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Robert S Olick, JD, PhD

Robert S Olick, JD, PhD
Appointed 06/27/01
110 Center for Bioethics and Humanities
618 Irving Ave.
Syracuse, NY 13210

315 464-8668

Current Appointments

Hospital Campus

  • Downtown

Research Programs and Affiliations

  • Bioethics and Humanities


Research Interests

  • Law, Ethics, and Physician-Patient Relationship; End-of -Life Issues; Ethical/Legal Issues in Genetics


  • Adults and Children


  • Ethics Consultation

Current Hospital Privileges

  • Upstate University Hospital

Research Abstract

As Associate Professor at CBH, Dr. Olick teaches medical ethics and health law and is the Director of the Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Medicine (ELSIM) component of the Practice of Medicine curriculum for all first year medical students. He also teaches Bioethics at the Bedside for third year students. Previous positions include having served as Executive Director of the New Jersey Bioethics Commission.

Published writings address a range of topics at the intersection of law, medicine, ethics and public policy. His first book is in the area of end-of-life decisions. He is also co-author of a book on genetic research with stored human tissues.

Selected References

Olick RS. Taking Advance Directives Seriously: Prospective Autonomy and Decisions Near the End of Life. (Georgetown University Press, 2001.

Weir RF, Olick RS. The Stored Tissue Issue: Ethics, Law and Policy in the Era of Molecular Genetics. (Oxford University Press, 2004).

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Campus Address:
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210

Main Campus Phone:
315 464-5540

Public Safety:
315 464-4000

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