As an Assistant Professor of Medical Ethics, Matt Weinberg is PCOM's first full-time faculty member in Medical Ethics. He is responsible for teaching medical ethics in all of PCOM’s programs, including Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.), Physician Assistant (M.S.), Forensic Medicine (M.S.) and Psychology (masters and doctoral programs). In addition to working with clinical students in all disciplines during their clerkship years he will also work with PCOM’s Clinical Learning & Assessment Center to strengthen the connection between the professionalism taught in didactic sessions and its evaluation in the standardized patient program.
Before joining PCOM’s faculty he was a Bioethicist at the New Jersey Department of Health & Senior Services (DHSS); from 2003-2008 he was responsible for DHSS’ Research Ethics Program and from 2008-2011 he worked in DHSS’ Office of Policy. Prior to DHSS he was a Clinical Ethicist from 1998-2003. His work as a Clinical Ethicist included policy development, providing educational programs, performing clinical ethics consultations and training the ethics committees at Phoenixville Hospital and Lower Bucks Hospital. He has also taught undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics at Temple University, Philadelphia University,
Pennsylvania State University, Arcadia University, Widener University and University of St. Francis.
From 1991 to 1998 he was a paramedic and worked in Sacramento, Chicago and the Philadelphia area. He has a Bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from California State University (Sacramento) and was the first graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Master’s in Bioethics program. As part of his Master’s program he completed a clinical ethics internship at the Montefiore Medical Center (Bronx, New York) and the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.