Saint Louis University

Griffin Trotter, MD, PhD

Professor of Health Management and Policy (Secondary), Professor, Saint Louis University Center for Health Care Ethics

Griffin Trotter

221 North Grand Blvd.
Saint Louis, MO 63103-2006
Tel: (314) 977-6665


Griffin Trotter, Ph.D., M.D. is Associate Professor in the Center for Health Care Ethics at Saint Louis University. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy (with specialization in classical American philosophy) in 1995 from Vanderbilt University and his M.D. in 1985 from Saint Louis University, and is a board certified emergency physician.

In addition to teaching responsibilities in the graduate school and the medical school at Saint Louis University, Dr. Trotter is Director of Clinical Consultation and Residents' Ethics Education at the Center for Health Care Ethics. His research focuses on clinical ethics, especially as it pertains in the medical response to terrorism, and on the relevance of American pragmatism to health care ethics.

Dr. Trotter is the author of The Loyal Physician (Vanderbilt University Press, 1997), On Royce (Wadsworth, 2001), and The Ethics of Coercion in Mass Casualty Medicine (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2007), as well as over 70 essays and articles in bioethics and emergency medicine.


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