Dr. Carl Hug is the 2013 Heroes in Healthcare Ethics Award Recipient from HCECG

Mar. 22,  2013

Dr. Carl Hug, MD, PhD is the 2013 Heroes in Healthcare Ethics Award Recipient from the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia.

The Heroes in Healthcare Ethics award recognizes an individual or group for exemplary achievements in the field of healthcare ethics by fostering a culture of ethics within their healthcare organizations and/or communities. The Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia provides educational programs and consultative services for physicians, staff of member organizations, and the community. The Emory University's Center for Ethics houses and staffs the Consortium.

Dr. Hug is Professor of Anesthesiology, Emeritus in the Emory University School of Medicine.  Carl Hug received a PhD in pharmacology and an MD degree from the University of Michigan and completed his Anesthesiology residency training at Emory. For 30+ years, he has served as an anesthesiologist and intensivist in Emory University Hospitals and the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Atlanta. His service as a Faculty Affiliate at the Emory University Center for Ethics began in 1999; he teaches Clinical Ethics to students, residents, staff and lay groups.   Dr. Hug serves on the Emory University Hospital Ethics Committee and the conference planning committee for HCECG.  He is a former President and Director of the American Board of Anesthesiology.  He was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Society of Critical Care Anesthesiologists in 2002 and the Distinguished Service Award from the American Society of Anesthesiologists in 2006.

Dr. Hug will be honored at the Health Care Ethics Consortium of Georgia’s annual conference, The Politics of Caring:  Ethical Issues of Justice in an Era of Scarce Resources, on March 22nd .   2013 is the 10th year that this award has been given.