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Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD, MSc

Lisa Lehmann, MD, PhD, Msc

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Brigham and Women’s Hospital
1620 Tremont Street, 3rd FL, Room BC3-2G
Boston, MA 02120-1613
Phone: 617-525-3195
Email: llehmann1@partners.org


1986 B.A. cum laude in Philosophy, Cornell University
1993 M.D. Johns Hopkins University
1999 M.Sc. in Clinical Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health
2003 Ph.D. in Philosophy, Johns Hopkins University

Dr. Lehmann is the Director of the Center for Bioethics at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH), associate physician in the Jen Center for Primary Care at BWH, and Associate Professor of Medicine and Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School. She joined the faculty of the Harvard Medical School Division of Medical Ethics and the BWH Division of General Internal Medicine in 1999 after completing her fellowship training in general internal medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Lehmann is a graduate of Cornell University and the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a Ph.D. in philosophy at Johns Hopkins University. She received a M.Sc. in clinical epidemiology from the Harvard School of Public Health.

In addition to practicing internal medicine she is an active member of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Ethics Consultation Service, Ethics Committee, and the Harvard Catalyst Research Ethics Consultation Service. She is Chair of the Framingham Heart Study Ethics Advisory Board, Co-Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Society of General Internal Medicine, and a Founding Fellow of The Academy for Professionalism in Health Care.

Her research is focused on empirical and philosophical analysis of contemporary ethical issues in medicine. She is interested in the moral determinants of medical decision-making and has focused on ethical issues in genetics, truth telling in medicine, religion and medicine, and research ethics.