Matthew K. Wynia

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Matthew K. Wynia (born January 18, 1964) is an American physician and bioethicist who has been the director of the Center for Bioethics and Humanities at the University of Colorado's Anschutz Medical Campus since 2015.[1] He also oversees an art gallery and forum there.[2] He previously directed the American Medical Association's Institute on Ethics for 15 years.[3] He also previously served as an assistant professor of medicine at the University of Chicago, and as the director of patient and physician engagement at the American Medical Association in Chicago.[2]


Wynia received his B.A. from the Robert D. Clark Honors College at the University of Oregon in 1986, his M.D. from Oregon Health Sciences University in 1990, and his M.P.H. from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in 1997.[4]

Research interests

Wynia has researched subjects including clinical trials conducted during emergencies,[5] as well as the frequency with which physicians lie to patients (e.g. reporting that a patient had nonexistent symptoms).[6]

Honors and awards

In 1996, Wynia received the American Federation for Clinical Research's Nellie Westerman Prize for Research in Ethics.[7] In the fall of 2012, he received a chapter award from the American College of Physicians, of which he is a fellow.[8]


  1. "Matthew Wynia Biography". Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 Meyers, Dan (15 May 2014). "New Bioethics and Humanities center director launches transition year". CU Anschutz Today. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  3. Grant, Elaine (24 April 2014). "University Of Colorado's New Medical Ethicist Wants To Engage Public". Colorado Public Radio. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  4. "Matthew K. Wynia Faculty Page". University of Colorado Denver.,-MD.aspx. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  5. Cohn, Meredith (20 November 2016). "Hopkins works to shorten time needed for drug approvals". Baltimore Sun. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  6. Hilzenrath, David (15 March 1998). "Healing vs. Honesty? For Doctors, Managed Care's Cost Controls Pose Moral Dilemma". The Washington Post. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  7. "Past News and Events". Bioethics Program. University of California, Davis. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 
  8. "Chapter awardees". ACP Internist. January 2013. Retrieved 19 May 2017. 

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