Ryan M Antiel
Assistant Professor of Surgery

Ryan M. Antiel, MD, MSME is Assistant Professor of Pediatric Surgery at Duke University School of Medicine and a core faculty member at the Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities, and History of Medicine. He is focused on improving the lives of children and families confronted with difficult decisions such as surgical decision-making in the face of uncertainty and end-of-life issues.

His research combines empirical approaches from the fields of epidemiology, decision-making sciences, and child outcomes with conceptual work grounded in moral philosophy and theology. He applies these approaches to address ethical challenges surrounding the care of seriously ill fetuses and neonates.  He is also interested in how surgical residency shapes the character of surgeons-in-training and how best to form the virtues of character necessary for good surgical practice.

Current Research Interests

Pediatric Surgery Outcomes 
Health Equity and Social Justice
Decision Making for Critically Ill Neonates  
Moral Formation of Surgical Trainees 
Medical Humanities 

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