Neal Dickert, Jr.

Dr. Dickert is Assistant Professor of Medicine in the Division of Cardiology. He also holds a secondary appointment in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health and is on staff at the Atlanta VA Medical Center. Dr. Dickert is a board-certified cardiologist whose clinical work is primarily in cardiac critical care and echocardiography. He completed medical school at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and a PhD in health policy and bioethics and the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. He completed an internal medicine residency at Johns Hopkins and a cardiology fellowship at Emory. Dr. Dickert joined the faculty at Emory in 2012 as part of the Emory Clinical Cardiovascular Research Institute.

Dr. Dickert's research focuses on ethical issues relevant to cardiology practice and clinical research. In particular, he is actively engaged in research projects addressing the conduct of clinical research in acute care contexts where informed consent is either impossible or very difficult. Dr. Dickert is also interested in and has published work regarding investigators' responsibilities to provide ancillary care to research participants, the process of shared decision-making for clinical care and research participation, and the role of incentives for research recruitment.

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