Pediatric Ethicscope subscribes to the highest standards in both editorial processes and manuscript review. In concert with Dr. Tomas Silber, editor-in-chief, manuscript screening and initial review prior to external refereed review (peer review) is completed by our editorial team, lead by Mr. Stowe Locke Teti, executive editor. The editorial team may be contacted 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; all 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

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, where he teaches in the masters of bioethics program and leads the HMS Bioethics Journal. Before assuming his present role at Harvard Medical School, Stowe was the Clinical Ethics Coordinator at Children’s National Health System, where he worked on the Clinical Ethics Consult Service, managed the Ethics Education Program, and founded the Washington D.C. Regional Clinical Ethics Consortium, in partnership with MedStar Washington Hospital Center. Prior to completing five years of clinical training at Children’s, Mr. Teti did graduate work in philosophy and ethics. His recent writing on iatrogenesis in pediatrics can be found in the August '17 AMA Journal of Ethics.

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