John Banja

John BanjaProfessor, Department of Rehabilitation Medicine
Medical Ethicist, Center for Ethics
Director, Ethics Section: Atlanta Clinical and Translational Science Institute
(404) 712-4804

John D. Banja is a Professor in the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and a medical ethicist at the Center for Ethics at Emory University.  He also directs the Section on Ethics in Research and Participant Advocacy of the Atlanta Clinical Translation Science Institute at Emory.  Dr. Banja received a doctorate degree in philosophy from Fordham University in New York and has taught and lectured on topics in medical ethics throughout the United States.  He has authored or coauthored over 150 publications and has delivered over 700 invited presentations at regional, national, and international conferences.  Dr. Banja has conducted research or educational projects with numerous federal and private organizations including the NIH, the American College of Surgeons, The Agency for Health Care Research and Quality, The National Institute for Disability and Rehabilitation Research, the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management, and the Georgia Hospital Association.  He is a former board member of the Commission for Case Manager Certification.  His current research interests include developing error disclosure practices in healthcare organizations, and conducting model ethics consultations in clinical and translational research environments.  His most recent book, Medical Errors and Medical Narcissism, was published by Jones and Bartlett Publishers in 2005.


Areas of Expertise:
Medical errors and their disclosure
Managing emotionally painful conversations
The normalization of deviance