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Robert  Arnold, MD

  • Distinguished Professor of Medicine in the Division of General Internal Medicine
  • Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Assistant Director for Education, University of Pittsburgh Center for Bioethics and Health Law
  • Assistant Medical Director of Palliative Care for the Institute for Quality Improvement at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Robert Arnold, MD is currently a faculty scholar on the Project on Death in America and is working to teach physician leaders how to educate peers to better communicate regarding ethical, psychosocial, and existential issues at the end-of-life. His clinical activities focus on providing palliative care consults in a tertiary care hospital and providing primary care to HIV-positive inpatients.

Dr. Arnold's research activities focus on teaching ethics to residents, doctor/patient communication regarding end-of-life issues, and organ donation.

He is a past president of the America Society of Bioethics and Humanities.