Fredrick R. Abrams, MD

—Fredrick R. Abrams, MD

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Fredrick R. Abrams, MD, received his medical degree from Cornell University and for over forty years specialized in obstetrics and gynecology. At Rose Medical Center in Denver, he founded the first center for the study of ethical issues in a community-hospital setting in the U.S.

Dr. Abrams was Director of the Colorado Governor’s Commission on Life and the Law. He has given over 1,500 workshops, lectures, and conferences on medical ethics. As former chair of the Ethics Committee of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, he wrote the guidelines for its 25,000 members. He has served on numerous hospital ethics committees and has taught biomedical ethics to doctors, nurses, social workers, lawyers, and others.

The author has been published in Saturday Review, The New England Journal of Medicine, The Journal of the American Medical Association, and many other periodicals.

He lives in Denver, Colorado.