Director, Center for Ethics in Health Care

Dr. Ellen Fox PortraitEllen Fox is a board certified internal medicine physician and internationally recognized expert in health care ethics. She is Founder and CEO of Fox Ethics Consulting, a Women-Owned small business that assists health care organizations and universities to assess, design, and improve their health care ethics programs. She is also Professor of Bioethics at Clarkson University. 

Previously, Dr. Fox served as Director of the National Center for Ethics in Health Care and Chief Ethics in Health Care Officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs (1999-2014); Director of End-of-Life Care and Director of the Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care (EPEC) Project at the American Medical Association (1997-1998); Director of the Program in Clinical Ethics at the University of Illinois School of Medicine, Chicago (1994–1997); and as Core Faculty Member at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, University of Chicago (1992–1994).

Dr. Fox’s areas of expertise include ethical leadership, ethics consultation, ethics education, ethics evaluation, organizational ethics, ethics policy and ethical practice in end-of-life care. She is widely published in the bioethics literature, and designed the widely acclaimed “IntegratedEthics” model.

Originally from Arlington, Virginia, Dr. Fox graduated summa cum laude from Yale College and earned her MD from Harvard Medical School. She received residency training at Yale, where she also served as Chief Resident. She also received Fellowship training in Medical Ethics and in Geriatrics at the University of Chicago.