F. Daniel Davis, director of bioethics for Geisinger Health System, will deliver the 2014 St. André Bessette Lecture titled “Between Duty and Virtue: Ethics in Medicine” at 4 p.m. Tuesday Feb. 11, in the Burke Auditorium at King’s College. In case of inclement weather, the event will be at 4 p.m. Feb. 12.
Davis came to Geisinger in 2012 with more than 20 years experience in theoretical and applied bioethics. He earned his doctorate in philosophy with a specialization in the philosophy and ethics of medicine from Georgetown University, where he served as an associate dean for educational planning and evaluation and director of professional education at Georgetown’s School of Medicine. He was also a senior research scholar in the Center for Clinical Bioethics and as a senior ethicist on the ethics consultation service at Georgetown University Hospital, working in the adult, pediatric, and neonatal intensive care units.
Davis became executive director of the President’s Council on Bioethics in 2006.