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Joel B. Zivot

Adjunct Professor


Dr. Joel B. Zivot is a member of the faculty of Emory University School of Medicine an adjunct professor at Emory University School of Law. During the fall semester 2016, Dr. Zivot co-taught—with Michael Perry, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law—a seminar on “Law, Medicine, and Human Rights”.  Dr Zivot’s clinical expertise and research are broad and include care of critically ill patients in the OR and ICU, education and scholarly work in bioethics, the anthropology of conflict resolution, pharmaco-economics, and a variety of topics related to anesthesiology/critical care monitoring and practice. Dr. Zivot has written and spoken extensively on the subject of physicians and lethal injection. In that capacity, Dr. Zivot has examined inmates on death row and considers the dilemma of health care delivery for inmates facing execution.