Matthew D. Weinberg, MB | Medical Humanities | PCOM Faculty
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Associate Professor

Mr. Weinberg is responsible for teaching medical ethics to PCOM’s osteopathic medical students across all campuses as well as to students in the physician assistant and forensic medicine programs on the Philadelphia campus and pharmacy students on the Georgia campus. Mr. Weinberg also lectures to the students in the Doctor of Psychology in Clinical Psychology (PsyD) program and to PCOM’s first year residents.

Before joining PCOM's faculty, Mr. Weinberg was a bioethicist at the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH). From 2003-2008 he was responsible for the research ethics program, and from 2008-2011 he worked in the Office of Policy. Prior to that 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. From 1991 to 1998 he was a paramedic and worked in the Sacramento, Chicago, and the Philadelphia area.

Mr. Weinberg has taught courses in bioethics at Temple University, Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania State University (Great Valley Campus), Arcadia University, Widener University and at the University of St. Francis.


Mr. Weinberg 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 Philadelphia.


  • Advanced Ethics, Health Policy & Multicultural Competency in Medical Settings (CPSY 803)
  • Bioethics in Professional Practice (FMED 505)
  • Delivering Bad News (Diagnosis) Simulation & Seminar (M3 Rotation)
  • Delivering Bad News (End-of-Life) Simulation & Seminar (M4 Rotation)
  • Disclosing Medical Errors Simulation & Seminar (M2 PET)
  • Ethics & Professionalism Seminar (Clinical Psychology Internship)
  • Ethics & Professionalism Seminar (Educational Specialist Internship)
  • Ethics & Professionalism Seminar (School Psychology Internship)
  • Obtaining Informed Consent Simulation & Seminar (M3 Rotation)
  • Palliative Care Course (M3 Rotation)
  • Medical Humanities (DO 113)
  • Preventive & Community-Based Medicine (DO 238)
  • Medical Ethics (DO 246)
  • Medicine, Law and Health Care Ethics (PHYA 515)