Stephen G. Post is Professor of Preventive Medicine & Founding Director of the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics (2008-current). Previously he was Professor of Bioethics in the Department of Bioethics of the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (1988-2008). He also taught at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Post is an Elected Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine (2013-), and of the College of Physicians of Philadelphia (2004-). He is an elected Fellow of the Hastings Center (1994 -) and of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, Georgetown University (1990-95). He has received the United States Congress Certificate of Special Recognition (2012); and the Pioneer Medal for Outstanding Leadership in Health Care (shared with Dr. Edmund D. Pellegrino, MD) from HealthCare Chaplaincy New York (2012). Post was selected as the Public Member of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Composite Committee (jointly established by the Federation of State Medical Boards of the United States and the National Board of Medical Examiners, the Composite Committee is responsible for oversight and policy in all aspects of the USMLE program) (2000-2003); and was reappointed for a second term (2004).
Post is the primary author of over 200 articles in peer-reviewed journals such as Science, Annals of Internal Medicine, The Journal of Religion, The American Journal of Psychiatry, First Things, Dementia, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and The Lancet. Post served as Editor-in-Chief of the 5-volume Encyclopedia of Bioethics, 3rd edition (Macmillan Reference 2004). His best-selling books include The Hidden Gifts of Helping and Why Good Things Happen to Good People (with co-author Jill Neimark). He is the editor of 14 books and the author of eight. Post’s book The Moral Challenge of Alzheimer’s Disease: Ethical Issues from Diagnosis to Dying (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2000, 2nd edition) was designated a “medical classic of the century” by the British Medical Journal (2009). Post is an elected Member of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board of Alzheimer’s Disease International, and one of only three recipients of the Alzheimer’s Association Distinguished Service Award (1998).
Post has been quoted in more than 3000 national and international newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Parade Magazine, U.S. News and World Report, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Boston Globe, the Toronto Star, the Sydney Morning Herald, Newsweek, the National Post (Canada), the Christian Science Monitor, the Baltimore Sun, the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Utne Reader, “O” Magazine, Psychology Today, and U.S.A. Today. He has also been interviewed on major television and radio news shows, including ABC 20/20 Holiday Special 2006 on “Giving in America,” Nightline, The Daily Show, John Stossel, “Talk of the Nation,” and The Mehmet Oz Show.