Robert Klitzman

Robert Klitzman, MD, is a professor of psychiatry at the Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons and the Joseph Mailman School of Public Health, and the director of the Masters in Bioethics program at Columbia University. He has published over 130 scientific journal articles and eight books, including When Doctors Become Patients; A Year-Long Night: Tales of a Medical Internship; In a House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist; Being Positive: The Lives of Men and Women With HIV; The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease; Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS (with Ronald Bayer); Am I My Genes? Confronting Fate and Other Genetic Journeys; and The Ethics Police?: The Struggle to Make Human Research Safe. He has received numerous awards for his work, is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a regular contributor to the New York Times and CNN.