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Andrew FlescherProfessorProgram in Public HealthEnglish DepartmentRenaissance School of Medicine


Andrew Flescher specializes in medical ethics, medical humanities, public health, transplantation ethics, and health care policy. His background is in religion, ethics, and medical humanities. As a bioethicist, he applies his expertise to the delivery of medical and health care services, as well as related policies. He currently serves on the Stony Brook Hospital Organ Donor Council and Living Donor Selection Committee, and also serves Stony Brook Hospital as a Living Donor Advocate. Dr. Flescher is currently Vice Chair and the future Chair of the Ethics Committee for the United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) and is on the Medical Advisory Board Ethics Committee for LiveonNY.

In 2022, Dr. Flescher was selected by Governor Kathy Hochul to serve on the New York Transplant Council, a statutorily mandated group that serves in an advisory capacity to the Commissioner and Department of Health on matters related to donation, procurement, storage, allocation, distribution and transplantation of organs and tissues. In addition to writing several articles and book chapters, Dr, Flescher is the author of four books: Heroes, Saints, and Ordinary Morality (2003, Georgetown University Press), The Altruistic Species (2007, Templeton Press, winner of the Choice Award), Moral Evil (2013, Georgetown University Press, winner of the Prose Award), and The Organ Shortage Crisis in America (2018, Georgetown University Press).


  • PhD and MA, Brown University
  • BA, Duke University