Mark Kuczewski, Ph.D.‌

  • Michael I English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics
  • Director, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics,
    Stritch School of Medicine
  • Chair, Department of Medical Education,
    Stritch School of Medicine
Advanced Degree
  • PhD, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA










Mark G. Kuczewski, PhD, is the Fr. Michael I. English, S.J., Professor of Medical Ethics. He is also the director of the Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics and Health Policy and a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH). Mark is a dedicated bioethics educator. He is known for having created two of the major online graduate programs in bioethics. In the mid-1990s, his experience in providing resources to support ethics committees in community hospitals led him to explore online education. His mission has been to form a supportive learning community that enables experienced professionals to share their insights and support each other to meet their emerging clinical and administrative challenges. The graduate bioethics programs of the Neiswanger Institute are the outcome of this guiding ideal.

His current interests include attention to the role of culture and spirituality in decision making. This has led him to a particular interest in the bioethical issues related to the recent wave of immigration to the United States. He has been an articulate spokesperson for the just and equitable treatment of immigrant patients. His writings argue for a prohibition on forced medical repatriation and the severing of any relationship between health insurance and immigration status. He is a member of the Advisory Board of the Undocumented Patients project of the Hastings Center and has recently served as the project manager to revise the admissions policy of the Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine to include Dreamers. This has resulted in Stritch becoming the first medical school in the nation to welcome applications from Dreamers of DACA status. For this work, Mark has received the Moral Courage Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from Faith in Public Life, the Transformative Education Award from Loyola University Chicago’s Department of Student Diversity and Multicultural Affairs, Special Recognition (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from the Illinois Legislative Latino Caucus Foundation, the Carmen Velasquez Warrior Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from Alivio Medical Center, and the Policy Award (with Linda Brubaker, MD) from the Health & Medicine Policy Research Group. Mark was also named co-winner of the Loyola University Chicago 2017 Faculty Member of the Year. You can read Mark’s acceptance speech‌ that he delivered to the faculty convocation.


BEHP 401 Clinical Bioethics
BEHP 403 Ethics Across the Care Continuum
BEHP 412 Organizational Ethics I: Business, Professionalism, and Justice
BEHP 419 Organizational Ethics II: Ethical Leadership for a Changing Healthcare Environment


Kuczewski M, Pinkus RL, Wasson, K. An Ethics Casebook for Hospitals: Practical Approaches to Everyday Ethics Consultations, 2nd Ed. Georgetown University Press, 2018.

Mark G. Kuczewski, John D. Lantos, Zarna Patel.  Advocating for the DREAM Act: Why Pediatricians Should Care and What They Can Do.  Pediatrics November 2017.

Mark Kuczewski, Danish Zaidi, The rescinding of DACA: What should healthcare professionals and academics do? (And why?) October 12, 2017.

Mark Kuczewski, Here's what we are supposed to believe about immigration as Catholics. America, September 29, 2017.


  • Can Medicine Cure What's Wrong with U.S. Immigration Policy?, July 26, 2016
  • The Medical School of Dreams and Dreamers: One Year Later. Brubaker L, Kuczewski M, AM ROUNDS, September 28, 2015
  • Medical School as a Reflective Community, Wing of Zock, July 30, 2015
  • Loyola Stritch DREAMers Advocate for Students of DACA Status at LMSA Policy Summit, April 2015
  • Medical School Dreams & DREAMers: What the New Contributors to Medicine Have Taught Us, March 2015
  • Social Media for Health-Care Professionals: A Starter Kit, January 2015
  • Responding to the Dream – Loyola Stritch School of Medicine & Dreamer Applicants, April 2014
  • HealthCare & Immigration: A Summary to Accompany BioethxChat Twitter Event, April 2014
  • The Faith of DREAMers, March 2014


Kuczewski M, Nakae S. Universities Seek DACA Recipient Strategies. Health Progress 2017; July-August: 15-21.

Wasson K, Kuczewski M, McCarthy M, Parsi K, Anderson EE, Hutchison P. Navigating Clinical Ethics: Using Real Case Constellations to Guide Learners and Teachers in Medicine. Southern Medical Journal 2017; 110(3): 195-99.

Kuczewski MG. (2017) How Medicine May Save the Life of US Immigration Policy: From Clinical and Educational Encounters to Ethical Public Policy. AMA Journal of Ethics. March;19(3): 263-271.

Kuczewski MG. (2016) The Really New Jim Crow: Why Bioethicists Must Ally With Undocumented Immigrants. The American Journal of Bioethics 16(4): 21-23.

Wasson K, Anderson E, Hagstrom E, McCarthy M, Parsi K, Kuczewski MG. (2015) What Ethical Issues Really Arise in Practice at an Academic Medical Center? A Quantitative and Qualitative Analysis of Clinical Ethics Consultations from 2008 to 2013. HEC Forum 27(3): DOI 10.1007/s10730-015-9293-5.

Wasson K, Parsi K, McCarthy M, Sidall VJ, Kuczewski MG. (2015) Developing an Evaluation Tool for Assessing Clinical Ethics Consultation Skills in Simulation Based Education: The ACES Project. HEC Forum 27(1): DOI 10.1007/s10730-015-9276-6.

Wasson K, Bading E, Hardt J, Hatchett L, Kuczewski MG, McCarthy M, Michelfelder A, Parsi K. (2015) Physician Know Thyself: The Role of Reflection in Bioethics and Professionalism Education. Narrative Inquiry in Bioethics 5(1): 77-86.

Kuczewski MG, Brubaker L. (2015) Equity for ‘DREAMers’ in Medical School Admissions. AMA Journal of Ethics 17(2): 152-156. Article | Podcast

Kuczewski MG, Brubaker L. (2014) Medical Education for “Dreamers”: Barriers and Opportunities for Undocumented Immigrants. Academic Medicine 89(12): 1593-1598.

Kuczewski MG, McCarthy M, Michelfelder A, Anderson EE, Wasson K, Hatchett L. (2014) “I Will Never Let That Be OK Again” Medical Student Reflections on Caring for Dying Patients. Academic Medicine.89(1):1-6.

Kuczewski MG, Brubaker L. (2013) Medical Education as Mission: Why One Medical School Chose to Accept DREAMers. Hastings Center Report. 43(6):21-24

Fins JJ, Kodish E, Braddock C, Cohn F, Dubler NN, Derse A, Pearlman RA, Smith M, Tarzian A, Youngner S, Kuczewski MG. Quality Attestation for Clinical Ethics Consultants: A Two-Step Model from the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities. Hastings Center Report 2013;43(5):26-36.

Kuczewski MG, Cassidy T. (2013) Health Care for Our Immigrant Neighbors: The Need for Justice and Hospitality. Health Care Ethics USA 21(3):8-16.

Kuczewski MG. (2012) Can Medical Repatriation Be Ethical? Establishing Best Practices. American Journal of Bioethics 12(9): 1-5.

Kuczewski MG. (2011) Stewarding Our Legacy: Attesting to the Quality of Clinical Ethics Consultants. ASBH Reader, Summer/Fall: 3 - 7. [Second Presidential Address]

Kuczewski MG. (2011) Dead Man Walking - Politics, Sr. Helen Prejean and the Vocation of the Bioethicist. American Journal of Bioethics 11(12): 1 – 3.

Kuczewski MG. (2011) Who is My Neighbor? A Communitarian Analysis of Access to Health Care for Immigrants. Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics 32(4): 327-36

Kuczewski MG. (2010) Taking It Personally: Reflections on Living Bioethics and Medical Humanities. ASBH Reader Summer/Fall: 3-9. [Incoming President’s Address]

Kuczewski MG. (2010) Teaching Biomedical Ethics as Professionalism in the United States. Diametros 25:30-7.

Kuczewski MG. (2010) The Mission of Government Bioethics Commissions: Producing Societal Consensus. The Good Society 19(1): 18-22.

Kuczewski MG. (2010) Conflicts of Interest in Biomedical Research: Beyond Disclosure. Annals of Health Law 19(1): 103-6