Arthur Caplan is the director of the Division of Medical Ethics at NYU Langone Medical Center. Prior to NYU, Caplan was the Sidney D. Caplan Professor of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in Philadelphia, where he created the Center for Bioethics and the Department of Medical Ethics. Caplan has also taught at the University of Minnesota, where he founded the Center for Biomedical Ethics, the University of Pittsburgh, and Columbia University. He was the associate director of the Hastings Center from 1984–87. Caplan is the author or editor of 30 books and over 550 papers in refereed journals. His most recent books are Smart Mice Not So Smart People and the Penn Guide to Bioethics.
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