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Ethics for Lunch: Treatment Over Objection

In person and online presentation and discussion of a clinical case focusing on treatment over objection with Katherine Fischkoff, MD.

Lunch will be provided for those choosing to attend in person at CUIMC VP&S Amp 1. Online attendance is also available via Zoom.


Katherine Fischkoff, MD is a general and acute care surgeon, with a special interest in medical ethics. Dr. Fischkoff’s clinical skills and research expertise have earned her recognition as Medical Director for the Surgical Step Down Unit and Vice-Chair of the Department of Surgery’s Quality and Patient Safety Committee. She has produced influential research in the field of medical ethics to help clarify the role of the surgeon in difficult ethical situations. During the COVID pandemic, she led the way in developing standard-of-care recommendations to guide the diverse and numerous ethics challenges faced by all healthcare workers.

Dr. Fischkoff earned her medical degree from George Washington University and went on to receive specialized training at NYU, Cornell and Memorial-Sloan Kettering before joining the team at Columbia.

For further information about this event, please contact Athina Fontenot at af3018 [[at]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

For additional information about program offerings at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies, please contact an Admissions Counselor at 212-854-9666 or inquire [[at]] sps [[dot]] columbia [[dot]] edu.

Please note the COVID-19 requirements for this event.

COVID-19 Requirements: To attend this event in person, Columbia University ID holders must review and complete the required protocol for coming to campus, including for off-campus events. Columbia University alumni, guests, and non-ID holders must show proof of vaccination. Masks are required while indoors at all times in classrooms at Columbia University Medical Campus.

All in person attendees must follow Columbia’s Covid-19 Policies and Guidelines.