V. Iserson, M.D., MBA, is a Professor of Emergency Medicine and Director
of the Arizona Bioethics Program at the University of Arizona College
of Medicine, Tucson, AZ. Dr. Iserson has authored
Doctors: Physicians as Serial Killers (February 2002).
Death to Dust: What Happens to Dead Bodies?
(2nd edition 2001)
Grave Words: Notifying Survivors About Sudden,
Unexpected Deaths (1999)
Grave Words: Pocket Protocols (1999)
Get Into Medical School! A Guide for the Perplexed
Senior editor of Ethics in Emergency Medicine,
2nd edition (1995)
Getting Into a Residency: A Guide for Medical Students, 8th edition
Non-Standard Medical Electives in the U.S. and
Canada, 2nd edition (1998)
Grave Words Teaching Slides (1999)
The Gravest Words Teaching Video (2000)
spends much of his time, when not practicing emergency medicine
and teaching, speaking to lay and professional groups to advocate
organ and tissue donation and to demystify after-death rites. He
also chairs the University Medical Center's Bioethics Committee
and consults nationally on bioethics and bioethics committees. He
is the author of more than one hundred fifty scientific articles.
In his spare time, he is a member and medical director of the Southern
Arizona Rescue Association (search & rescue).
A graduate of the University of Maryland School of Medicine (1975),
he subsequently trained at the Mayo Clinic and University of Cincinnati.
He has been a rural general practitioner, served in the U.S. Air
Force, and engaged in the private practice of emergency medicine.
After coming to Tucson in 1981, he earned an MBA at the University
of Phoenix and did a one-year Senior Fellowship in Bioethics at
the University of Chicago.
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