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Douglas S. Diekema

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Dr. Diekema has served as the Chair of the Institutional Review Board at Seattle Children’s Hospital since 2000. He is a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Washington School of Medicine with adjunct appointments in the Departments of Bioethics & Humanities and Internal Medicine in the School of Medicine and the Department of Health Services in the School of Public Health.  He is also an attending physician in the emergency department at Seattle Children’s Hospital and serves as Director of Education for the Treuman Katz Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s Hospital. He has been a member of the Seattle Children’s Hospital ethics committee since 1991, has served as an ethics consultant since 1993, and founded the Center for Pediatric Bioethics at Seattle Children’s in 2004. He is past-Chair of the Committee on Bioethics of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a member of the Ethics Committee of the American Board of Pediatrics. Dr. Diekema the author of numerous scholarly publications in medical ethics and pediatric emergency medicine and an editor of the newly released Clinical Ethics in Pediatrics: A Case-based Textbook. He was honored by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the 2014 recipient of the William G. Bartholome Award for Ethical Excellence.