Pontifical Academy for Life

Who we are

ACADEMY MEMBERS

There are Ordinary Members appointed by the Pope, and Corresponding Members chosen by the Governing council for five years. Furthermore, there are Honorary Members, appointed by the Holy Father, and Young Researcher Members, not older than thirty-five, chosen and appointed by the Governing Council. All of the members have expertise in different fields of biomedical sciences and related disciplines.

Members: 88     Go to:   

 
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Agius

Emmanuel

Dean, Faculty of Theology, University of Malta
Professor of Moral Philosophy and Moral Theology, at the Faculty of Philosophy and Faculty of Arts, University of Malta

Nationality: Malta

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Anzani

Alfredo

Adjunct Professor of Bioethics, Vita-Salute San Raffaele University, Milan

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Beck

Matthias

Professor of Moral Theology and Medical Ethics, University of Wien (Austria)

Nationality: German

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Bellieni

Carlo

Neonatologist, Ospedale Universitario di Siena

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Bellver Capella

Vicente

Professor of Philosophy of Law and Bioethics, University of Valencia

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Sr.

Bofarull Buñuel

Margarita

RSCJ

Professor of Moral Theology at the Facultat de Teología de Catalunya. President Institut Borja de Bioètica- Universitat Ramon Llull. President CEA Hospital Sant Joan de Déu Barcelona.

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Borovechi

Ana

Nationality: Croatian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Boyko

Ihor

Professor of Moral Theology (Bioethics), Head of the School of Bioethics at the Ukrainian Catholic University, Rector Holy Spirit Seminary in Lviv Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church

Nationality: Ukrainian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Buchanan

Robert

Chief of Neurosurgery Division & Chief of Functional and Restorative Neuroscience, Seton Brain and Spine Institute, Austin, Texas
Associate Professor, Dell Medical School, Department of Psychology (Arts) and The Institute for Neuroscience (Natural Sciences), University of Texas at Austin

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Cancelli

Ferdinando

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Cardenas Krenz

Ronald

Professor of Civil Law, Ethics and Bioethics/ Universidad Femenina del Sagrado Corazon/ Universidad Católica Santo Toribio de Mogrovejo/ Universidad de Lima/ Esán/ Peru

Nationality: Peruvian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Carrara

Alberto

Coordinator of the Italian Research Group in Neurobioethics(GdN), Professor of Philosophical Anthropology, Neuroethics, and Philosophy of Mind at the Pontifical Athenaeum Regina Apostolorum (Rome), Fellow of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics and Human Rights

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Carvalho

Pascoal

Director, Danmic Laboratories, Mumbai

Nationality: Indian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Casalone

Carlo

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Centeno Cortes

Carlos

Director of the Department of Palliative Medicine and Professor of Palliative Medicine at the University of Navarra (Spain)

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Cingolani

Roberto

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Condic

Maureen

Associate Professor, Neurobiology and Anatomy
University of Utah, School of Medicine, Salt Lake City (USA)

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Cozzi

Emanuele

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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De Paula Ramos

Dalton Luiz

Full Professor of Bioethics, University of Sao Paulo

Nationality: Brazilian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Prof.

DellOro

Roberto

Professor of Theological Studies, Director of the Bioethics Institute of the Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Derville

Tugdual

Délégué General Alliance Vita

Nationality: French

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Doerflinger

Richard

Public Policy Fellow, University of Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture; Former Associate Director, Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, United States Conference of Catholic Bishops

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Mother

Donovan

Agnes Mary

S.V.

Superior General of the Sisters of Life

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Dos Santos Almeida

Filipe Nuno Alves

Professor of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine University of Porto; Director of the Humanization Department, St John´s Hospital, Porto (Portugal)

Nationality: Portuguese

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Faggioni

Maurizio Pietro

O.F.M.

Professor of Bioethics, Alphonsian Academy, Rome

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Ferrari

Mauro

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Fitzgerald

Kevin

S.J.

Dr. Davis Lauler Chair in Catholic Health Care Ethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington D.C.

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Fracapani

Marta

Nationality: Argentinian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Gadzinowski

Janusz

Position: Head of Chair and Department of Neonatology, University of Medical Sciences, Poznan (Poland)

Nationality: Polish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

García

José Juan

Professor of Bioethics, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Cuyo,Argentina Founder and Director of the online-Enciclopedia de Bioetica since 2011: www.enciclopediadebioetica.com Vice-Rector of the Universidad Católica de Cuyo, Argentina

Nationality: Argentinian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Gardou

Charles

Nationality: French

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Gastmans

Chris

Nationality: Belgium

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Giaccardi

Chiara

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Gifty

Immanuel

Director,
Center for AIDS & Antiviral Research

Nationality: Indian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Glasa

Jozef

Deputy Head, Institute of Pharmacology, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology, Faculty of Medicine; Head, Institute of Health Care Ethics, Faculty of Nursing and Professional Health Studies; Slovak Medical University in Bratislava; Director, Institute of Medical Ethics nad Bioethics n.f., Bratislava

Nationality: Slovak

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Haldane

John

Director of Departments of Philosophy, University of St Andrews, Saint Andrews (UK)

Nationality: British

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Holubets

Giustina

Lviv

Nationality: Ukrainian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Hong

Young Seon

Professor, Seoul St. Mary’s Hospital, the Catholic University of Korea

Nationality: Korean

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Höver

Gerhard

Professor of Moral Theology, Seminary for Moral Theology, Department of Roman Catholic Theology, University of Bonn

Nationality: German

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Hulsmann

Jorg Guido

Professor of Economics, Université d'Angers

Nationality: German

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Isobe

Tetsu

Professor of Administrative Law, Keio University, Tokyo

Nationality: Japanese

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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John

Ponnezhathu Sebastian

Prof. & Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Pushpagiri Institute of Medical Science & Research, Thiruvalla, Kerala and Former Prof. Head, Department of Orthopaedics, Govt. Medical College, Kottayam, Kerala, India

Nationality: Indian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Jones

David

Nationality: British

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Kaczor

Christopher

Professor of Philosophy at the Loyola Marymount University

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Kovacs

Laszlo

Nationality: Hungarian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Leonardi

Matilde

Neurologist, Scientific Directorate, I.R.C.C.S. Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Lerner

Richard

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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López-Ibor Aliño

Blanca

Department Head Pediatric Oncology. Hospital Madrid Monteprincipe

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Maeurer

Mark

Professor of Clinical Immunology, Head of the Division of Therapeutic Immunology (TIM), LabMed and MTC, Karolinska Institute and CAST (Center for Allogeneic Stem Cell Transplantation), Stockholm, Sweden

Nationality: Swedish and German

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Mattheeuws

Alain

S.J.

Professor of Moral and Sacramental Theology, Faculty of Theology of the Company of Jesus (IET), Bruxelles

Nationality: Belgian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Mfitzsche

Mika

Professor of Ethics, Catholic University of Democratic Republic of Congo

Nationality: Congolese

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Moya

Graciela

Nationality: Argentinian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Ordoqui

Gustavo

Professor of Civil Law, Faculty of Law, Catholic University of Uruguay

Nationality: Uruguayan

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Palazzani

Laura

Full Professor, Faculty of Law, Libera Università Maria Ss. Assunta (“LUMSA”), Rome

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Panagiotopoulos

Petros

Nationality: Greek

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Petrini

Carlo

Head of the Bioethics Unit, Istituto Superiore di Sanità (Italian National Institute of Health)

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Picozzi

Mario

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Postigo Solana

Elena

Profesora Adjunta de Antropología y Bioética. Universidad Francisco de Vitoria. Departamento de Formación Humanística Secretaria Generale di AEBI (Asociación Española de Bioética y Ética Médica)

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Prinz zu Lowenstein

Felix

Nationality: German

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Profumo

Francesco

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Requena Meana

Pablo

Associate Professor of Bioethics
Faculty of Theology
Pontifical University of the Holy Cross
Rome

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Revello

Rubén

Director of the lnstituto de Bioética, Pontificia Universidad Católica Argentina, Buenos Aires (Argentina)

Nationality: Argentinian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Russo

Giovanni

S.D.B.

Director of the Higher School of Bioethics and Sexuality, Messina

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Sacchini

Dario

Assistant Professor
Institute of Bioethics
Faculty of Medicine
Catholic University of the Sacred Heart
Rome

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Sahm

Stephan

Director Medical Clinic I, Ketteler Hospital, Offenbach, Official Cooperating Clinic of Frankfurt University Comprehensive Cancer Center and Professor of Medical Ethics, Institute of History and Ethics in Medicine, Frankfurt University;

Nationality: German

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Sbattella

Licia

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Schweidler

Walter

Professor of Philosophy, Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (Germany)

Nationality: German

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Scolding

Neil James

Burden Professor of Clinical Neurosciences Director of the Burden Neurological Institute University of Bristol

Nationality: British

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Snead

Carter

Professor of Law/University of Notre Dame Law School

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Soly

Kamwira

Preside della Facoltà di Scienze Farmaceutiche presso l’Università Cattolica del Graben

Nationality: Congolese

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Spagnolo

Antonio Gioacchino

Director, Institute of Bioethics and Medical Humanities, Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart, Rome

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Msgr.

Suaudeau

Jacques

Corresponding Member

Nationality: French

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Taboada

Paulina

Center for Bioethics, Medical Faculty, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Tarasco

Martha

Professor of Bioethics, Faculty of Bioethics, Anahuac University

Nationality: Mexican/Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Ten Have

Henk

Director, Center for Healthcare Ethics, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, USA

Nationality: Dutch

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Thomasset

Alain

Profesor of Moral Theology in Centre Sèvres - Facultés jésuites de Paris Dean of the faculty of theology Director of the third cycle

Nationality: French

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Thorn

Victoria

Founder, Project Rachel, Executive Director National Office of Post-Abortion Reconciliation & Healing, Inc.

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Tilman

David

Nationality: USA

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Tobin

Bernadette

Reader in Philosophy and Director of the Plunkett Centre for Ethics, St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney (Australia)

Nationality: Australian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Dr.

Torres Padilla

Maria Elena

Group leader at the IGBMC, Strasbourg (France) Epigenetics and cell fate in early mammalian development, Directeur de Recherche (INSERM)

Nationality: Mexican

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Trabucchi

Marco Mario

Professor, University of Rome, Tor Vergata

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Van Ittersum

Franciscus

Associate Professor in Nephrology, VU University Medical Center, Amsterdam

Nationality: Dutch

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Rev.

Vanderhaegen

Bert

Head of Roman Catholic Chaplaincy at the Ghent University Hospital
Chairman of the Ethics Committee of WZC Mariahuis Gavere (home for the elderly)

Nationality: Belgian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Vigil

Pilar

Professor of Physiology, Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, President Teen STAR International

Nationality: Chilean

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Wiak

Krzysztof

Head of the Department of Criminal Law, Dean, Faculty of Law, The John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin

Nationality: Polish

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Windsor

Nicholas

Nationality: British

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Yañez

Miguel

Nationality: Argentinian

Appointed: July 25, 2017

 
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Ybarnegaray

Jorge Enrique

Professore di Bioetica e di Etica Medica presso l'Universidad Catolica Boliviana SanPablo. Unidad Académica Santa Cruz. Bolivia

Nationality: Boliviano

Appointed: July 25, 2017