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Michael Green

InstitutionCollege of Medicine
Address500 University Drive Hershey PA 17033
Mailbox: H134


Physician, Professor of Humanities and Medicine


M.D., University of Illinois College of Medicine, 1988
M.S. University of Illinois, 1987
Internship, Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital
Residency, Northwestern University, Evanston Hospital, 1992
Fellowship, University of Chicago-Pritzker School of Medicine (Clinical Medical Ethics), 1993
Fellowship, University of Wisconsin (General Internal Medicine), 1995

Michael Green M.D., M.S. is a physician and bioethicist at the Penn State University’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center. He is Chair of the Hospital Ethics Committee, and Director of the Program in Bioethics. He attended medical school at the University of Illinois and completed residency in internal medicine at Northwestern University. He received fellowship training in clinical medical ethics at the University of Chicago’s Center for Clinical Medical Ethics, and in general internal medicine and medical ethics at the University of Wisconsin. He is currently Professor in the Departments of Humanities and Internal Medicine, where he cares for patients, teaches medical students and residents, and conducts research in bioethics. He has published numerous articles and received many grant awards for his research, which most recently has focused on helping patients make informed decisions. He is the co-creator of “Making Your Wishes Known,” an interactive computer-based decision aid that helps individuals be better prepared to make medical decisions when they can no longer speak for themselves.

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  1. Blackall GF and Green MJ. The American Journal of Bioethics. "Difficult" Patients or Difficult Relationships?". 2012; 5(12):8-9.
  2. Schubart JS and Green MJ. . Medical Encounter. Pilot results of a web-based patient self-reporting system of chemotherapy symptoms. 2012; 1(26):3-5.
  3. Doukas DJ, McCullough, LB, Wear S, and the Project to Rebalance and Integrate Medical Education (PRIME) Investigators. Acad Medicine. Medical Education in Medical Ethics and Humaities as the Foundation for Developing Medical Professionalism. 2012; 3(87):1-8.
  4. Green MJ. In Colt H, Quadrelli S, and Friedman L (eds). The Picture of Health: Medical Ethics and the Movies. Enhancement Technologies: The Incredibles. 2011.
  5. Green, MJ. Academic Medicine. Comeuppance. 2011; 86(8):981.
  6. Green MJ. J. Med. Ethics; Medical Humanities. What I Wanted to Hear. 2011; 1(37):37.
  7. Volandes AE, Ferguson LA, Davis AD, Hull N, Green MJ, Chang Y, Deep K, and Paasche-Orlow MK. Journal of Palliative medicine. Assessing End-of Life Preferences for Advanced Dementia in Rural Patients Using an Educational Video: A Randomized Controlled Trial. 2011; 2(14):169-177.
  8. Green MJ and Myers, C. Spandorfer, Pohl, Rattner, and nasca (eds.) Professionalism in Medicine: The Cage-based Guide for Medical Students. The Ethics of Treating Family Members. 2010.
  9. Fisher KM, Green MJ, Orkin FK and Chincilli VM. Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability. A Content analysis from the US statewide survey of memorable healthcare decisions for individuals with intellectual disablity. 2009; 3(3):1-6.
  10. Green MJ, and McCormick Goetz L. 24/7/365_ International journal of healthcare & Humanities. Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives. 2009; 3(3):1-6.
  11. Blackall GF Green MJ, Simms S. Brreaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict into Collaboration When You and Your Patients Disagree. 2009.
  12. Fisher KM, Orkin FK, Green MJ, Chincilli VM, Bhattacharya A. Am J Intellect Dev Disabilit. Proxy health-care decision making for persons with intellectual disability: Perspectives of residential-agency directors. 2009; 6(114):401-410.
  13. Green MJ, . American Journal of Bioethics. Book Review: "When illness Goes Public: Celebrity Patients and How We Look at Medicine," by Barron H. Lerner. 2007; 12(7):55-58.
  14. Blackall GF, Green MJ, Simms S. Journal of Clinical Ethics. Application of Systems Principles to Resolving Ethical Dilemmas in Medicine. 2005; 1(16):20-27.
  15. Schapira M, Gilligan MA, Natinger AB, Green MJ. JGIM. Patient Navigation of a CD-ROM menopause treatment decision-aid. 2004; Supplement(19):186.
  16. Green MJ, Peterson SK, Wagner Baker M, Harper GR, Friedman LC, Rubinstein WS, Mauger DT. . JGIM. A Computer-based decision aid is an effective tool for educating women seekiing information about BRCA1/2 genetic testing. 2004; supplement(19):110.
  17. Green MJ, Botkin JR. Ann Intern Med. "Genetic Exceptionalism" in Medicine Clarifying the Differences Between Genetic and Nongenetic Tests. 2003; (138):571-575.
  18. Green MJ, Peterson SK, Wagner Baker M, Friedman LC, Harper GR, Rubinstein WS, Mauger DT. American Journal of Human Genetics. Can a computer program replace genetic counseling for BRCA1/2 genetic Testing?. 2003; 5S(73):174.
  19. Green MJ, Peterson S, Baker M, Mauger DT. The 7th International Symposium on Predictive Oncology. Impact on Biotechnology on Predictive Oncology & Intervntions Strategies. An Interactive computer program can effectively educate women about breast cancer genetic testing. 2003; (Aug 16-19).
  20. Green MJ, Fong S, Mauger DT, Ubel PA. JAIDDS. Rationing HIV Medications: What do Patients and the Public Think About Allocation Policies?. 2001; 56(26):62.
  21. Green MJ. Journal of Genetic Counseling. Computers and Genetic Counseling: Time for a Dialogue?. 2000; (9):359-361.
  22. Green MJ. Sugarman J, 20 Common Problems: Ethics in Primary Care. Inappropriate Requests for Medical Exemptions and Privileges. 2000.
  23. Green MJ, Biesecker BB, McInerney A, Fost N. Society for Medical Decision Making. Can an interactive computer program educate and counsel patients about susceptibility to breast cancer. 2000.
  24. Hufford DJ, Barnard D, Green M, Hawkins AH. medical Humanities Review. Reading and Teaching Social Medicine. 1998; 2(12):60-65.
  25. Arnold RM, Fox E, Green MJ. Ende J, Kelley MA, Ramsey PG, Sox HS Graduate Education in Internal Medicine: A Resource Guide to Curriculum Development. The report of the FCIM task Force on the Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum. Medical Ethics. 1997; 28-30.
  26. Green MJ and Fost N. Genetic testing. Who Should Provide Genetic Education Prior to Gene Testing? Computers and Other Methods for Improving Patient Understanding. 1997; (1):131-136.
  27. Arnold RM, Fox E, Green MJ. Ende J, Kelley MA, Ramsey PG, Sox HS Graduate Education in Internal Medicine: A Resource Gguide to Curriculum Development. The report of the FCIM task Force on the Internal Medicine Residency Curriculum. Medical Ethics. 1997; 28-30.
  28. Green MJ and Fost N. J Cancer Educ. An Interactive Computer Program for educating and counseling Patients About Genetic Susceptibility to Breast Cancer. 1997; (12):204-208.
  29. Green MJ. JGIM. Book Review: The Girl Who Died Twice, by natalie Robins. 1996; (11):384-385.
  30. Green MJ, Mitchell G, Stocking C, Cassel C, Siegler M, . Archives of Internal medicine. Do Actions Reported by Physicians in Training Conflict with Consensus Guidelines on Ethics?. 1996; (156):298-304.
  31. Green MJ. Annals of Internal Medicine. What (If Anything) is Wrong With Residency Overwork?. 1995; (123):512-517.
  32. Green MJ, Fost N. Wisconsin Medical Journal. Seven Reasons for Wisconsin Physicians to Oppose Proposed Legislation to Legalized Physician Assisted Suicide. 1995; (94):693-695.
  33. Green M and Horowitz B. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Until I Met Mary. 1989; 4(Nov/Dec):563-564.
  34. Graffagna A, Green M, Leach M, im H, Lungwangwa G, Margonis F, McAninch S, Parker L. Plath P, Thompson A, Tozer S. Fooundations of educational Policy in the United States. 1986.
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