Hofstra University Bioethics Center

Bioethics Center: Course Directors

Professor Janet L. Dolgin

Janet Dolgin

Jack and Freda Dicker Distinguished
Professor of Health Care Law
Director, Institute for Health Law and Policy

Professor, Department of Science Education
Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Co-Director Hofstra University Bioethics Center

Phone: 516-463-5873 | Fax: 516-463-0480 | Email

Dr. Samuel Packer

Dr. Samuel Packer

Chair Emeritus Department of Ophthalmology
Professor of Ophthalmology, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Chair, Medical Ethics, Northwell Health
Co-Director, Hofstra University Bioethics Center

Phone: 516-470-5840 | Fax:516-465-8438 | Email

Renee McLeod-Sordjan

Renee McLeod-Sordjan

Professor of Nursing
Chair of Graduate Nursing Program
Adult-Gerontology Acute Care Program Director
Director of Ethics Consulting Services, Northwell Health
Course Director Hofstra University Bioethics Certificate Course

Phone: 516-463-7479 | Email

Michelle Wallace


Senior Executive Secretary of the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy/Coordinator Bioethics Certificate Course

Phone: 516-463-6103 | Fax: 516-463-9554 | Email

Assistant Clinical Professor of the graduate department of nursing at the Hofstra –Northwell School of Nursing and Associate Professor of graduate sciences in the Hofstra Northwell School of Nursing
Nurse Practitioner for the Department of Medicine at Northwell-LIJ Valley Stream and a Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner in private practice
Email: RMcLeod[at]northwell.edu

RENEE MCLEOD-SORDJAN, DNP, PHDC, APRN is an alumnus of Pace University.  Presently, she is Assistant Clinical Professor of graduate nursing at Pace University and is Director of Clinical Bioethics for the North Shore –LIJ Health System. Her current second doctoral research at Adelphi University addresses health literacy and readiness for end of life discussion.  She is an active member of the American Academy of HIV Medicine, American Nurses Association, American Academy of Nurse Practitioners, American Society of Bioethics and Humanities, National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty and Sigma Theta Tau.