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Ira Bedzow, M.A., Ph.D.

Ira BedzowAssistant Professor of Medicine

Email: Ira_Bedzow@nymc.edu


Ira Bedzow, Ph.D., is assistant professor of medicine in the School of Medicine and director of the Medical Ethics Program. His responsibilities include teaching the first- and second-year biomedical ethics courses which introduce ethical principles and examine the moral bases of decision-making and self-understanding in medicine with complex case studies.

Dr. Bedzow received his Ph.D. in religion from Emory University, an M.A. in Jewish studies from Touro College, an M.A. in humanities from the University of Chicago and a B.A. in political science from Princeton University. Dr. Bedzow is editor-in-chief of the quarterly journal En Route. He is also a senior scholar at the Aspen Center for Social Values, a network of socially minded individuals whose mission is to "leverage the unique assets of the Jewish tradition to promote serious thought about –and to bring a fresh and unique voice to—social and societal challenges that confront the world today.” 

Industry Expertise:

  • Biotechnology
  • Education/Learning
  • Health and Wellness
  • Religious Institutions
  • International Affairs
  • Research
  • Writing and Editing
  • Political Organization

Areas of Expertise:

Biomedical Ethics, Jewish Studies, Political Economy, Political Theory, Political Science


B.A., Political Science; Political Theory, Political Economy, Jewish Studies: Princeton University
M.A., Humanities; Philosophy and Religion: University of Chicago
Ph.D., Religion: 
Emory University


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