Dr. Matthew Wynia is an internist and a specialist in infectious diseases and Director of the Institute for Ethics at the American Medical Association. He oversees the Institute’s Online Fellowship and Visiting Scholars Programs and a wide range of research projects, on topics including: physician professionalism; ethics and epidemics; market pressures in medicine; the roles of codes of ethics; medicine and the holocaust; inequities in health and health care; and how demographics and technology will change medical practice.
Dr. Wynia is the author of more than 130 published articles, book chapters, and reports, as well as a book on fairness in health care benefit design. His work has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, Journal of the American Medical Association, Health Affairs, and other leading medical and ethics journals. Dr. Wynia is contributing editor for bioethics and public health at the American Journal of Bioethics, and has been a guest on ABC News Nightline, the BBC World Service, National Public Radio, and other programs.
He is currently the Director for Physician and Patient Engagement for Improving Health Outcomes at the American Medical Association. In addition to his work at the AMA, Dr. Wynia is a Past President of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH), and has chaired the Ethics Forum of the American Public Health Association (APHA) and the Ethics Committee of the Society for General Internal Medicine (SGIM).
Dr. Wynia cares for patients at the University of Chicago Hospital, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Infectious Diseases.