Professor and Director, Center for Bioethics, University of South Carolina
George Khushf is the Director of the Center for Bioethics and a Professor in the Department of Philosophy at the University of South Carolina. His education includes a B.S. in civil engineering from Texas A&M university (1983), an M.A. (1990) and Ph.D. (1993) in religious studies and philosophy from Rice University, and a three year post-doctoral position in bioethics at Baylor College of Medicine (1993-1995), where he served as Research Associate and as Managing Editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy. Since 1995, he has provided bioethics services to Prisma, a large academic affiliated hospital system and taught bioethics in undergraduate and graduate programs at the University of South Carolina. His professional service includes: founding co-chair and ex officio Board member of the American Society for Bioethics and the Humanities; service on many NSF, NIH, and National Library of Medicine panels and consensus conferences; and Membership on the Scientific Advisory Committee and Strategic Advisory Committees of SynBERC, a large NSF funded initiative in synthetic biology. Additionally, he served as a Steering Group Member of NanoBio-RAISe, a "Science and Society" program of the European Commission Research Directorate-General to address the ethics and public communication related to nanobiotechnology. His current research focuses on ethical issues in clinical genetics and on the implicit notions of practical rationality and the values decisions integral to various uses of Artificial Intelligence in Medicine.