Director, The Institute for Ethics, American Medical Association

Matt Wynia, MD, MPH, was appointed a Section Director in the Institute for Ethics at its inception in 1997, promoted to Assistant Vice-President in March 1999, and named the Director of the Institute in May 2000. He has led research that has been published in the New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA and other leading medical journals, and featured on news programs including ABC News Nightline, NPR's All Things Considered, and the BBC World Service. He also practices internal medicine and infectious diseases at the University of Chicago Hospitals, where he is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine.

Wynia received his BA from the University of Oregon's Honors College with majors in Philosophy and Biology. His undergraduate thesis was entitled "Paternalism in Medicine." He received his MD from the Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine in Portland, and then moved to Boston, Massachusetts, where he was an Intern, Resident, and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the Deaconess Hospital. Wynia completed a fellowship in Infectious Diseases and an AHCPR Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Health Services Research at Tufts University/New England Medical Center. He received his MPH from the Harvard School of Public Health in Health Policy and Management. He won the 1996 AFCR Nellie Westerman Prize for Research in Ethics.

Wynia contributed to the Markle Common Framework for Networked Personal Health Information.


Markle Affiliations

  • Work Group on Consumer Access Policies
  • Work Group on Consumer Engagement
  • Health Collaborator