division of Pediatric Neurology

Raul Artal, MD

St. Louis University School of Medicine

Former Chairman and Professor Department of OB/GYN

Rosa Ríos-Cortés. MA

Autonoma University of Madrid Spain

History Professor, Department and School of Medicine. Autonoma University of Madrid Spain

Ruth E. Berggren, MD

UT Health Science Center San Antonio

Associate Professor of Medicine; Director, Center for Medical Humanities and Ethics

Sheldon Rubenfeld, MD

Baylor College of Medicine

Clinical Professor of General 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

Theresa Duello, PhD

University of Wisconsin-Madison

Director, Diversity Initiatives; Associate Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Virginia A. Brown, MA

Washington Hospital Center

Center for Ethics

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