Leon R Kass

Leon R Kass

Leon R. Kass, M.D., Ph.D., is a Hertog Fellow in Social Thought at the American Enterprise Institute and the Addie Clark Harding Professor in the Committee on Social Thought and the College at the University of Chicago (on leave). President George W. Bush was elected in 2001. Dr. Kass was named chairman of the President's Council on Bioethics by Bush. In vitro fertilization, cloning, genetic screening and genetic technology, organ transplantation, aging research, euthanasia and assisted suicide, and the moral aspect of the medical profession have all been topics of his widely reprinted biomedical ethics writings.