Robert Klitzman, M.D.
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry (in Sociomedical Sciences)
Director, Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core, HIV Center,
I am the Director of the Masters of Bioethics Program, and the Director of the Ethics, Policy and Human Rights Core of the HIV Center, and a member of the Division of Psychiatry, Law and Ethics, and co-founded and for five years co-directed the Center for Bioethics. I have written seven books, and numerous articles drawing on multi-disciplinary methods to examine ethical, psychological and social issues in a variety of contexts in medicine and psychiatry. Specifically, I have examined decision-making concerning HIV disclosure, genetic testing, reproductive choices among individuals at risk for genetic disorders, Institutional Review Boards, and other topics.
Undergraduate: Princeton, BA, 1980
Medical School: Yale, MD, 1985
Board Certifications: Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, (Psychiatry), l990.
Mailman School of Public Health
Room 323 Unit/Box:
722 West 168th St.
New York, NY 10032
Phone: 212 543 3710
Fax: 212 543 6003
Ethical, psychological, social and policy aspects of decision-making among patients, providers and others concerning genetics, HIV, research, assisted reproductive technologies, and other areas.
1. Klitzman R: Am I My Genes?: Confronting Fate and Family Secrets in the Age of Genetic Testing, Oxford University Press, NY, , 2012
1. Klitzman R, Bayer R: Mortal Secrets: Truth and Lies in the Age of AIDS, Johns Hopkins Univeresity Press, , 2003
1. Klitzman R: In A House of Dreams and Glass: Becoming a Psychiatrist, Simon and Shuster, NY, , 1995
1. Klitzman R: The Trembling Mountain: A Personal Account of Kuru, Cannibals and Mad Cow Disease, Perseus, NY, , 1998
1. Klitzman R : When Doctors Become Patients, Oxford University Press, New York, , 2007