Dr. Joseph J. Fins, Chief of the Division of Medical Ethics, has been awarded fellowship in the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), London, England, which works collaboratively with the American College of Physicians (ACP) in the U.S. As a Master of the ACP (MACP) and Fellow of RCP (FRCP), Dr. Fins will have the unique opportunity of working collaboratively with the two medical organizations in support of their ultimate goal – to advance excellence in health care delivery for all patients and the medical professionals who serve. Dr. Fins, was part of a select number of ACP Masters elected to Fellowship by the Royal College of Physicians. He was inducted as a Fellow by the President of the RCP, Dr. Jane Darce, at the ACP’s Internal Medicine Annual Meeting held in April 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
Dr. Fins is the E. William Davis, Jr. M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics at Weill Cornell Medical College where he also serves as Professor of Medicine, Professor of Healthcare Policy and Research, Professor of Medicine in Psychiatry, Professor of Medical Ethics in Neurology, and Professor of Medical Ethics in Rehabilitation Medicine. He is the founding chair of the Ethics Committee of NewYork-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center, where he serves as an Attending Physician and Director of Medical Ethics, and is co-director of CASBI, the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury. In addition, he is on the Adjunct Faculty of Rockefeller University and a Senior Attending Physician at the Rockefeller University Hospital. Dr. Fins is also the Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law at Yale School. Dr. Fins is the author of, Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness (Cambridge University Press), a member of the National Academy of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.