Brendan Parent, JD

Transplant Advisory Committee Member

Brendan Parent, JD, is director of transplant ethics and policy research, and assistant professor of bioethics in the division of medical ethics with joint appointment in surgery at NYU Grossman School of Medicine. He is PI on nonprofit and government funded grants studying ethics and regulation of transplant research. Parent serves as an independent living donor advocate and as a member of the national donation leadership council for The Alliance. He provides ethics consultation for transplant programs across the United States. Parent’s current work also focuses on ethics challenges surrounding determination of death by neurologic criteria, research on the deceased, and big data and artificial intelligence in health research. He has published academic articles in peer reviewed journals spanning law, medicine, science, sports, and ethics, and his work has been featured in the Washington Post, The NY Times, Wired, Chicago Tribune, The Guardian, and on NPR. Previously, he was a legal fellow for the New York Task Force on Life and the Law, the first Rudin Post-Doc in the NYU Division of Medical Ethics, and received his JD from Georgetown University Law Center.