John Lantos

John Lantos is director of the Children's Mercy Bioethics Center at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City. He is a professor of pediatrics at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine and had an appointment as visiting professor of pediatrics and associate director of the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at The University of Chicago. He also held the John B. Francis Chair in Bioethics at the Center for Practical Bioethics in Kansas City, MO. He is the author of Do We Still Need Doctors?

Howard Markel

Howard Markel, M.D., Ph.D., is the George Edward Wantz Distinguished Professor of the History of Medicine, professor of pediatrics and communicable diseases, professor of history, professor of health management and policy, professor of psychiatry, and director of the Center for the History of Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School.

Ruth Stein

Ruth E.K. Stein is a pediatrician who works in research and advocacy for children, especially those with chronic health conditions. She is professor of pediatrics at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine/Children's Hospital at Montefiore. Her research has been supported by the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, National Institute of Mental Health, ASPE, HRSA, and numerous foundations. Her work has involved the development of a number of measures that are widely used in the assessment of outcomes for children with disabilities and their families. In 1995, Dr.