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About Matthew D. Weinberg

Matt Weinberg is PCOM's first full-time faculty member in medical ethics. He is responsible for teaching medical ethics in all of PCOM’s programs, including osteopathic medicine (DO), physician assistant studies (MS), forensic medicine (MS) and psychology (masters and doctoral programs).

In addition to working with clinical students in all disciplines during their clerkship years he also works with PCOM’s Clinical Learning and Assessment Center to strengthen the connection between the professionalism taught in didactic sessions and its evaluation in the standardized patient program.

Before joining PCOM’s faculty Mr. Weinberg was a bioethicist at the New Jersey Department of Health (DOH). From 2003-2008 he was responsible for the research ethics program and from 2008-2011, he worked in the Office of Policy. Prior to that he was a clinical ethicist from 1998-2003. His work as a clinical ethicist included policy development, providing educational programs, performing clinical ethics consultations and training the ethics committees at Phoenixville Hospital and Lower Bucks Hospital.

Mr. Weinberg has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in bioethics at Temple University, Philadelphia University, Pennsylvania State University, Arcadia University, Widener University and at the University of St. Francis. From 1991 to 1998, he was a paramedic and worked in Sacramento, Chicago and the Philadelphia area.


Present Associate Professor of Medical Ethics, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine Department of Medical Humanities

Research Interests

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Professional Service and Affiliations

Present Member, American Society for Bioethics & Humanities
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  • Medicine, Law and Health Care Ethics (PHYA 515)
  • Preventive & Community-Based Medicine (DO 238)
  • Palliative Care Course (M3 Rotation)
  • Obtaining Informed Consent Simulation & Seminar (M3 Rotation)
  • Ethics & Professionalism Seminar
  • Disclosing Medical Errors Simulation & Seminar (M2 PET)
  • Delivering Bad News (End-of-Life) Simulation & Seminar (M4 Rotation)
  • Delivering Bad News (Diagnosis) Simulation & Seminar (M3 Rotation)
  • Bioethics in Professional Practice (FMED 505)
  • Advanced Ethics, Health Policy & Multicultural Competency in Medical Settings (CPSY 803)


BA, California State University, Sacramento ‐ Philosophy
MBE, University of Pennsylvania ‐ Bioethics

Contact Information

P: 215-871-6983