Program Director & Senior Fellow, Program in Health & Human Flourishing

Aaron Kheriaty, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Program in Medical Ethics at the University of California Irvine School of Medicine, where he also serves as chairman of the clinical ethics committee at UCI Medical Center. Dr. Kheriaty graduated from the University of Notre Dame in philosophy and pre-medical sciences, and earned his MD degree from Georgetown University. He is the author of several books and articles for professional and lay audiences on bioethics, social science, and psychiatry. In addition to articles in peer reviewed journals, his work has been published in the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post, the Orange County Register, Public Discourse, and First Things. He has conducted print, radio, and television interviews on bioethics topics with The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, CNN, NPR, ABC, NBC, CBS, Fox, and Fusion. On matters of public policy and healthcare he has been invited to address the California Medical Association, the UC Center in Sacramento, the Sacramento Press Club, and has testified before the California Senate Health Committee.


  • The physician’s vocation

    The physician’s vocation

    Society expects that physicians will be men and women of integrity. The article is an address given to the incoming medical students at the University of California, Irvine, School of Medicine White Coat Ceremony on August 3 by Aaron Kheriaty MD.


  • Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group


    Bioethics Reading and Discussion Group

    Second Tuesday & Fourth Thursday, 4:00 p.m. Pacific


  • Medicine as Moral Practice

    Medicine as Moral Practice

    August 10-11, 2019

    AC Hotel Irvine (Marriott)

  • Moral Foundations of Medicine

    Moral Foundations of Medicine

    January 19, 2018

    Medical School Office Building, Room X303

  • Transhumanism and the Human Future

    Transhumanism and the Human Future

    January 8-9, 2016

    Tresidder Memorial Union, Cypress Room

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