Lectures & Events

Posthumous Motherhood? Brain Death and Pregnancy
The Elena and Miles Zaremski Law-Medicine Forum
MAR 3, 2014
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Moot Courtroom A59
CLE Credit
Approved for 1 hour of in-person CLE credit

Speaker Information
Kavita Shah Arora, M.D., M.B.E.
Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Bioethics
Department of OB/GYN, MetroHealth Medical Center

Kavita Shah Arora is an Assistant Professor of Reproductive Biology and Bioethics at Case Western Reserve University, as well as a practicing general obstetrician/gynecologist at MetroHealth Medical Center. She received her BS with a minor in Philosophy from the Pennsylvania State University. In 2009, she graduated with both an MD from Jefferson Medical College and a Master's Degreein Bioethics from the University of Pennsylvania. She completed her residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology at McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University in 2013.

Dr. Arora is primarily based at MetroHealth Medical Center as a practicing general ob/gyn. She is an active member of the hospital's ethics committee. Her research interests include reproductive ethics, reproductive technology, perinatal decision making, conscience, HIV care in pregnancy, and feminist bioethics. She is also interested in medical education, especially with the intersection of ethics education.

Mark P. Aulisio, PhD
Case Western Reserve University
MetroHealth System
Cleveland, Ohio

Dr. Aulisio is a Professor in the Department of Bioethics at Case, where he serves as Director of the Bioethics Ph.D. Program, and Director of the Center for Biomedical Ethics of the MetroHealth System. He has authored over 70 articles and book chapters on clinical bioethics, ethics consultation, organ donation and transplant, double effect and related areas and is a sought after speaker nationally and internationally. In 2009, Dr. Aulisio was honored with the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities’ (ASBH) Distinguished Service Award for having helped to lead three national projects that resulted in Core Competencies for Health Care Ethics Consultation (1998), Status of Bioethics and Medical Humanities Graduate Training Programs in the North America Report (2002), and Improving Competencies in Ethics Consultation: An Education Guide (2009) respectively. Dr. Aulisio also has extensive international bioethics experience which includes serving: as PI on clinical bioethics projects with colleagues at Kyoto University (2003-2004) and the University of Tokyo (2004-2006); as a co-investigator in University of Paris led 11 nation project on bioethics education (2006-2008); as co-investigator on a bioethics and citizenship project with Spanish colleagues at the University of Salamanca (2010-2011); and as a contributor to the Canadian Blood Services sponsored forum on the possibility of developing a National Organ and Tissue Donation and Transplant Program (2011).

Sheryl A. Kingsberg, Ph.D.
Chief, Division of Behavioral Medicine
MacDonald Women’s Hospital/University Hospitals Case Medical Center
Professor, Departments of Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine

Dr. Sheryl Kingsberg is a clinical psychologist and a renowned sexual health expert. She is the chief of behavioral medicine at MacDonald Women’s Hospital/University Hospitals Case Medical Center and Professor in Reproductive Biology and Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University. Her areas of clinical specialization include sexual medicine, female sexual disorders, cognitive behavioral psychotherapy, menopause, pregnancy and postpartum mood disorders, psychological aspects of infertility, and psychological and sexual aspects of cancer.

Dr. Kingsberg’s primary research interests are in treatments for female sexual disorders and the psychological aspects of infertility and menopause. She has numerous publications in many national and international journals, and is an Associate Editor for the Journal of Sexual Medicine and sits on the editorial board of the journal Menopause. She has also authored numerous book chapters on topics including perimenopause and sexuality, oocyte donation, infertility and aging, the treatment of psychogenic erectile dysfunction and sexuality after cancer.

Dr. Kingsberg received her PhD from the University of South Florida in Tampa and completed her fellowship in sexual medicine at University Hospitals Case Medical Center. She is an active member in a number of national and international organizations including the American Psychological Association and the American Society for Reproductive Medicine. She currently sits on the Board of Trustees of The North American Menopause Society, and is a past president of The International Society for the Study of Women’s Sexual Health.
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