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Lachlan Forrow, MD is Director of Ethics Programs and Director of Palliative Care Programs at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. He also serves as President of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, and President of the Albert Schweitzer Hospital in Lambaréné, Gabon.

Dr. Forrow earned his A.B. (summa cum laude in Philosophy) from Princeton University in 1978 and his M.D. from Harvard Medical School (HMS) in 1983. He has been active for more than twenty-five years in the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which was honored in 1985 with the Nobel Peace Prize, including service as IPPNW's Board Chair and CEO. In 2007 Dr. Forrow was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award for Community Service from Harvard Medical School.

Dr. Forrow has lectured widely and published numerous articles and book chapters on issues in medical ethics education, palliative care, medical decision-making, and the social responsibilities of physicians. His work has appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association, New England Journal of Medicine, Annals of Internal Medicine and other leading publications.

Dr. Forrow and his wife Susan Reidy Forrow live in Newton, Massachusetts with their four children: Melissa Reid Forrow (23), Aden Williams Forrow (21), Avery Burch Forrow (19), and Lauren Margaret Forrow (16).

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Lachlan Forrow, MD is Director of Ethics Programs and Director of Palliative Care Programs at Boston's Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School. More »

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