Dominic A. Sisti, Ph.D.

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Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Department: Medical Ethics and Health Policy

Contact information
University of Pennsylvania
Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy
Blockley Hall, Floor 14
423 Guardian Drive
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: 215-573-4037
B.S. (Biology)
Villanova University, 1996.
MBE (Bioethics)
University of Pennsylvania, 2000.
Ph.D. (Philosophy)
Michigan State University, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Ethics consultation

Description of Research Expertise

Ethical & policy issues in mental health care
Ethics in end of life care
Bioethics education

Selected Publications

Dominic Sisti, Andrea Segal, Ezekiel Emanuel: "Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum" JAMA 313(3): 243-244, January 2015.

Dominic Sisti and Chetham Ramamurthy: "From Alienism to ACOs: Integrating Psychiatry, Again" Psychiatric Services 67(4): 372–374, March 2016 Notes: [Psychiatric Services in Advance doi: 10.1176/; Epub ahead of print, December 2015]

Rebecca Johnson, Govind Persad, Dominic Sisti: “The Tarasoff Rule: The Implications of Inter-State Variation & Gaps in Professional Training” Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law 42(4): 469-77, December 2014.

Dominic Sisti, Andrea Segal, Michael Thase: “Proceed With Caution: Off-Label Ketamine Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder” Current Psychiatry Reports 16: 527, October 2014 Notes: 10.1007/s11920-014-0527-z.

Michael Young, Dominic Sisti, Hila Rimon-Greenspan, Jason Schwartz, Arthur Caplan: "Immune to Addiction: The Ethical Dimensions of Substance Abuse Vaccines" Nature Immunology 19(6): 521-524, June 2012 Notes: Reprinted in the Ashgate Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies, July 2015.

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Last updated: 10/19/2017
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