Thomas R. McCormick, DMin
Dr. Thomas R. McCormick joined the faculty at the University of Washington’s School of Medicine in 1974 to develop the medical school’s first program in medical ethics. Since that time, he has taught a variety of elective courses in bioethics and was responsible for the early development of ethics in the medical school core curriculum at the Seattle campus and all of our WWAMI sites. Dr. McCormick is currently an ethics consultant to Harborview Medical Center and a founding member of the ethics committee. In previous years he has served as ethics consultant to the NICU, the In Vitro Fertilization Project, and the cardiac transplant service at UWMC. Dr. McCormick also served as Director of Counseling for the UWSOM from 1985-2001. He is currently at 40% time at the UW, and in winter quarter, serves as adjunct professor in bioethics at the School of Medicine, Midwestern University, Glendale Branch, Glendale, Arizona.
Dr. McCormick received his Doctoral degree in Ethics from Southern Methodist University, Dallas Texas. In 1972-73 he was a postdoctoral fellow in medical ethics at the Texas Medical Center, Houston, Texas. In 1980, Spring quarter, he was a postdoctoral fellow in clinical ethics at the University of Tennessee Medical Center, Memphis, Tennessee.