Mark Mercurio is professor of pediatrics and the director of the Program for Biomedical Ethics at Yale School of Medicine. Until recently he also served as chief of the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is actively involved in the ethics education of Yale medical students, attending physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and physician associate students. He has more than thirty-five years of experience as a clinical neonatologist, including the training of fellows and residents in the Newborn ICU, and over thirty-five years of experience in clinical ethics consultation in adult and pediatric medicine. Dr. Mercurio has been an invited lecturer nationally and internationally, focusing on analyses of ethical issues in adult and pediatric medicine, primarily pediatrics. He has for many years served as medical faculty for the Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics (FASPE). Published work has appeared in Pediatrics, The Hastings Center Report, Seminars in Perinatology, the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, The Journal of Perinatology, American Journal of Bioethics, and others. He is a former chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics Executive Committee, has served on the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Bioethics, is co-editor of the six-volume textbook Bioethics, and is co-editor of the textbook Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics.
Dr. Mercurio received his undergraduate degree in Biochemical Sciences from Princeton University and his M.D. from Columbia University. He completed Pediatrics Residency and Neonatology Fellowship at Yale University and received a master’s degree in Philosophy from Brown University.