Joseph A. Carrese, MD, MPH, FACP

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Baltimore, MD 21224
  • Core Faculty
    Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Professor
    Dept. of Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH, FACP is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Dr. Carrese’s scholarship focuses on clinical ethics and professionalism, with a particular interest in medical education, examining ethical issues in the context of cultural diversity and clinical ethics consultation. Dr. Carrese’s peer-reviewed articles have been published in leading medical and bioethics journals, he has been a visiting professor at several academic medical institutions and he has been invited to speak at many national and international meetings.

Dr. Carrese was on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities from 2012-15. From 2009-2014 Dr. Carrese was a member of the ASBH standing committee on Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs (CECA). In 2012 Dr. Carrese was a founding Board member of the Academy for Professionalism in Healthcare (APHC) and he was Chair of the Board of Directors of APHC from 2013-15.

Dr. Carrese is a Fellow of the Hastings Center. He is Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and Chair of an Institutional Review Board at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.

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Joseph Carrese, MD, MPH, FACP is Professor of Medicine at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, a member of the Division of General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, and a core faculty member of the Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics.

Dr. Carrese’s scholarship focuses on clinical ethics and professionalism, with a particular interest in medical education, examining ethical issues in the context of cultural diversity and clinical ethics consultation. Dr. Carrese’s peer-reviewed articles have been published in leading medical and bioethics journals, such as JAMA, BMJ, CHEST, Academic Medicine, the Hastings Center Report, the Journal of General Internal Medicine, the Journal of Clinical Ethics, the American Journal of Bioethics and Medical Education. Dr. Carrese has been a visiting professor at several academic medical institutions and he has been invited to speak at many national and international meetings.

Dr. Carrese was on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities from 2012-15. In 2012 Dr. Carrese was a founding Board member and Chair-elect of the Academy for Professionalism in Healthcare (APHC). From 2013-2015 he was Chair of the Board of Directors of APHC and he was the immediate past-Chair 2016-18.

Dr. Carrese received a National Award for Scholarship in Medical Education at the Society of General Internal Medicine annual meeting in April 2008 for his body of work in the area of clinical ethics education. From 2009-2014 Dr. Carrese was a member of the ASBH standing committee on Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs (CECA) and in October 2011 he received the ASBH Presidential Citation Award for his work on this committee. Dr. Carrese is a Fellow of the Hastings Center.

Dr. Carrese is Chair of the Ethics Committee at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center, Chair of an Institutional Review Board at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, and primary care doctor to a panel of patients seen at the Bayview Medical Offices internal medicine clinic on the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center campus.

Dr. Carrese graduated from Williams College and the University at Buffalo School of Medicine. He completed a fellowship in the Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholars Program at the University of Washington in Seattle, where he studied medical ethics and anthropology. Dr. Carrese joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins in 1994.

Research Interests

  • Clinical ethics and professionalism, with a particular interest in medical education
  • Examining ethical issues in the context of cultural diversity
  • Clinical ethics consultation

Education

  • MD, University of Buffalo School of Medicine
  • MPH, University of Washington
  • BA, Williams College

Activities

  • Chair, Ethics Committee, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
  • Chair of an Institutional Review Board at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Recent Publications

  1. Collins M, Rum S, Wheeler J, Antman K, MD, Brem H, MD, Carrese J, Glennon M, Kahn J, PhD, Ohman EM, Jagsi R, Konrath S, Tovino S, Wright S, Sugarman J, for the Participants in the Summit on the Ethics of Grateful Patient Fundraising. Ethical Issues and Recommendations in Grateful Patient Fundraising and Philanthropy. Acad Med. 2018 Nov;93(11):1631-1637. doi: 10.1097/ACM.0000000000002365.
  2. Faigle R, Carrese JA, Cooper LA, Urrutia VC, Gottesman RF. Minority race and male sex as risk factors for non-beneficial gastrostomy tube placements after stroke. PLoS ONE. 2018 Jan 19;13(1):e0191293. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0191293. eCollection 2018.
  3. Carrese J, Forbes L, Branyon E, Aboumatar H, Geller G, Beach MC, & Sugarman J. Observations regarding treatment with respect and dignity in the intensive care unit.Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics. 2015; 5(1A):45-53.
  4. Carrese JA, Malek J, Watson K, Lehman LS, Green MJ, McCullough LB, Geller G, Braddock CH, Doukas DJ. “The Romanell Report: The Essential Role of Medical Ethics Education in Achieving Professionalism.Academic Medicine. 2015; 90(6):744-52.
  5. Carrese, J. A., Antommaria, A. H., Berkowitz, K. A., Berger, J., Carrese, J., Childs, B. H., … & Wocial, L. HCEC Pearls and Pitfalls: Suggested Do’s and Don’ts for Health Care Ethics Consultants The Journal of Clinical Ethics. 2011; 23(3), 234-240.
  6. Carrese, J. A., McDonald, E. L., Moon, M., Taylor, H. A., Khaira, K., Catherine Beach, M., & Hughes, M. T. Everyday Ethics in Internal Medicine Resident Clinic: An Opportunity to TeachMedical Education. 2011; 45(7), 712-721.
  7. Carrese, J. A. Refusal of Care: Patients’ Well-Being and Physicians’ Ethical ObligationsJAMA. 2006; 296(6), 691-695.