Professor Steven H. Miles

Steven Miles, MD, is Professor of Medicine and Bioethics; Maas Family Endowed Chair in Bioethics at the University of Minnesota Medical School in Minneapolis. He is an Affiliate Faculty for the Law School’s Concentration in Health Law and Bioethics. He is board certified in Internal Medicine. He teaches bioethics at the University of Minnesota.

He has served as President of the American Society of Bioethics and Humanities and received its Distinguished Service Award. Dr. Miles has published four books, more than twenty chapters and more than 200 medical articles on medical ethics, human rights, tropical medicine, end of life care. He played a leadership role in research ethics at the University of Minnesota. The Hippocratic Oath and the Ethics of Medicine (Oxford University Press) reviewed the meaning of the Hippocratic Oath as illuminated by the medical texts of its time. Oath Betrayed: America’s Torture Doctors (University of California Press) examines military medicine in the war on terror prisons. He is the Moderator for Bioethics International, a group of 600 bioethics faculty from 55 countries.

He served as medical director for the American Refugee Committee for twenty-five years which has included service as chief medical officer for 45,000 refugees on the Thai-Cambodian border and projects in Sudan, Croatia, Bosnia-Herzogovina, Indonesia, and the Thai-Burmese border.