S. Van McCrary, PhD, JD, MPH
Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine
Member of the Institutional Ethics Committee and the Ethics Consultation Service
Clinical Biomedical Ethics (Neonatal and Adult)
Health Law and Policy
Medical Decision Making
Psychiatric Issues in Bioethics
Office Phone: (631) 444-9676
S. Van McCrary is Associate Professor in the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Department of Preventive Medicine, Stony Brook University Medical Center, Stony Brook, New York. He earned a Ph.D. from the University of Texas Medical Branch, an M.P.H. from the Johns Hopkins University, a J.D. from the University of Tennessee, and a B.A. from Vanderbilt University. His previous academic experience includes appointments at Baylor College of Medicine; University of Houston Law Center; University of Florida College of Medicine; University of Copenhagen, Denmark; and East Carolina University School of Medicine; as well as two years in the private practice of law.
Dr. McCrary teaches, researches, writes, and consults in a variety of areas including clinical biomedical ethics, ethical and legal aspects of the care of dying patients, medical decision making, health law and policy, ethical issues in neonatology, psychiatric advance directives, conflicts of interest in biomedical research, and psychiatric issues in bioethics consultation. He has published widely in both medical and legal journals, and is frequently invited to speak at national and international conferences. He also serves as a member of the International Advisory Board of the Centre for Ethics and Law, University of Copenhagen. In 2006 as a Visiting Scholar, Dr. McCrary presented the Gheens Foundation Lecture in Humanism at the University of Louisville School of Medicine. In 2010, he was the recipient of a Fulbright Senior Specialist Award for lecturing and program assessment in New Zealand on pediatric health law and policy, and clinical ethics consultation.
McCrary, SV, Green, Haley, et. al. A delicate subject: The impact of cultural factors on neonatal and perinatal decision making Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2014(7) 1-12.
McCrary SV, Shah SI, Combs A, Quirk JG. Elective Delivery Before 39 Weeks Gestation: Reconciling Maternal, Fetal, and Family Interests in Challenging Circumstances. Journal of Clinical Ethics Fall, 2012; 23 (3): 241-251.
Shah SI, McCrary SV. Assisted reproductive technologies: Impact on neonatology and a call for reform. Journal of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine 2010; 3: 77-84.©McCrary SV. Therapeutic Privilege. Journal of Clinical Ethics 2010; 21 (1): 44©