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
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Ewer, Michael S. MD, MPH and Rosolowski, Tacey A, PhD, "Michael S. Ewer, MD, MPH, JD, LLM, MBA, Oral History Interview, July 25, 2018" (2018). Interview Sessions. 128.
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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.