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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. Green MJ. Comics and medicine: peering into the process of professional identity formation. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6):774-9.
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  2. Carrese JA, Malek J, Watson K, Lehmann LS, Green MJ, McCullough LB, Geller G, Braddock CH, Doukas DJ. The essential role of medical ethics education in achieving professionalism: the romanell report. Acad Med. 2015 Jun; 90(6):744-52.
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  3. Green MJ, Schubart JR, Whitehead MM, Farace E, Lehman E, Levi BH. Advance Care Planning Does Not Adversely Affect Hope or Anxiety Among Patients With Advanced Cancer. J Pain Symptom Manage. 2015 Jun; 49(6):1088-96.
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  4. Pentz RD, Hendershot KA, Wall L, White TE, Peterson SK, Thomas CB, McCormick J, Green MJ, Lewis C, Farmer ZL, Hlubocky FJ, Dossul T, Dixon MD, Liu Y, Switchenko JM, Salvador C, Owonikoko TK, Harvey RD, Khuri FR. Development and testing of a tool to assess patient preferences for phase I clinical trial participation. Psychooncology. 2015 Jul; 24(7):835-8.
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  5. Bell RA, McDermott H, Fancher TL, Green MJ, Day FC, Wilkes MS. Impact of a randomized controlled educational trial to improve physician practice behaviors around screening for inherited breast cancer. J Gen Intern Med. 2015 Mar; 30(3):334-41.
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  6. George DR, Green MJ, Navarro AM, Stazyk KK, Clark MA. Medical student views on the use of Facebook profile screening by residency admissions committees. Postgrad Med J. 2014 May; 90(1063):251-3.
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  7. Volpe RL, Levi BH, Blackhall GF, Green MJ. Ethics pocket cards: an educational tool for busy clinicians. J Clin Ethics. 2014; 25(2):148-51.
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  8. Green MJ. Teaching with comics: a course for fourth-year medical students. J Med Humanit. 2013 Dec; 34(4):471-6.
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  9. Schubart JR, Levi BH, Dellasega C, Whitehead M, Green MJ. Factors that affect decisions to receive (or not receive) life-sustaining treatment in advance care planning. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2014 Feb; 52(2):38-44.
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  10. Doukas DJ, McCullough LB, Wear S, Lehmann LS, Nixon LL, Carrese JA, Shapiro JF, Green MJ, Kirch DG. The challenge of promoting professionalism through medical ethics and humanities education. Acad Med. 2013 Nov; 88(11):1624-9.
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  11. Levi BH, Wilkes M, Der-Martirosian C, Latow P, Robinson M, Green MJ. An interactive exercise in advance care planning for medical students. J Palliat Med. 2013 Dec; 16(12):1523-7.
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  12. Volpe R, Baker M, Blackall GF, Kauffman G, Green MJ. A case of deceptive mastectomy. Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2013; 3(2):175-81.
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  13. Blackall GF, Volpe RL, Green MJ. After the suicide attempt: offering patients another chance. Am J Bioeth. 2013; 13(3):14-6.
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  14. Schubart JR, Toran L, Whitehead M, Levi BH, Green MJ. Informed decision making in advance care planning: concordance of patient self-reported diagnosis with physician diagnosis. Support Care Cancer. 2013 Feb; 21(2):637-41.
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  15. Green MJ, Levi BH. The era of "e": the use of new technologies in advance care planning. Nurs Outlook. 2012 Nov-Dec; 60(6):376-383.e2.
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  16. Green MJ, Masters R, James B, Simmons B, Lehman E. Do gifts from the pharmaceutical industry affect trust in physicians? Fam Med. 2012 May; 44(5):325-31.
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  17. Schubart JR, Levi BH, Camacho F, Whitehead M, Farace E, Green MJ. Reliability of an interactive computer program for advance care planning. J Palliat Med. 2012 Jun; 15(6):637-42.
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  18. Blackall GF and Green MJ. The American Journal of Bioethics. "Difficult" Patients or Difficult Relationships?". 2012; 5(12):8-9.
  19. 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.
  20. George DR, Green MJ. Beyond good and evil: exploring medical trainee use of social media. Teach Learn Med. 2012; 24(2):155-7.
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  21. Blackall GF, Green MJ. "Difficult" patients or difficult relationships? Am J Bioeth. 2012; 12(5):8-9.
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  22. 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.
  23. Green MJ. Round and round. J Gen Intern Med. 2011 May; 26(5):565.
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  24. Green MJ, Levi BH. Teaching advance care planning to medical students with a computer-based decision aid. J Cancer Educ. 2011 Mar; 26(1):82-91.
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  25. Volandes AE, Ferguson LA, Davis AD, Hull NC, Green MJ, Chang Y, Deep K, Paasche-Orlow MK. Assessing end-of-life preferences for advanced dementia in rural patients using an educational video: a randomized controlled trial. J Palliat Med. 2011 Feb; 14(2):169-77.
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  26. Myers KR, Green MJ. Storytelling: a novel intervention for hypertension. Ann Intern Med. 2011 Jan 18; 154(2):129-30.
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  27. Green, MJ. Academic Medicine. Comeuppance. 2011; 86(8):981.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. Green MJ. J. Med. Ethics; Medical Humanities. What I Wanted to Hear. 2011; 1(37):37.
  31. Levi BH, Heverley SR, Green MJ. Accuracy of a decision aid for advance care planning: simulated end-of-life decision making. J Clin Ethics. 2011; 22(3):223-38.
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  32. Hossler C, Levi BH, Simmons Z, Green MJ. Advance care planning for patients with ALS: feasibility of an interactive computer program. Amyotroph Lateral Scler. 2011 May; 12(3):172-7.
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  33. Levi BH, Green MJ. Too soon to give up: re-examining the value of advance directives. Am J Bioeth. 2010 Apr; 10(4):3-22.
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  34. Levi BH, Green MJ. Doing what we can with advance care planning. Am J Bioeth. 2010 Apr; 10(4):W1-2.
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  35. Green MJ, Myers KR. Graphic medicine: use of comics in medical education and patient care. BMJ. 2010; 340:c863.
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  36. Levi BH, Dellasega C, Whitehead M, Green MJ. What influences individuals to engage in advance care planning? Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2010 Aug; 27(5):306-12.
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  37. 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.
  38. Gusani NJ, Schubart JR, Wise J, Farace E, Green MJ, Jiang Y, Kimchi ET, Staveley-O'Carroll KF. Cancer survivorship: a new challenge for surgical and medical oncologists. J Gen Intern Med. 2009 Nov; 24 Suppl 2:S456-8.
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  39. Green MJ, and McCormick Goetz L. 24/7/365_ International journal of healthcare & Humanities. Graphic Storytelling and Medical Narratives. 2009; 3(3):1-6.
  40. Blackall GF Green MJ, Simms S. Brreaking the Cycle: How to Turn Conflict into Collaboration When You and Your Patients Disagree. 2009.
  41. 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.
  42. 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.
  43. Green MJ, Levi BH. Development of an interactive computer program for advance care planning. Health Expect. 2009 Mar; 12(1):60-9.
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  44. Wisner DM, Quillen DA, Benderson DM, Green MJ. Patient attitudes toward resident involvement in cataract surgery. Arch Ophthalmol. 2008 Sep; 126(9):1235-9.
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  45. Chuang CH, Green MJ, Chase GA, Dyer AM, Ural SH, Weisman CS. Perceived risk of preterm and low-birthweight birth in the Central Pennsylvania Women's Health Study. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2008 Jul; 199(1):64.e1-7.
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  46. 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.
  47. Green MJ, Peterson SK, Baker MW, Friedman LC, Harper GR, Rubinstein WS, Peters JA, Mauger DT. Use of an educational computer program before genetic counseling for breast cancer susceptibility: effects on duration and content of counseling sessions. Genet Med. 2005 Apr; 7(4):221-9.
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  48. 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.
  49. Green MJ, Peterson SK, Baker MW, Harper GR, Friedman LC, Rubinstein WS, Mauger DT. Effect of a computer-based decision aid on knowledge, perceptions, and intentions about genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 2004 Jul 28; 292(4):442-52.
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  50. Levi BH, Thomas NJ, Green MJ, Rentmeester CA, Ceneviva GD. Jading in the pediatric intensive care unit: Implications for healthcare providers of medically complex children. Pediatr Crit Care Med. 2004 May; 5(3):275-7.
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  51. 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.
  52. Schapira M, Gilligan MA, Natinger AB, Green MJ. JGIM. Patient Navigation of a CD-ROM menopause treatment decision-aid. 2004; Supplement(19):186.
  53. Green MJ, Levi BH. The truth about lying. Am J Bioeth. 2004; 4(4):63-4.
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  54. Levi BH, Green MJ. Ethical concerns for organ transplant coordinators. Prog Transplant. 2003 Dec; 13(4):242-8.
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  55. Green MJ, Botkin JR. "Genetic exceptionalism" in medicine: clarifying the differences between genetic and nongenetic tests. Ann Intern Med. 2003 Apr 1; 138(7):571-5.
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  56. Green MJ, Botkin JR. Ann Intern Med. "Genetic Exceptionalism" in Medicine Clarifying the Differences Between Genetic and Nongenetic Tests. 2003; (138):571-575.
  57. Levi BH, Green MJ. Humanities in full retreat. Teach Learn Med. 2003; 15(4):252-6.
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  58. 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.
  59. 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).
  60. Green MJ, McInerney AM, Biesecker BB, Fost N. Education about genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility: patient preferences for a computer program or genetic counselor. Am J Med Genet. 2001 Sep 15; 103(1):24-31.
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  61. Green MJ, Biesecker BB, McInerney AM, Mauger D, Fost N. An interactive computer program can effectively educate patients about genetic testing for breast cancer susceptibility. Am J Med Genet. 2001 Sep 15; 103(1):16-23.
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  62. 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.
  63. Green MJ, Farber NJ, Ubel PA, Mauger DT, Aboff BM, Sosman JM, Arnold RM. Lying to each other: when internal medicine residents use deception with their colleagues. Arch Intern Med. 2000 Aug 14-28; 160(15):2317-23.
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  64. Green MJ. Commentary: Computers and Genetic Counseling-Time for a Dialogue? J Genet Couns. 2000 Aug; 9(4):359-61.
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  65. 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.
  66. Green MJ. Journal of Genetic Counseling. Computers and Genetic Counseling: Time for a Dialogue?. 2000; (9):359-361.
  67. Green MJ. Sugarman J, 20 Common Problems: Ethics in Primary Care. Inappropriate Requests for Medical Exemptions and Privileges. 2000.
  68. Hufford DJ, Barnard D, Green M, Hawkins AH. medical Humanities Review. Reading and Teaching Social Medicine. 1998; 2(12):60-65.
  69. 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.
  70. 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.
  71. 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.
  72. 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.
  73. Green MJ. JGIM. Book Review: The Girl Who Died Twice, by natalie Robins. 1996; (11):384-385.
  74. 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.
  75. Green MJ. Annals of Internal Medicine. What (If Anything) is Wrong With Residency Overwork?. 1995; (123):512-517.
  76. 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.
  77. Green M and Horowitz B. Journal of General Internal Medicine. Until I Met Mary. 1989; 4(Nov/Dec):563-564.
  78. 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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