Dr. Griffin Trotter has served as the Editorial Review Group Chair for Medical Ethics for Doody’s Review Service since 2006, responsible for getting reviews of 186 of the 287 titles we have sent him. Over those 11 years, he recruited 65 experts to write the reviews, most from Saint Louis University, with a few from other institutions. As Dr. Trotter is retiring this month, he is also stepping down as Chair of the Medical Ethics review group.
Until his retirement, Dr. Trotter was a professor in the Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics (CHCE) at Saint Louis University and held a secondary appointment in the Department of Surgery, Emergency Medical Division. He is a board certified emergency physician, retiring after 15 years of practice. He received his PhD in philosophy in 1995 from Vanderbilt University and his MD in 1985 from Saint Louis University.
Dr. Trotter was CHCE Director of Clinical Consultation and codirector of Plenary Mentoring for Graduate Students in Health Care Ethics. He taught several courses in the PhD program in health care ethics, including “Methods in Philosophical Ethics,” “Introduction to Medicine for Ethicists,” and “Ethics in Health Care Reform.”
His research focus is on disaster ethics, clinical ethics, health policy reform, and on the relevance of American pragmatism to bioethics. Dr. Trotter is the author of The Loyal Physician: Roycean Ethics and the Practice of Medicine (Vanderbilt University Press, 1997), On Royce (Wadsworth, 2001), and The Ethics of Coercion in Mass Casualty Medicine (Johns Hopkins University, 2007), as well as over 70 essays and articles in bioethics and emergency medicine.