Philip Hébert, MD, PhD, FCFPC
Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Chair, Research Ethics Board, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
Bioethics Consultant, Joint Centre for Bioethics
Philip Hébert graduated from the University of Toronto medical school in 1984 and completed a PhD in philosophy at York University in 1983. He is a Professor of Family Medicine, Department of Family and Community Medicine at the University of Toronto and the Chair of Research Ethics Board at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. For 20 years he was a family physician at Sunnybrook & Women's College Health Sciences Centre, retiring from active clinical practice in 2010. He remains on staff there as a consultant.
Dr. Hébert is the author of an introductory book on professional ethics entitled, "Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Physicians and Medical Trainees," the 2nd edition of which was published in 2009 by Oxford University Press. He has an interest in many areas of ethics including disclosure, end-of-life care, consent, medical error, and medical education and teaches widely across Canada. He has published articles in the CMAJ, NEJM, ICU Management, and JAMA. His most recent article was a co-authored paper in the Sept 10, 2010, issue of NEJM on the disclosure of large-scale adverse events. In 2008 he received the 2nd annual William Marsden award from the CMA for his contribution to ethics teaching in Canada.
In 2011 Dr. Hébert was named “Academic Family Physician of the Year" and received the University of Toronto's Department of Family and Community Medicine Award of Excellence.
Outstanding introduction to ethical complexities [Review of the book Doing Right: A Practical Guide to Ethics for Medical Trainees and Physicians]