LA CROSSE, Wis. — Paul S. Mueller, M.D., has a long list of accomplishments in the medical field. The regional vice president for Mayo Clinic Health System of southwest Wisconsin has added one more achievement to that list: a Hastings Center fellow. Dr. Mueller, along with 17 other individuals, was recently awarded with the distinguished honor.
Being recognized as a Hastings Center fellow means that the elected individual has a considerable amount of accomplishments and has done work to help scholars, as well as the public, understand ethical issues in health, health care, life sciences research and the environment.
“I am humbled to be elected as a new fellow of The Hastings Center,” says Dr. Mueller. “I have always admired the work of the center and its fellows, who are among the world’s foremost and influential scholars in biomedical ethics.”
According to the Hastings Center, fellows range from accomplished scientists, journalists, lawyers, academic bioethicists and more. Currently, there are just under 300 Fellows from the U.S. and around the globe.
Along with being the regional vice president for Mayo Clinic Health System of southwest Wisconsin, Dr. Mueller’s accomplishments and contributions to the field of medicine led to his election. Dr. Mueller has a research focus on ethical dilemmas related to life-sustaining technologies, particularly with implantable cardiovascular devices. He has also authored or co-authored almost 130 peer-reviewed publications and many more abstracts, book chapters, columns and letters. He is an associate editor of the New England Journal of Medicine Journal Watch General Medicine and is a section editor for the American College of Physicians’ MKSAP 18 General Internal Medicine.
The Hastings Center is a nonpartisan, nonprofit research institution founded in 1969. The center addresses ethical and social issues in health care, science and technology. Becoming a member is an extraordinary accomplishment, according to Dr. Mueller.
“To become a member of this group of outstanding colleagues is an honor and a privilege,” he says.
Dr. Mueller is the only elected fellow of The Hastings Center from Mayo Clinic Health System. He joins Richard Sharp, Ph.D., director of the Mayo Clinic Biomedical Ethics Program and the Center for Individualized Medicine Bioethics Program, and Christopher Evans, Ph.D., consultant in the Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, as fellows representing Mayo Clinic.
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Mayo Clinic Health System consists of clinics, hospitals and other health care facilities that serve the health care needs of people in 70 communities in Iowa, Minnesota and Wisconsin. The community-based providers, paired with the resources and expertise of Mayo Clinic, enable patients in the region to receive the highest-quality health care close to home.
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