Cavan Doyle, J.D., LL.M, HEC-C

  • Adjunct Assistant Professor,
    Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics,
    Stritch School of Medicine

Advanced Degrees

  • JD, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, IL
  • LL.M, Medical Law & Ethics, University of Kent at Canterbury, England





Cavan Doyle, JD, LL.M is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics at the Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University Chicago. Ms. Doyle received her JD and Certificate in Health Law from Loyola University Chicago School of Law in 2007. Prior to joining the Neiswanger Institute, Ms. Doyle practiced health care law in Chicago for several years, representing a broad spectrum of clinical providers and health facility clients in regulatory and compliance matters. Ms. Doyle currently serves as outside regulatory counsel for a health care technology company, advising on matters pertaining to employee assistance and behavioral health services.

Ms. Doyle recently completed a Fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the MacLean Center at the University of Chicago Medical Center, where she received formal training in principles of clinical ethics and clinical ethics consultation. She also received her LL.M in Medical Ethics at the University of Kent at Canterbury, England, where her thesis examined ethical conflicts arising out of disclosure of patients' HIV status. Her current research examines issues at the intersection of clinical ethics and law with a particular emphasis on the state legal mechanisms governing surrogate decision making for incapacitated patients.


BEHL 404 Biomedical Ethics and the Law
BEHL 408 Ethics, Genetics and Health Policy
BEHL 492 Master's Research Capstone


DeMartino, E.S., Sperry, B.P., Doyle, C.K., et al. US State Regulation of Decisions for Pregnant Women Without Decisional Capacity. JAMA 2019, 321(16): 1629-31.

DeMartino, E., Dudzinski, D., Doyle, C. et al. Who Decides When a Patient Can't? Statutes on Alternate Decision Makers. New England Journal of Medicine 2017; 376: 1478-82.

Lebow, J., Doyle, C. et al. Health Care Information. Problems in Health Care Law, 10th ed., Jones & Bartlett: 2014.

Doyle, C. et al. Security Implications for Remote and Wireless Technologies. A Guide to HIPAA Security and the Law, American Bar Association, ABA Publishing: 2012.