The Institute for Professionalism and Ethical Practice is organized to bring together a talented and diverse group of contributors. These individuals offer the blend of knowledge and experience necessary to the education of healthcare practitioners, one that integrates patient and family perspectives, professionalism, and the everyday ethics of clinical practice. 


Leadership and Administration

Clinician and Content Expert Faculty

IPEP's course faculty is comprised of a multidisciplinary and distinguished group of expert clinicians that represent a wide variety of specialty areas.  Both their individual and collective input into the pedagogy and curriculum development of our courses offers participants a world class and unparalleled learning experience.

Stephen A. Brown, MD
Radiology and Ethics

Michael Callahan, MD (coming soon)

Robert Graham, MD
Critical Care Medicine

Anne Hansen, MD
Neonatal Intensive Care

Christine Rachwal, RN
Neonatal and Pediatric Critical Care Nursing

Elizabeth Rider, MD, MSW, FAAP

David Urion, MD

Family Faculty

Our cadre of family faculty bring their first hand experience and perspectives on the patient-family-clinician dynamic.  This highly respected, experienced, and professional team add their invaluable input and teaching that elevates the learning experience of our course participants.

Meg Comeau, MHA
Catalyst Center, Boston University School of Public Health

Suzanne Morse Fortier, LICSW
Psychotherapist, Private Practice

Pam Varrin, PhD*
Cotting School

Ellen Waddill, MEd
The Professional Center for Child Development

Erin Ward, MsEd, CAS
TrachCare, Inc.


*Pam Varrin acts as one of IPEP's psychosocial faculty in addition to her role as a family faculty member