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Tom Curran

Thomas R. Curran Jr, MD

Tom Curran, MD, is an Associate Professor of Bioethics and Humanities. Dr. Curran joined the Center in 2008. He received his medical degree from Georgetown University.

Dr. Curran teaches in several venues at Upstate Medical University. He is the Clerkship Director for the third-year medical student course, Clinical Bioethics, in the College of Medicine; lecturer for nurse residency; co-facilitator for medical education's Journal Club; and small group instructor and lecturer of the course, Patients to Populations: Ethics, Law, and Public Health, a required course for first-year medical students. His research interests include neonatal ethics and medical student education.

Dr. Curran is active in the community, serving as a member of the Crouse Hospital Ethics Committee, and member of the Crouse Hospital Foundation Board. He is also a fellow of the American Academy for Pediatrics, section of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine.

Dr. Curran directs the Ethics Consultation Service.

He may be reached by phoning 315.464.8457 or by email at [email protected].

Dr. Curran's current cv.

Selected Publications

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Bifano EM, Curran TR. Minimizing donor blood exposure in the NICU. Clinics in Perinatology 1995; 22: 657-669.

Gruppuso PA, Boylan JM, Bienieki TC, and Curran TR. Evidence for a direct hepatotrophic role for insulin in the fetal rat. Endo 1994;134: 769-775.

Thompson NL, Panzica MA, Hull G, Lin S, Curran TR, Gruppuso PA, Baum O, Reutter W, and Hixson DC. Spaciotemporal expression of two cell-cell adhesion molecule isoforms during liver development. Cell Growth and Diff 1993;4:257-268.

Curran TR, Bahner RI, Oh W and Gruppuso PA. Mitogen-independent DNA synthesis by fetal rat hepatocytes in primary culture. Exp. Cell Research 1993; 209: 53-57.

Gruppuso PA, Curran TR, and Bahner RI. Fetal growth factors. In: Herrera E and Knopp RH, eds, Perinatal Biochemistry. Boca Raton: CRC Press, Inc., 1992: 193-21.

Gruppuso PA, Curran TR, Mean JE, Fausto N and Oh W: Fetal growth factors as determinants of intrauterine hepatic growth. Diabetes 1991; 40 (suppl. 2): 51-55.