Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Ezekiel J. Emanuel

Vice Provost for Global Initiatives and the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, University of Pennsylvania


Ezekiel J. Emanuel is the vice provost for global initiatives, the Diane v.S. Levy and Robert M. Levy University Professor, and codirector of the Healthcare Transformation Institute at the University of Pennsylvania. From January 2009 to January 2011, Emanuel served as a special advisor on health policy to the director of the Office of Management and Budget and National Economic Council.  Prior to that he was the founding chair of the Department of Bioethics at the National Institutes of Health from 1997 to August of 2011. Emanuel received his MD from Harvard Medical School and his PhD in political philosophy from Harvard University. He has published over 300 articles mainly on health care reform, research ethics, and end of life care.  He has also authored or edited 15 books. His new book entitled Which Country Has the World’s Best Health Care? Will be published in June. Emanuel is the most widely cited bioethicist in history.