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Alvin H. Moss, MD - Project Director
Dr. Moss is the Director of the Center for Health Ethics and Law and a professor of medicine at the Robert C. Byrd Health Sciences Center of West Virginia University. He is the Director of the Bioethics Program at West Virginia University School of Medicine.
He is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He is a practicing internist and nephrologist. His interest in medical ethics grew out of his involvement with renal dialysis and transplantation. He was a participant in the National Leadership Training Program for Physicians in Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago supported by the Pew Charitable Trusts and the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation.
Dr. Moss is the chairman of the hospital ethics committee at West Virginia University Hospitals and the executive director of the West Virginia Network of Ethics Committees. He is a member of the Guardianship Task Force of the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources and chaired the committee for the Guardianship Task Force that drafted the Health Care Surrogate Act of 1993 and the Do Not Resuscitate Act.
His research interests include the appropriate use of life-sustaining treatment, advance care planning, and narrative ethics. He has given talks throughout the state on many topics in medical ethics including advance directives, health care decision making, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, do-not-resuscitate orders, responding to family requests for unreasonable treatment, and ethical issues in the care of the dying.
Cindy Jamison - Program Manager
Linda McMillen - Program Coordinator