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Gregory Eastwood

Gregory L. Eastwood

Gregory Eastwood, MD, is University Professor of the State University of New York and Professor of Bioethics and Humanities and Professor of Medicine at Upstate Medical University. 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; interim 2013-16) and now serves on the Upstate Foundation Board of Directors. He also is a member of 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.

At Upstate, Dr. Eastwood teaches in the Patients to Populations: Ethics, Law, and Population Health course, and the Clinical Bioethics course in the College of Medicine, in the ethics course for the College of Graduate Studies, and in the Clinical Pastoral Education program of University Hospital.

Dr. Eastwood's current scholarly interests include end of life issues, ethical leadership, professionalism, and general bioethics. His past research was in gastrointestinal epithelial renewal and mechanisms of mucosal injury and protection. He has authored over 140 articles and book chapters and has written or edited several books. His most recent book is Finishing Our Story. Preparing for the End of Life, published by the Oxford University Press, 2019.

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

Dr. Eastwood's current CV.