Lachlan Forrow, MD

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Lachlan Forrow, MD is a general internist and Director of Ethics and Palliative Care Programs at Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), Associate Professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School (HMS), and President of The Albert Schweitzer Fellowship. Dr. Forrow is a Faculty Associate at the Harvard University Program in Ethics and the Professions having primary responsibility providing medical ethics curricula at HMS. He is Director of the Ethics Support Service within BIDMC, and chairs the BIDMC Ethics Advisory Committee. He has served as a member of the Harvard Medical School Human Studies Committee, chaired the Human Studies Committee of Harvard Pilgrim Health Care and since 2000 as a member of the Institutional Review Board of the Harvard Cancer Center. Dr. Forrow has been active for more than twenty years in the International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW), which was honored in 1985 with the Nobel Peace Prize. Dr. Forrow has served as the New England Regional Director of IPPNW’s U.S. affiliate, Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR), and as a member of PSR’s Board of Directors and Executive Committee. Dr. Forrow served as Chair of IPPNW’s Board of Directors and as Chief Executive Officer. Currently he serves as the organization’s Parliamentarian and helps lead the organization’s Abolition 2000 Campaign which seeks a signed global agreement committing the world to the permanent, verifiable, and enforceable elimination of nuclear weapons according to a specified timetable.