The Rev. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, named to the John A. Creighton University Professor endowed chair
The Rev. Kevin FitzGerald, SJ, PhD, PhD, will join Creighton University on Aug. 1 as the new holder of the John A. Creighton University Professor endowed chair and associate professor in the Creighton University School of Medicine, Department of Medical Education.
Fr. FitzGerald is currently the Dr. David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics in the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University. He has also been an associate professor in the Department of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center since 2001.
“We are extremely excited to welcome Fr. FitzGerald to Creighton,” said Creighton President the Rev. Daniel Hendrickson, SJ. “His research and expertise in health care ethics and bioethics are a perfect fit for our Jesuit, Catholic university, as we continue to position ourselves as a leader in values-centered health care education, research, and patient care.”
Fr. FitzGerald, who said he was a “science geek” even as a child, graduated with a bachelor’s degree in biology from Cornell University in 1977, and that same year entered the Society of Jesus. As part of his Jesuit training, he studied humanities at Creighton from 1979 to 1980.
“I enjoyed my time here a great deal, and I’ve always been interested in Creighton,” said Fr. FitzGerald, who served on the University’s Board of Trustees from 1997 to 2005. He is excited about Creighton’s expanding relationship with clinical partners in Phoenix, which started with the creation of a regional campus for medical students in 2009 and now includes other health sciences programs.