Editing and production of Pediatric Ethicscope is overseen by executive editor Stowe Locke Teti, HEC-C; Tomas Jose Silber, MD, MASS is editor-in-chief. For day-to-day communications, use the contact information provided here.

Stowe Locke Teti, HEC-C

Executive Editor, Pediatric Ethicscope

Core Faculty, Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics
Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine
Director, Writing Support Program
Executive Editor, Harvard Medical School Bioethics Journal

Center for Bioethics | Harvard Medical School
641 Huntington Avenue | Boston, MA  02115
Office: 617.432.8358 | Mobile: 240-997-1337
Emailstowe_teti@hms.harvard.edu

Website:  bioethics.hms.harvard.edu

Tomas Jose Silber, MD, MASS

Editor-in-Chief, Pediatric Ethicscope

Professor of Pediatrics, George Washington University
Division of Adolescent Medicine

Medical Director, Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Program
Director emeritus, Pediatric Ethics Program & Clinical Ethics Consult Service
Research Subject Advocate (CTSI)

Children’s National Health System
111 Michigan Ave, NW, DC 20010
Office: 202.476.3066
Email: tsilber@childrensnational.org

Website: https://childrensnational.org

Stowe Locke Teti is a core faculty member at the Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics, a Lecturer on Global Health and Social Medicine, and an ASBH-certified clinical ethicist. He is the director of the Center’s Writing Support Program and executive editor of the HMS Bioethics Journal in addition to his duties as executive editor of Pediatric Ethicscope: The Journal of Pediatric Bioethics. Stowe teaches in the Foundations of Bioethics and the Capstone courses at the Center for Bioethics.

Stowe’s clinical work has focused on pediatric ethics. Prior to joining the Harvard Medical School faculty, he completed six years of clinical training on the Clinical Ethics Consult Service at Children’s National Health Center in Washington, D.C. with Tomas Silber. He became a clinical ethics associate in 2016, the clinical ethics coordinator in 2017, and the lead clinical ethicist in 2018, implementing improvements to the Clinical Ethics Consult Service’s unit penetration, operations, documentation, and quality improvement efforts.

While in Washington, Stowe worked on collaborations among pediatric hospital ethics programs to improve clinical ethics consult case documentation and promotion of data sharing across pediatric medical centers. In 2016, Stowe and his counterpart at Washington Hospital Center founded the Washington D.C. Clinical Ethics Consortium. The DC CEC brought clinicians and scholars together from the ethics departments and universities across the Washington D.C. Metro Area to discuss issues in common and promote collaboration. 

Stowe’s interest in publishing began in 2012. At the time, the field of bioethics contained over 30 journals with various focuses in both print and online, but none were dedicated to pediatric ethics. Seeing this void, Stowe began developing Pediatric Ethicscope with Tomas Silber, MD. Tomas had been editor of Ethicscope while it was a newsletter; more can be read about that history here. Soon thereafter, Pediatric Ethicscope became the first such journal, and remains the only peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pediatric ethics.

Stowe’s recently-completed research includes a 2-year study of clinical ethics consult service utilization and a review of clinical ethics consultation processes and methodology; his ongoing research involves a 30-year retrospective study of decision-making dynamics in pediatric end-of-life care, and a qualitative study of social obligation. Stowe came to bioethics following undergraduate studies in philosophy and mathematics at St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where he has since delivered lectures on ethical theory and the benefits of a liberal arts education, and graduate studies in philosophy with a focus on social science, ethics, and epistemology at the University of Connecticut.

Complete List on Harvard Catalyst: Teti, Stowe Locke

 

Recent Publications:

Becker-Leckrone M, Lucas M, Start K, Zwarenstein C, One A, Merriwether SR, Milliken A, Moyer J, Teti SL, K A, Lawrence M, Odell R, Grinspoon P, Stuckenschneider E, Ballard E, Anderson J. Narrative Symposium: Living with Chronic Pain in the Midst of the Opioid Crisis. Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2018; 8(3):193-224.

Epistemic humility and empathic imagination. Teti SL. Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2018; 8(3):213-216.

Etiology and Manifestations of Iatrogenesis in Pediatrics. Teti SL, Ennis-Durstine K, Silber TJ. AMA J Ethics. 2017 Aug 1;19(8):783-792. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.8.stas2-1708. PMID: 28846518

What lies beneath: An axiological approach to the drug shortage impasse. Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2017; 29(1):28-41.

Leikin lecture grand rounds: dialogue with the ethicist. Yoram Unguru, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2017; 30(1):19-21.

Leikin lecture grand rounds: dialogue with the ethicist. Chris Feudtner, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2017; 31(1):19-35.

Education in Ethics: The Children’s Mercy certificate program in pediatric ethics. Vanessa S Watkins, John Lantos, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2017; 31(1):84-87.

Education in Ethics: Harvard Medical School Center for Bioethics Clinical Bioethics Course. Teti SL. 2017; 30(1):53-55.

Shortages: the new normal in pharmacy. Rohatgi R, Williams D, Harrison T, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2017; 1(30):26-29.

Counterpoint: The findings of neuroscience and the medical rights of minors. Silber TJ, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2016; 28(1-2):17-21.

Counterpoint: Other options for dealing with difficult parents. Silber TJ, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2015; 27(1-2):24.

Ethical complexities in pediatric research. Wilfond B, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2014; 27(1-2):4-11.

Lessons from SUPPORT. Wilfond B, Teti SL. Pediatric Ethicscope. 2014; 27(1-2):12-19.

Tomas Jose Silber serves as Director for Education and Training of Adolescent and Young Adult Medicine at Children’s National and Professor of Pediatrics and Health Care Sciences at George Washington University, Washington, D.C. He is boarded in pediatrics with a subspecialty board in adolescent medicine. He is Director Emeritus of the Office of Ethics at Children’s National, where he oversaw the Pediatric Ethics Program and Clinical Ethics Consult Service for many years.

A graduate of “Colegio Acassuso” and “Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Buenos Aires” (M.D.) and The George Washington University (M.A.S.S.), Dr. Silber completed his pediatric training at Children’s Hospital of Buenos Aires, Argentina, and upon moving to the United States completed yet another pediatric residency at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia and a fellowship in Adolescent Medicine at Children’s National, where he joined the faculty in 1973 as the Director of Adolescent Medicine OPD. Currently, he is the Medical Director of the Donald Delaney Eating Disorders Program.

He is a past president of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) Section on Bioethics and author of the AAP Ca​se Based Teaching Guides for Resident Training​, and over editorials, articles, book chapters in his over 50 years of medical practice.

Complete List on PubMed: Silber Tomas Jose

 

Recent Publications:

Etiology and Manifestations of Iatrogenesis in Pediatrics. Teti SL, Ennis-Durstine K, Silber TJAMA J Ethics. 2017 Aug 1;19(8):783-792. doi: 10.1001/journalofethics.2017.19.8.stas2-1708. PMID: 28846518

Legal and Ethical Considerations in Allowing Parental Exemptions From Newborn Critical Congenital Heart Disease (CCHD) Screening.

Hom LA, Silber TJ, Ennis-Durstine K, Hilliard MA, Martin GR. Am J Bioeth. 2016;16(1):11-7. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2015.1115140. PMID:26734736

Health literacy and medication adherence in adolescents. Dharmapuri S, Best D, Kind T, Silber TJ, Simpson P, D’Angelo L. J Pediatr. 2015 Feb;166(2):378-82. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2014.10.002. Epub 2014 Nov 14. PMID:25454933

Researchers have an ethical obligation to disclose the availability of off-label marketed drugs. Silber TJAm J Bioeth. 2014;14(4):52. doi: 10.1080/15265161.2014.889946. No abstract available. PMID:24730497

Anorexia nervosa in children and adolescents: diagnosis, treatment and the role of the pediatrician. Silber TJMinerva Pediatr. 2013 Feb;65(1):1-17. PMID:23422570

Weight down, bilirubin up/weight up, bilirubin down: the strange case of the malnourished adolescent. Silber TJAdolesc Med State Art Rev. 2012 Aug;23(2):349-53. Review. No abstract available. PMID:23162943

Anorexia nervosa: patient and family-centered care. Silber TJ, Lyster-Mensh LC, DuVal J. Pediatr Nurs. 2011 Nov-Dec;37(6):331-3. No abstract available. PMID:22256697

Iatrogenesis: ethical and legal aspects. Silber TJ, Hilliard MA. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Aug;22(2):289-300, x-xi. PMID:22106743

Treatment of anorexia nervosa against the patient’s will: ethical considerations. Silber TJAdolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Aug;22(2):283-8, x. PMID:22106742

The aftermath of adolescent suicide: clinical, ethical, and spiritual issues. Girard GA, Silber TJAdolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Aug;22(2):229-39, ix. PMID:22106737

Adolescent brain development and the mature minor doctrine. Silber TJAdolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Aug;22(2):207-12, viii. Review. PMID:22106735

Ethical and legal issues in adolescent medicine. Preface. Silber TJ, English A. Adolesc Med State Art Rev. 2011 Aug;22(2):xiii-xiv. No abstract available. PMID:22106731

Somatization disorders: diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis. Silber TJPediatr Rev. 2011 Feb;32(2):56-63; quiz 63-4. doi: 10.1542/pir.32-2-56. Review. No abstract available. PMID:21285301

Protection of children in research: beyond pediatric risk levels: the emergence of the research subject advocate. Silber TJJ Clin Ethics. 2010 Fall;21(3):221-3.PMID:21089991

American academy of pediatrics policy statements on bioethics: summaries and commentaries: part 3. Mercurio MR, Forman EN, Ladd RE, Maxwell MA, Ross LF, Silber TJ; American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics. Pediatr Rev. 2008 May;29(5):e28-34. doi: 10.1542/pir.29-5-e28. No abstract available. PMID:18450835

American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements on bioethics: summaries and commentaries: part 2. Mercurio MR, Maxwell MA, Mears BJ, Ross LF, Silber TJPediatr Rev. 2008 Mar;29(3):e15-22. doi: 10.1542/pir.29-3-e15. Review. No abstract available. PMID:18310465

Human gene therapy, consent, and the realities of clinical research: is it time for a research subject advocate? Silber TJ. Hum Gene Ther. 2008 Jan;19(1):11-4. doi: 10.1089/hum.2007.1217. No abstract available. PMID:18211223

A change of paradigm in the treatment of anorexia nervosa? Not so soon. Silber TJJ Adolesc Health. 2008 Feb;42(2):109-10. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2007.11.145. No abstract available. PMID:18207087

American Academy of Pediatrics policy statements on bioethics: summaries and commentaries: part 1. Mercurio MR, Adam MB, Forman EN, Ladd RE, Ross LF, Silber TJ; American Academy of Pediatrics Section on Bioethics. Pediatr Rev. 2008 Jan;29(1):e1-8. doi: 10.1542/pir.29-1-e1. No abstract available. PMID:18166614

Hospitalization of children and adolescents for eating disorders in the State of New York. Robergeau K, Joseph J, Silber TJJ Adolesc Health. 2006 Dec;39(6):806-10. PMID:17116509