Faculty and Staff


James A Hynds, LL.B., Ph.D

Director, Ethics Center

Director of the Clinical Ethics Fellowship Program
Senior Clinical Ethicist, Ethics Center

James A. Lin, MD

James A. Lin, MD

Interim Medical Director

Chair Ethics Committee
UCLA Santa Monica Hospital 
Professor of Pediatrics

Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH

Neil S. Wenger, MD, MPH

Director Emeritus, Ethics Center

Medical Director, Advance Care Planning Program
Professor of Medicine and Health Services Research, UCLA

JR 2023

Joseph Raho, PhD

Clinical Ethicist, Ethics Center, UCLA Health

Vice Chair, UCLA Santa Monica Ethics Committee
Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA


Hamest Karayan, BSHA

Administrative Officer II

Dylan Manson, PhD

Senior Clinical Fellow
MAX 2023

Max Kramer, PhD

Clinical Fellow

Former Faculty and Staff 

Katherine Brown-Saltzman

Katherine Brown-Saltzman

(Founding) Director, Emerita

*Clinical Ethics Consultation is available during office hours from 8am to 5pm by calling the Page Operator at 310 825-6301 and asking for Ethics or paging "Ethics".  Ethics consultation is also available 24/7 for emergent issue after business hours, weekends, and holidays.