Kimbell Kornu, M.D., Ph.D.
Assistant professor of health care ethics; Assistant professor of palliative medicine
Albert Gnaegi Center for Health Care Ethics
- Clinical fellow in hospice and palliative medicine at Vanderbilt University
- Ph.D. in theology at the University of Nottingham
- Internal Medicine Residency Training at Vanderbilt University Medical Center
- M.D. from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School
- M.A.R. from Westminster Theological Seminary
- B.S. in molecular biology from Vanderbilt University
History and philosophy of medicine; intersection of theology and medicine; medical ethics; social, philosophical and historical determinants of medicine; philosophical and theological anthropology; physician-patient relationship as it relates to phenomenology, aesthetics and ethics.
Publications and Media Placements
- Kornu, K. (Under review). “Asclepius against the Crucified: Medical Nihilism and Incarnational Life in Death.” Christian Bioethics.
- Kornu, K. (2015). “‘Know Thyself’: The Soul of Anatomical Dissection.” In The Resounding Soul: Reflections on the Metaphysics and Vivacity of the Human Person, eds., Samuel Kimbriel and Eric Lee, 93–113. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock.
- Kornu, K. (2014). “The Beauty of Healing: Covenant, Eschatology, and Jonathan Edwards’ Theological Aesthetics Toward a Theology of Medicine.” Christian Bioethics 20: 43-58.
Professional Organizations and Associations
- American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
- American Academy of Religion
- Society of Christian Ethics