Dr. Ryan Nash is the Editorial Review Group Chair of the Medical Ethics specialty. Since January 2020, we have sent him 49 books and his team of reviewers have submitted 12 reviews.
Dr. Nash has a strong background in ethics and palliative care, researching how medicine, moral philosophy, and moral theology impact patients with advanced and serious illness. In addition to his leadership position in Bioethics, Dr. Nash is also the Hagop S. Mekhjian, MD, Chair in Medical Ethics and Professionalism and has a faculty appointment in the Department of Internal Medicine with ongoing clinical work in the Department of Palliative Medicine.
As director of the Ohio State University (OSU) Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Dr. Nash is responsible for providing leadership and administration for the Center and for ensuring state-of-the-art clinical care of patients, cutting-edge research and scholarship and quality programs for the education and training of healthcare professionals, including the establishment of a graduate and undergraduate curriculum in medical ethics and professionalism and a fellowship program in bioethics and professionalism at the OSU Medical Center.
He is the editor of The Ohio State University Press book series on Bioethics and Medical Humanities. He serves on editorial boards of the journals HealthCare Ethics Committee Forum (Springer) and Christian Bioethics (Oxford University Press), as well as on the editorial advisory board for the Journal of Pain and Symptom Management (Elsevier) and the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy (Oxford University Press). He has published one book, three book chapters, and several essays related to bioethics and has presented numerous scientific papers and invited lectures at national and international meetings. In addition, Dr. Nash currently serves on the Ethics Committee for the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Nash came to the OSU from the University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine (UAB), where he served as the Director of Ethics Education, Chair of Clinical Ethics, and Director of the Palliative Care Leadership Center (a partnership between the Center to Advance Palliative Care and the UAB Center for Palliative and Supportive Care). While in Alabama, Dr. Nash also served as Chief of Staff of the Jefferson County Health System and Cooper Green Mercy Hospital. He is also currently an adjunct Professor of Bioethics at Trinity Graduate School, Trinity International University in Illinois.
Dr. Nash received his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School at Houston and his master’s degree in Bioethics from Trinity International University. He completed an internal medicine residency at the University of Texas Medical School, a fellowship in palliative medicine at the University of Alabama School of Medicine, and was a fellow and visiting scholar at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago’s Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Nash has been recognized as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians, Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Care, and Fellow in the Academy of Fellows of the Center of Bioethics and Human Dignity. He has repeatedly been named to the “America’s Best Doctors” and “World’s Best Doctors” lists.