Loyola University Chicago

Department of Philosophy

David T. Ozar

Philosophy Department
Loyola University Chicago
1032 W. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60660

Contact Information:
Office: Crown Center, 3rd floor
Lake Shore Campus
Phone: 773.508.2291, 773.508.8349
Fax: 773.508.2292
E-mail: dozar@luc.edu

David Ozar is Professor and Co-Director of Graduate Studies in Health Care Ethics in the Department of Philosophy at Loyola University Chicago, and from 1993 to 2006 was Director of Loyola's Center for Ethics. In addition, he is Adjunct Professor of Medical Humanities in Loyola's Stritch School of Medicine, where he served as Acting Director of Medical Humanities in 1984. He has also lectured in Loyola's schools of law, dentistry, nursing, and social work. He earned his B.A. and M.A. degrees from Loyola, and received his Ph.D. in Philosophy from Yale University in 1974. He has taught at Loyola since 1972.

In 1975, Ozar initiated the Loyola Philosophy Department's undergraduate course in health care ethics, which he has been teaching regularly ever since. In 1984, he designed the Philosophy Department's Graduate Program in Health Care Ethics, which he directed for seven years and now co-directs. This program offers a Master's degree in health care ethics, chiefly for clinicians, and provides research opportunities in health care ethics for doctoral students specializing in Moral Philosophy.

In addition to his work at Loyola, Ozar is also in his thirteenth year as Associate Member of the Professional Staff, Associate Director of the Medical Ethics Program, member of the Institutional Ethics Committee, and consulting ethicist at Evanston Hospital in Evanston, Illinois. He served on the Research Review Committee of the Chicago Department of Health from 1986 to 1993 and is the consulting ethicist for the Palliative Care Center of the North Shore and a member of the Ethics Board of the Illinois Department of Children and Family Services. He was the founder and first president of the Professional Ethics in Dentistry Network and has held offices in the Society for Health and Human Values, the American Philosophical Association, and other professional organizations.

Ozar is a frequent lecturer to university, professional, and community groups on topics in health care ethics, professional ethics and professional ethics education, and contemporary social issues. He has published numerous articles in professional journals and books. He co-edited Philosophical Issues in Human Rights: Theories and Applications (Random House, 1985) and, with co-author David Sokol, D.D.S., published Dental Ethics at Chairside: Professional Principles and Practical Applications (Mosby-Yearbook, 1994). He also has two books and several articles in preparation.

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