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Our mission is to serve our patients and their families by providing a forum for the analysis, discussion, and resolution of ethical issues that may arise during care.

Ethics Consultants

We provide on-call consultative services when a request is made by a patient, family member, or the healthcare team for assistance in resolving an ethical question or problem.

Yesne Alici, MD
Associate Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Liz Blackler, MBE, LCSW-R, HEC-C
Program Manager, Ethics Committee

Martin Chin, MD, HEC-C
Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Michelle Colletti, PA, HEC-C
Physician Assistant, Colorectal Surgery

Danielle Novetsky Friedman, MD, MS, HEC-C
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics

Maryanne Giuliante, DNP, MBA, RN, GNP, ANP-C, NEA-BC, HEC-C
Advanced Practice Provider Manager, MSK Westchester

Margot Hedlin, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Medicine

Monique C. James, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Jacqueline LaGrassa, LCSW
Manager, Patient Representative Department

Jamie Riches, DO
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Medicine

Amy Scharf, MBE
Project Coordinator, Office of the Physician-in-Chief

Deborah Stein BSN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Medicine Service

Lisa M. Wall, PhD, RN, HEC-C
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ambulatory GI Surgery

Louis Voigt, MD, MBE, HEC-C
Chair, Ethics Committee
Attending Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Critical Care Medicine

Ethics Committee

The Ethics Committee conducts case reviews, serves as an advisory body to MSK’s Medical Board, and offers ongoing ethics-related educational programs to all clinical staff as well as a comprehensive educational series in bioethics.

Ghassan Abou-Alfa, MD, MBA
Attending Physician, Gastrointestinal Oncology Service

Yesne Alici, MD
Associate Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Liz Blackler, MBE, LCSW-R
Program Manager, Ethics Committee

Alan Carver, MD
Attending Physician, Department of Neurology

Amelia Chan, PharmD, MBA
Manager, Drug Policy Management and Quality & Safety, Department of Pharmacy

Sanjay Chawla, MD
Associate Attending Physician, Department of Anesthesiology & Critical Care Medicine Service

Martin Chin, MD
Clinical Member and Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Michelle Colletti, PA
Physician Assistant, Colorectal Surgery

Susan Concannon, MSN, RN, ONC
Manager, Quality & Safety, Division of Quality & Safety

Nessa Coyle, RN, NP, PhD
Consultant, Department of Neurology

Pamela Drullinsky, MD
Attending Physician, Regional Care Network Medical Site Director, MSK Nassau

Danielle Novetsky Friedman, MD, MS
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Pediatrics

Maria A. Friedlander MPA, CT(ASCP)CM
Director, Regulatory Affairs

Maryanne Giuliante, DNP, MBA, RN, GNP, ANP-C, NEA-BC, HEC-C
Advanced Practice Provider Manager, MSKCC Regional Network, Westchester

Tracy Gosselin, PhD, RN, AOCN, NEA-BC, FAAN
Senior Vice President & Chief Nursing Executive

Emily S. Hahn, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Pediatric Palliative Care, Department of Pediatrics

Kelly Haviland, PhD, FNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Supportive Care Medicine Service

Margot Hedlin, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Medicine

Afsheen Iqbal, MD
Associate Attending Physician, Melanoma Service, Basking Ridge

Jennifer James
PFACQ Member

Monique C. James, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Molly Klima, PA
Physician Assistant, Department of Surgery

Jacqueline LaGrassa, LCSW
Manager, Patient Representative Department

Sheron Latcha, MD, FASN
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine
Program Director, Renal and Onco-Nephrology Fellowship

Laura Liberman, MD
Director, Faculty Development, Office of Physician-in-Chief

Konstantina (Dina) Matsoukas, MLIS
Research Informationist, Information Systems, MSK Library

Maryeliza McEachen, RN
Clinical Nurse, Department of Pediatrics

Nita McNeil, RN, MA, CPHQ
Manager, Quality & Safety, Department of Surgery

Molly O’Neil Frank, M Div, BCC
Staff Chaplain, Spiritual Care

Elizabeth Peabody, LMSW

Nina J. Pickett, MPS
Senior Director, Department of Pediatrics

Isabel Preeshagul, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Thoracic Oncology Service, Bergen

Stephanie Puccia, LSW, LMSW, ACM-SW
Director, Case Management

Julia Ramirez, MA
Director, Patient Relations, Patient Representative Department

Jamie C. Riches, DO
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Medicine

Paul Romesser, MD
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology

Amy Scharf, MBE
Project Coordinator, Office of Physician-in-Chief

Johanna Schoen
PFACQ Member

Marina Shcherba, DO
Assistant Attending Physician, Solid Tumor GI Service, Monmouth

Rosanna Silber, DNP, CPNP, RN
Nurse Practitioner, Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Team, Department of Pediatrics

Stacy Stabler, MD, PhD
Associate Attending Physician, Supportive Care Service

Daniel Stein, MD, PhD
Associate CIO, Tech Incubation, DigITs

Deborah Stein BSN, MSN, ACNP-BC
Nurse Practitioner, Critical Care Medicine Service

Alexandre Troullioud Lucas, MD
Pediatric Hematology Oncology Fellow, Department of Pediatrics

Louis Voigt, MD, MBE
Chair, Ethics Committee
Attending Physician, Department of Anesthesiology, Pain & Critical Care Medicine

Lisa M. Wall, PhD, RN, CNS, AOCNS, HEC-C
Clinical Nurse Specialist, Ambulatory GI Surgery

Christine Wilkins, PhD, LCSW
Director, Department of Social Work

Hooman Yarmohammadi, MD
Associate Attending Physician, Director of Research, Department of Radiology, Division of Interventional Oncology

Divya Yerramilli, MD, MBE
Assistant Attending Physician, Department of Radiation Oncology

The Rev’d Paul Yoon, BCC
Program Coordinator, Spiritual Care

Judy Yudenfriend
PFACQ member

Counsel to the Ethics Committee

Our counsel provides legal advice to our ethics consultants and the Ethics Committee.

Elizabeth D’Elia, JD
Associate General Counsel, Office of General Counsel