Andrew Flescher

Andrew Flescher

Associate Professor

Medical Humanities, George Bernard Shaw, Narrative Approaches to Ethics, Biomedical ethics; Ethics and Health Care Policy; Ethics of Organ Donation; Compassion and Altruism; Health Care Justice; Normative Ethics; Moral Theory; Religion and Culture; Literature and Film; Hermeneutics;On the Humanities Institute Board

Office: Humanities 1091 and Health Sciences Building, Level 3 212B

Andrew M. Flescher is an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and English at State University of New York, Stony Brook. He is core faculty in the Program in Public Health and serves on the Board of the Humanities Institute, the Organ and Tissue Donor Council and on the University Hospital Ethics Committee. Dr. Flescher received his B.A. in Medieval and Renaissance Studies and History from Duke University (1991) and his M.A. (1995) and Ph.D. (2000) in Religious Studies from Brown University. In addition to writing several articles and book chapters, he is the author of three books:  Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality (Georgetown University Press, 2003), The Altruistic Species: Scientific, Philosophical, and Religious Perspectives of Human Benevolence (Templeton Press, 2007) and Moral Evil (Georgetown University Press, 2013) and working on his fourth book, The Organ Shortage Crisis in America: Markets, Civic Duty, and Closing the Gap. Dr. Flescher performs on the piano for patients, families, and staff every other Thursday in the lobby of Stony Brook Hospital.   


Department of English, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY 11794-5350 - Undergraduate: 631 632-7400 | Graduate: 631 632-7373

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