Jason Karlawish, MD

Jason Karlawish is a Professor of Medicine, Medical Ethics and Health Policy, and Neurology at the University of Pennsylvania and Co-Director of the Penn Memory Center, where he cares for patients. A physician and writer, he examines issues at the intersections of bioethics, aging, and the neurosciences. He is the author of The Problem of Alzheimer’s: How Science, Culture, and Politics Turned a Rare Disease into a Crisis and What We Can Do About It and the novel Open Wound: The Tragic Obsession of Dr. William Beaumont. His essays have appeared in Forbes, The Hill, the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, STAT news, and The Washington Post. He is a member of the board of directors of The Greenwall Foundation.

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