George E. Hardart

Dr. George Hardart is Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Bioethics at Columbia University Medical Center. Dr. Hardart is the Director of the Program in Women and Children’s Bioethics at Columbia University and Director of Pediatric Clinical Ethics in Columbia University’s Center for Bioethics. He serves on the adult and pediatric ethics committees at CUMC, is a past-chair of the Pediatric Ethics Committee and is a pediatric ethics consultant at CUMC.

He is the author of numerous peer-reviewed publications in journals including the Journal of Pediatrics, Critical Care Medicine, and the Journal of Clinical Ethics as well as book chapters and reviews. He is a member of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Critical Care Medicine and the ASBH Clinical Ethics Consultation Affairs Committee. From 2012 to 2013 Dr. Hardart served on the Pediatric Ventilator Allocation working group of the New York State Task Force for Life and the Law. Board certified in Pediatrics, Pediatric Critical Care and Anesthesiology, he attends in the Pediatric Cardiac Intensive Care Unit in the Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital.

Hardart received an M.D. from the University of Virginia School of Medicine, an M.P.H from the Harvard School of Public Health and completed the Fellowship in Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. He conducts both theoretical and empirical research on a range of ethical issues including family interests in medical decision-making and ethical issues in organ donation after circulatory determination of death.