William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD, MA, FAAN
William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD, MA, FAAN, is Professor of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Florida,* where he is also Director of the Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory. His expertise encompasses disorders of the autonomic nervous system, trigeminal neuralgia, and neuroethics. He is Senior Research Fellow on Neuroethics for The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity.
Following an AB cum laude in biochemistry from Princeton University, he received his MD from West Virginia University and his MA in bioethics summa cum laude from Trinity International University. He completed a residency in neurology and a fellowship in pain management at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill and is board certified in Neurology.
He is past Chair of the Autonomic Nervous System Section of the American Academy of Neurology, a member of the American Neurological Association, the Neuroethics Society, and the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. He is also a member of the Ethics Committee of the Christian Medical and Dental Associations and an Adjunct Professor of Bioethics at Trinity International University. He has been a Visiting Professor of Bioethics at Covenant Theological Seminary and the A. Kurt Weiss lecturer in biomedical ethics at the University of Oklahoma. At Mayo he received the School of Continuing Medical Education Outstanding Faculty Member award in 2001. Author of more than one hundred publications in neuroscience and bioethics, his interests include the ethical questions concerning the enhancement of normal cognitive capacity and the implications of emerging technologies for medicine. Dr. Cheshire contributes a regular feature to the international journal Ethics & Medicine entitled Grey Matters.
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