As an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Matt Weinberg is PCOM's first full-time
faculty member in Medical Ethics. He is responsible for teaching medical ethics in
all of PCOM’s programs, including Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Physician Assistant
(M.S.), Forensic Medicine (M.S.) and Psychology (masters and doctoral programs).
In addition to working with clinical students in all disciplines during their clerkship
years he will also work with PCOM’s Clinical Learning & Assessment Center to strengthen
the connection between the professionalism taught in didactic sessions and its evaluation
in the standardized patient program.
Before joining PCOM’s faculty he was a Bioethicist at the New Jersey Department of
Health & Senior Services (DHSS); from 2003-2008 he was responsible for DHSS’ Research
Ethics Program and from 2008-2011 he worked in DHSS’ Office of Policy. Prior to DHSS
he was a Clinical Ethicist from 1998-2003. His work as a Clinical Ethicist included
policy development, providing educational programs, performing clinical ethics consultations
and training the ethics committees at Phoenixville Hospital and Lower Bucks Hospital.
He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics at Temple University,
Pennsylvania State University, Arcadia University, Widener University and University
of St. Francis.
From 1991 to 1998 he was a paramedic and worked in Sacramento, Chicago and the Philadelphia
area. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from California State University (Sacramento)
and was the first graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s in Bioethics
program. As part of his Master’s program he completed a clinical ethics internship
at the Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, New York) and the Children’s Hospital of