Autumn Fiester, PhD

Associate Chair for Education and Training and Associate Professor, Divison of Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Director of the Penn Program in Clinical Conflict Management


Autumn Fiester, PhD, is Associate Chair for Education and Training and Associate Professor in the Divison of Medical Ethics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. She is the Director of the Penn Program in Clinical Conflict Management, which promotes conflict resolution training for formal clinical ethics consultations and clinical conflicts at the bedside.
 
Dr. Fiester is a consultant for the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania Ethics Service. She has been a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities task force on clinical ethics consultation professionalization (Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Standing Committee). She is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Singapore CENTRES Project (Clinical Ethics Network, Training, Research and Support Initiative) aimed at developing the capacity of clinical ethics committees in Singapore. She is a member of GABEX: Global Alliance of Biomedical Ethics Centers sponsored by the University of Tokyo, designed to create a collaborative, international network of bioethics centers of excellence. She was also a contributing author of the EU-sponsored CHIMBRIDS project (Chimeras and Hybrids in Comparative European and International Research), which produced recommendations to the EU federation about the ethical issues surrounding chimera and hybrid research (Springer 2009)
 
Dr. Fiester is author of over 90 publications in the areas of clinical ethics, clinical conflict management, LGBT bioethics, and medical ethics education. She has conducted over 100 workshops in conflict management both locally and nationally.