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
Ethics in psychiatry

Description of Research Expertise

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

Selected Publications

Sisti D, Segal A, Emanuel E: Improving Long-term Psychiatric Care: Bring Back the Asylum. JAMA 313(3): 243-44, Jan 2015.

Sisti D, Ramamurthy C: From Alienism to ACOs: Integrating Psychiatry, Again. Psychiatric Services 67(4): 372–74, March 2016 Notes: [Psychiatric Services in Advance doi: 10.1176/; Epub ahead of print, December 2015]

Johnson R, Persad G, Sisti D: 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, Dec 2014.

Sisti D, Segal A, Thase M: Proceed With Caution: Off-Label Ketamine Treatment for Major Depressive Disorder. Current Psychiatry Reports 16(12): 527, Oct 2014 Notes: 10.1007/s11920-014-0527-z.

Young M, Sisti D, Rimon-Greenspan H, Schwartz J, Caplan A: Immune to Addiction: The Ethical Dimensions of Substance Abuse Vaccines. Nature Immunology 13(6): 521-24, June 2012 Notes: Reprinted in the Ashgate Library of Essays on the Ethics of Emerging Technologies, July 2015.

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Last updated: 05/14/2018
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