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Michael Rubin, MD, MA is a critical care neurologist and neuroethicist who joined UT Southwestern in 2013. He has a scholarly interest in death determinaiton, coma, shared decision making, and the ethics of invasive brain research. After completition of his critical care training at Washington University in St Louis, he completed a masters in bioethics and health policy from Loyola Chicago. He serves as the Director of Clinical Ethics at UT Southwestern and is the co-director and creator of NOMAD - Navigating Our Multifacted Acute Aistress - a hospital staff peer support system. Furthermore, he is a UTSW Certified Professional Coach. He is a national leader in neuroethics, including lead auhtorship on ethics positon statements for the American Academy of Neurology.


Medical School
Texas Tech Health Sciences Center School of Medicine (2004)
John Peter Smith Hospital (2005), Transitional Year
UT Southwestern Medical Center (2008), Neurology
Washington University School of Medicine (2010), Neurocritical Care
Graduate School
Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine (2012), Bioethics

Research Interest

  • Clinical Neuroethics; brain death, coma, prognosis and decision-making
  • Medically Ineffective and Potentially Inappropriate Treatments
  • Quality and Safety and the Professional Experience


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Honors & Awards

  • Texas Monthly Top Doctor
  • Neurocritical Care Society Presidential Citation