Established in 1995 by family, patients, and friends in honor of Philip Franklin Wagley

PHILIP FRANKLIN WAGLEY, Med 1943, a member of the Hopkins faculty for nearly 40 years, had a distinguished career as an internist and was a leader in the teaching of medical ethics. Beloved by his patients, he influenced generations of students with his conviction that "to care for a patient one must care about the patient." In 1977, Dr. Wagley delivered the first lecture on medical ethics to Hopkins medical students. He was a founding member of the Johns Hopkins Bioethics Institute National Advisory Board and served on the board of The Hastings Center, an independent research institute that addresses ethical issues in health, medicine, and the environment. Dr. Wagley died in 2000.


RUTH FADEN is the first Philip Franklin Wagley Professor of Biomedical Ethics and director of the Berman Institute of Bioethics. She has served on several national advisory committees and commissions, including the President's Advisory Committee on Human Radiation Experiments, which she chaired. Dr. Faden and John Gearhart, PhD, co-chair the Program in Cell Engineering, Ethics, and Public Policy, a program of the institute in conjunction with the Institute for Cell Engineering in the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Dr. Faden is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on biomedical ethics and health policy including A History and Theory of Informed Consent (with Tom L. Beauchamp)and AIDS and Childbearing: Public Policy, Private Lives (Ruth Faden and Nancy Kass, eds.). Current research interests include bioethics and public justice. Dr. Faden holds a BA from the University of Pennsylvania, an MA in general studies in humanities from the University of Chicago, and an MPH and PhD from the University of California, Berkeley.