Sara Rosenthal

  • Dr. Rosenthal is Professor of Bioethics and Director, Program for Bioethics at the University of Kentucky, Departments of Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Behavioral Science. She received all of her academic training at the University of Toronto, and received her doctorate in bioethics from the University of Toronto’s Joint Centre for Bioethics. Dr. Rosenthal’s research interests focus on endocrine and thyroid ethics, reproductive ethics, and clinical ethics education. She is also founder of Endocrine Ethics Blog (

    Dr. Rosenthal is Chair of the University of Kentucky Medical Center’s Hospital Ethics Committee and directs its clinical ethics consult service. She is also faculty at the Center for Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Kentucky; in this capacity, she also directs the Research Ethics Consultation Service.

    Dr. Rosenthal is Past Chair of the American Thyroid Association’s Ethics Advisory Committee and a member of The Endocrine Society (having formerly served on its Ethics Advisory Committee). She is also a member the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, and the Association of Bioethics Program Directors. She is the author of over 70 publications; presents widely nationally and internationally, and has served as the bioethicist on numerous clinical practice guidelines for the American Thyroid Association, as well other medical societies. You can follow her publications on


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