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Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical Humanities

Associate Professor

Rev. Kevin FitzGerald


School of Medicine
Medical Humanities
Graduate School
Medical Humanities (Master of Arts)
Medical Sciences (Master of Science)
Jesuit Community

Kevin T. FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, PhD

Chair, Department of Medical Humanities

Associate Professor


Medical Humanities


Associate Professor


  • Elledici Publishing Co.
    Kevin FitzGerald and Julia Shuster, “Ethics of Genetic Engineering,” in New Encyclopedia of Bioethics and Sexology, ed. Giovanni Russo, Elledici Publishing Co., Turin, Italy (January 2018, in Italian).  2018
  • Orbis Press
    “Forming Conscience in an Age of Radical Biomedical Discovery,” in Conscience and Catholic Health Care: From Clinical Contexts to Government Mandates, edited by David E. DeCosse and Thomas A. Nairn, OFM, ORBIS BOOKS, Maryknoll, NY, 2017. 2017


  • Endocrine-Related Cancer
    Fabia De Oliveira Andrade, Wei Yu, Xiyuan Zhang, Elissa Carney, Rong Hu, Robert Clarke, Kevin FitzGerald and Leena Hilakivi-Clarke, “Effects of Jaeumkanghwa-tang on tamoxifen responsiveness in preclinical ER+ breast cancer model,”
    26, No. 3., p. 1-15 2019
  • Cambridge Quarterly
    Mária Šuleková and Kevin FitzGerald, “Can the Thought of Teilhard de Chardin Carry Us Past Current Contentious Discussions of Gene Editing Technologies?”
    vol. 28, No.1 2019
  • World Medical & Health Policy
    Nina Zeldes, Hansjörg Dilger, Kevin FitzGerald, Niko Kohls, Eileen Moore, Eberhard Nöfer, and James Giordano, “Transnational Patients: Practical and Ethical Implications for Medical Practices and Health Promotions Policy,”  doi: 10.1002/wmh3.263.  2018
  • Xenotransplantation
    Wayne Paris, PhD, LCSW; Rabbi Jerry H. Seidler, MAHL, JD, BCC; Kevin FitzGerald, S.J., PhD, PhD; Aasim I. Padela MD, MSc; Emanuele Cozzi, MD, PhD; David KC Cooper, MD, PhD, FRCS; "Jewish, Christian, and Muslim Theological Perspectives about Xenotransplantation," , 2018
  • Health Care Ethics USA
    FitzGerald K. “CRISPR: What Potential?  What Peril?  Who Decides?” 
    Vol. 25, No. 1. 2017
  • Health Progress
    FitzGerald, K. “Clinical Ethics Consultations,” Health Progress, September – October 2017. 2017
  • American Journal of Bioethics
    Douglas C. McAdams, W. Kevin Conley II, Kevin T. FitzGerald, G. Kevin Donovan, “How We Should Conceive of Creation: Natural Birth as an Ethical Guidepost for Neonatal Rescue,”
    Vol17, Issue 8 2017
  • The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly
    FitzGerald K. “A Catholic Perspective on Human Genome Editing, 
    Vol. 17, No. 1. 2017
  • Education Sciences
    Rochelle E. Tractenberg, Kevin T. FitzGerald, and Jeff Collmann, “Evidence of Sustainable Learning from the Mastery Rubric for Ethical Reasoning,”  doi:10.3390/educsci7010002
    7(1), 2 2017
  • American Journal of Bioethics
    W. Kevin Conley II, Douglas C. McAdams, G. Kevin Donovan, and Kevin T. FitzGerald, “Beneficence In Utero: A Framework for Restricted Prenatal Whole-Genome Sequencing to Respect and Enhance the Well-Being of Children,”
    Vol. 17, No. 1. 2017


  • "Health Promotion: Prevention, Enhancement or Selection?" Philosophical Café for Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Coburg, Germany. 2019
  • "Ethical Perspectives on Clinical Use of Germline Gene Editing," panel moderator and participant, American Society of Gene & Cell Therapy Policy Summit, Washington, DC. 2019
  • "Direct-to-consumer Genomics: what is it, and what should it be?" Hawai'i Department of Health, Honolulu, HI. 2019
  • "Genomic Medicine: Rapidly Advancing, but Where and to What End?" Tripler Army Medical Center, Honolulu, HI. 2019
  • "A Catholic Guide to Genomic Medicine," and "Inter-professional Ethics Education in the 21st Century," University of Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico. 2019
  • "Human Genome Editing: Rapidly Advancing, but Where and to What End?" and Panelist for Homo technicus/technologicus: Biotechnology, Health Promotion and Ethics of Human Flourishing, International Symposium at Coburg University of Applied Sciences and Arts, Coburg, Germany. 2018
  • Panelist, CRISPRcon: Conversations on Science, Society and the Future of Gene Editing, Boston, MA. 2018
  • Panelist, "Combating the Emergence and Spread of Antimicrobial Resistance: A Workshop to Strengthen Faith-Based Engagement," U.S. State Department, DC. 2017
  • "Catholic and Christian Views on Theological Issues Associated with Xenotransplantation," International Xenotransplantation Association Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD. 2017
  • "Promise and Peril of Genomic Medicine," United Faculty for Life Annual Meeting, University of St. Thomas Law School, Minneapolis, MN. 2017
  • "The Virtue of Genomic Medicine," 4th Annual Pellegrino Seminar, Georgetown University, Washington, DC. 2017


  • The Hastings Center: “Goals and Practices for Next-Generation Prenatal Testing” Project Working Group Member, 2014-18.

  • GU Complex Moral Challenges Grant: Improving Female Genital Mutilation/Cutting Healthcare and Clinical Guidelines Through Community Engagement and Leadership, Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, PhD; Samantha Wu, BS; Ranit Mishori, MD, MHS, FAAFP; Rebecca Reingold, JD, 2016-18.

  • Building the National Center for Infectious Disease Analysis (NCIDA): a collaboration among the public health departments of the District of Columbia, Maryland, New York State and Virginia with the Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Georgetown University. Ethics Principle Investigator, 2017-2018.

  • Global Comprehensive and Integrative Medicine Project (Korea Federal Government and Daegu City Government funding with by Daegu Catholic University Medical Center): GU Program Director, November, 2012-July, 2018.

  • “The Business of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: A Complex Moral Challenge,” Co-Principle Investigator, Georgetown University Complex Moral Challenges Grant (July 2015-June 2019).

  • Global Engagement Faculty Committee International Collaborative Grant awarded to Drs. Kevin FitzGerald and James Giordano, “When in ‘Roam'...Transnational Patients: Practical and Ethical Implications for Medical Practices and Health Promotions Policy,” to bring together international scholars for a meeting on this topic. 2016-17.


  • Consultant
    Catholic Health Association
    2015 - 2019
  • Consultor
    Pontifical Council for Culture
    2014 - 2014