Michael S. Ewer, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Oral History Interview, July 25, 2018

Michael S. Ewer, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Oral History Interview, July 25, 2018

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Major Topics Covered:

  • Education and personal background
  • Service as Medical Officer on a Princess Cruises ship
  • Intensive Care Services at MD Anderson; building the service
  • Views of cardiology versus onco-cardiology; medical education
  • Ethics Committee: formation; composition; evolution; purpose of ethical consults; developing an institutional philosophy of ethics; challenging cases; shifting institutional priorities and effect on ethics
  • Research: cardiotoxicity of chemotherapeutic agents
  • Institutional change

Interview Chapters

Chapter 08: The Ethics Committee at MD Anderson, Part I: an Overview

Chapter 09: The Ethics Committee at MD Anderson, Part II: Practicing Ethics in a Context of Innovation

Chapter 10: Ethics after the Ethics Committee

Chapter 11: Bringing a Legal Perspective into Ethics Work

Chapter 12: Views on Changes at MD Anderson

Chapter 13: Research on Cardiology

Chapter 14: Final Comments

Publication Date

7-25-2018

Publisher

The Historical Resources Center, Research Medical Library, The University of Texas Cancer Center

City

Houston, Texas

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 License.

Topics Covered

University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, University of Texas System. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute at Houston, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute

Disciplines

History of Science, Technology, and Medicine | Oncology | Oral History

About the Interview

About the Interview Subject:

Michael S. Ewer (b. September, 1944, New York, New York) came to MD Anderson in 1978 as an Instructor in the Division of Medicine and advanced to assistant profession status in 1979. His clinical research has focused on the cardiotoxicity of chemotherapeutic agents. He was responsible for developing emergency care services at the institution, then expanded his range of expertise to ethics and conflict of interest assessment. Dr. Ewer was involved with the first Ethics Committee of MD Anderson, formed under President Charles LeMaistre. Dr. Ewer was a committee member from 1985 to 1997, when Dr. LeMaistre disbanded it. He served as committee chair from 1988-1993. Since 2005 he has served as Special Assistant to the Vice President of Medical Affairs. Dr. Ewer retired to part time status in 2013.

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Michael S. Ewer, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Oral History Interview, July 25, 2018

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