May 22, 2024

Family connections for Obama’s bioethical ear

Bioethicist brother of Obama’s chief of staff becomes adviser

As foreshadowed in BioEdge, the bioethicist brother of President Obama’s chief of staff has been appointed a special adviser to the director of the White House Office of Management and Budget for Health Policy. Dr Ezechiel Emanuel, brother of Rahm Emanuel, has been working as the chair of the Department of Bioethics at The Clinical Center of the National Institutes of Health. He is a specialist in breast cancer. He is also married to a distinguished bioethicist, Professor Linda Emanuel, of Northwestern University Medical School. Until recently she was the chief ethicist for the American Medical Association. ~ Chicago Sun-Times, Feb 14