S. Van McCrary, PhD, JD, MPH
Associate Professor Emeritus of Family, Population and 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 Emeritus in the Center for Medical Humanities, Compassionate Care, and Bioethics, Department of Family, Population and 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.