Pediatric Ethicscope subscribes to the highest standards in both editorial processes and manuscript review. Tomas Silber, MD, MASS, is the journal’s editor-in-chief, and with the editorial board, oversees the journal’s aims, scope, and philosophy. The editorial team is lead by executive editor Stowe Locke Teti, HEC–C. Mr Teti oversees manuscript screening and initial review prior to external refereed review (peer review). Contact the editorial team at:

Dr. Silber and Mr. Teti make use of subject matter editors as needed (listed in the print version of Pediatric Ethicscope). Please note that our subject matter editors are utilized when their expertise is required to screen a manuscript and make initial comments to authors; peer reviews are conducted by reviewers external to the journal and its management. See our For Authors section for further details.

Tomas Jose Silber MD, MaSS


Tomas Jose Silber MD, MaSS, Editor-in-Chief of Pediatric Ethicscope, is the former director of the Pediatric Ethics Program at Children’s National Health System, where he lead the Clinical Ethics Consult Service and was Co-Chair the Clinical Ethics Committee. Dr. Silber is the Ethicist at the Children’s National Clinical Translational Science Institute, where he serves on the leadership committee and as the Research Subject Advocate. Dr. Silber is an Adolescent Medicine specialist with over 50 years of experience who has written extensively on pediatric ethics, including work on the American Academy of Pediatrics Bioethics Resident Curriculum. Dr. Silber is a former Chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Section of Bioethics, and long-continuing mentor to many in the bioethics community.

Stowe Locke Teti, HEC-C

Stowe Locke Teti

Executive Editor

Stowe Locke Teti, Executive Editor of Pediatric Ethicscope, has been editor for seven years. He is a core faculty member of the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics and lecturer on Public Health and Global Medicine. He teaches in the Masters of Bioethics program, is Executive Editor of the HMS Bioethics Journal, and director of the HMS Center for Bioethics Writing Support Program. Before assuming his present role at Harvard Medical School, Stowe was lead clinical ethicist at Children’s National Health System, where he served on the Clinical Ethics Consult Service and coordinated its activity. Stowe managed the Ethics Education Program at Children’s National and founded the Washington D.C. Regional Clinical Ethics Consortium in partnership with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Prior to completing six years of clinical training at Children’s with mentor Tomas Silber, Mr. Teti graduated with a degree in philosophy and mathematics from St. Mary’s College of Maryland and completed his graduate work in philosophy, focusing on ethics, at the University of Connecticut.