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MFM Fellow Luke Gatta, MD, Accepted to MacLean Fellowship

Friday, March 5, 2021
Headshot of Luke Gatta

Maternal-Fetal Medicine fellow Luke Gatta, MD (Duke Residency alumnus, 2020) has been accepted to the MacLean Fellowship at the University of Chicago. The fellowship is a one-year, part-time fellowship in clinical ethics, hosted by the MacLean Center for Bioethics at the University of Chicago. The website states, “Now in its 30th year, the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago offers the oldest, largest, and most successful clinical ethics fellowship in the world. Last year, there were 34 fellows, of which 4 received funding through the American College of Surgeons.”

The fellowship includes a one-month summer intensive during July, and weekly seminars in Chicago from October through May (the program will be held virtually through the first half of next year).

Dr. Gatta’s fellowship project will be to assess how pregnant women are accommodated in statewide scarce resource allocation guidelines, using COVID-19 as a model.

“This question surfaced on my time on the DUH Ethics Committee,” said Dr. Gatta. “My mentor is Anne Lyerly, MD, MA, Professor of Social Medicine and Associate Director of the Center for Bioethics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.”