Gregory L. Eastwood

Gregory L. Eastwood

Gregory L. Eastwood, MD is Professor of Bioethics and Humanities and Professor of Medicine. He is also is University Professor of the State University of New York. Dr. Eastwood joined the Center in 2008. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Eastwood is a former president of SUNY Upstate Medical University (1993-2006) and now serves on the Upstate Foundation Board of Directors. He also serves on the Board of Trustees of Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) and was Interim President of CWRU from June 1, 2006 until July 1, 2007, after which he became the Inamori Ethics Professor and Director of the Inamori International Center for Ethics and Excellence at CWRU until his return to SUNY Upstate in September 2008. He has been active in the Association of Academic Health Centers, the Association of American Medical Colleges, the Associated Medical Schools of New York, the American Gastroenterological Association, the Subspecialty Board on Gastroenterology of the American Board of Internal Medicine, and other national and regional organizations.

Dr. Eastwood teaches in the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medicine (ELSIM) course and the Clinical Bioethics course in the College of Medicine at SUNY Upstate. He also teaches in the ethics courses for the College of Graduate Studies, College of Nursing, and College of Health Professions. He is a member of the University Hospital Ethics Committee. Dr. Eastwood served as Upstate's Conflict of Interest Officer 2010-13.

Dr. Eastwood's current scholarly interests include the study of ethical leadership, professionalism, ethics of complex organizations, and general bioethics. His past research was in gastrointestinal epithelial renewal and mechanisms of mucosal injury and protection. He has authored over 130 articles and book chapters and has written and edited several books.

Dr. Eastwood may be reached by calling 315.464.8454 or by email at

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