Yoram Unguru, MD, MS, MA

Core Faculty; Assistant Professor
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2401 West Belvedere Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21215
  • Core Faculty
    Berman Institute of Bioethics
  • Assistant Professor
    Johns Hopkins School of Medicine

Dr. Unguru is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with joint faculty appointments at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai and The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, where he is a Core Faculty member. He is also Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Unguru’s research interests include clinical and research ethics. His scholarship and publications have focused on the role of children and providers in facilitating shared decision-making, end-of-life decision-making, allocation of scarce lifesaving medications, and ethics education. Dr. Unguru has served as an ethics consultant to national organizations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and American Medical Association. He serves as a peer reviewer for leading academic medical journals. Dr. Unguru is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, Bioethics Steering Committee. Dr. Unguru implemented and directs a clinical ethics curriculum for the pediatric house staff at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai. Dr. Unguru is the Chairman of the Ethics Committee at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. Dr. Unguru leads a multidisciplinary, transnational working group examining the ethical and policy implications of chemotherapy shortages in childhood cancer.

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Dr. Unguru is a pediatric hematologist/oncologist with joint faculty appointments at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai and The Johns Hopkins Berman Institute of Bioethics, where he is a Core Faculty member. He is also Assistant Professor in the School of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University. His B.A. in historical studies and M.A. with a concentration in the history of medicine and medical ethics were granted at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. Dr. Unguru also received a Master of Science (valedictorian) in interdisciplinary studies in biological and physical science at Touro College / Barry Z. Levine School of Health Sciences. He earned his M.D. (valedictorian) at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology / Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine. He completed his pediatric residency at the Children’s Hospital at Sinai and his pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship at Children’s National Medical Center in Washington DC. Dr. Unguru was a postdoctoral Greenwall Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins University. Dr. Unguru is board certified both in pediatrics and in pediatric hematology/oncology. Dr. Unguru’s research interests include clinical and research ethics. His scholarship and publications have focused on the role of children and providers in facilitating shared decision-making, end-of-life decision-making, allocation of scarce lifesaving medications, and ethics education. Dr. Unguru has served as a consultant to the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Pediatric Research and the American Medical Association Council on Ethical and Judicial Affairs. He serves as a peer reviewer for leading academic medical journals. Dr. Unguru is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group, Bioethics Steering Committee and past member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, Ethics Committee. Dr. Unguru implemented and directs a clinical ethics curriculum for the pediatric house staff at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai and is a recipient of “Teacher of the Year” as chosen by the pediatric house staff at The Herman and Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital. Dr. Unguru is the Chairman of the Ethics Committee at Sinai Hospital of Baltimore. He leads a multidisciplinary, transnational working group examining the ethical and policy implications of chemotherapy shortages in childhood cancer.

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Research Interests

  • Pediatric bioethics
  • Clinical ethics
  • Research ethics

Education

  • Greenwall Fellowship in Bioethics and Public Policy, Johns Hopkins University
  • Pediatric Hematology/Oncology Fellowship, Children’s National Medical Center
  • Pediatric Residency, The Children’s Hospital at Sinai
  • MD, Technion- Israel Institute of Technology/ Bruce Rappaport Faculty of Medicine
  • MS, Touro College/ Barry Z. Levine School of Health Sciences
  • MA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County
  • BA, University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Activities

  • Chairman, Sinai Hospital Ethics Committee
  • Member, Children’s Oncology Group Steering Committee on Bioethics
  • Chairman, Scholarly Activity Committee, Department of Pediatrics, The Herman & Walter Samuelson Children’s Hospital at Sinai
  • Member, Sinai Hospital Medical Executive Committee
  • Member, Editorial Board, Pediatric Ethicscope
  • Medical Director, Horizon Day Camp, Baltimore

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