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Dr. Patrick D. Herron, D.Be.

Patrick D. Herron, D.Be.

Assistant Professor, Department of Family and Social Medicine

Co-Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine Program

Director of Operations, Ruth L. Gotessman Clinical Skills Center

Director, Bioethics

Professional Interests

Dr. Herron is Director of Bioethics Education at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He also serves as Co-Director of the Introduction to Clinical Medicine program and Director of Operations and Educational Programming for Einstein's Ruth L. Gottesman Clinical Skills Center. He is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Family & Social Medicine and an Associate of the Montefiore Einstein Center for Bioethics. Previously he worked for the Jewish Board of Family & Children's Services in NYC and at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Dr. Herron completed his Doctor of Bioethics at Loyola University Chicago and his Master of Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine. He has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from West Chester University of Pennsylvania. 

Dr. Herron is Course Director for Bioethics I and Bioethics II. He also participates among the faculty teaching ethics case conferences in the Pediatrics and Medicine Clerkship and on behalf of the Einstein-Cardozo Masters of Bioethics program. He is a member of the Montefiore Bioethics Committee; Executive Committee of Einstein's Medical Education Council; Faculty Development Task Force; Clinical Prevention & Population Health Task Force; and has previously served on Einstein's Foundational Sciences Design Team of the Curriculum Design Executive Committee; Learning Management System Task Force; LCME Planning Committee and the Anatomy Relocation Task Force. In 2015, Dr. Herron was awarded the Vivien T. Thomas Award by Einstein's Gold Humanism in Medicine Honor Society and was selected as a faculty inductee by the student members. Dr. Herron was inducted into the Leo M. Davidoff Society in 2017 and selected by the graduating class of 2017 to receive the Samuel M. Rosen Award for Outstanding Teaching.

Interests include: Medical Education; Bioethics; Clinical Ethics; Standardized Patient Education; Cultural Competency; Sexuality Issues; Violence Prevention; LGBT Health; Special Education; Disability Rights and Education; Inter-professional Education; Integrative Medicine; Complementary & Alternative Medicine; Clinical Prevention and Population Health; Faculty Development; Patient Advocacy; Service Learning; Social Media; and Professionalism.

Selected Publications

Who's misbehaving? Perceptions of unprofessional social media use by medical students and faculty. Kitsis, EA, Milan FB, Cohen HW, Myers D, Herron P, McEvoy M, Weingarten J, Grayson MS. BMC Med Educ. 2016 Feb 18; 16(1):67. doi.10.1186/s12909-016-0572-x.

Herron PD.

PMID: 26887561 [PubMed]

Ethical Implications of Social Stigma Associated with the Promotion and Use of Pre-Exposure Prophlaxis for HIV Prevention. LGBT Health. 2016 Feb 9. [Epub ahead of print]. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2014.0114.

Herron PD.

PMID: 26859191 [PubMed]

Opportunities and ethical challenges for the practice of medicine in the digital era. Curr Rev Musculoskelet Med. 2015 Jun;8(2):113-7. doi. 10.1007/s12178-015-9264-0.

Herron PD.

PMID: 25786848 [PubMed]

Interprofessional student education: exchange program between Albert Einstein College of Medicine and Pacific College of Oriental Medicine. Explore (NY). 2012 Nov;8(6):377-81. doi: 10.1016/j.explore.2012.08.012.

PMID:23141796 [PubMed - in process]

Ethical perspectives: opioid treatment of chronic pain in the context of addiction. Clin J Pain. 2002 Jul-Aug;18(4 Suppl):S99-107.

PMID: 12479260 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

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