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Teaching Faculty

John McGeehan, MD

Professor of Clinical Medicine
Core Faculty, Center for Humanism

Education and Training

Medical School: University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA
Residency: Internal Medicine - Pennsylvania Hospital, Philadelphia, PA

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Special Interests

Medical Ethics: Current Chair of the Bioethics Committee, Cooper University Hospital; Past Chair of the Bioethics Committee for the Medical Society of New Jersey and Mercy Hospital in Scranton, PA. Co-author of the textbook: Health Care Ethics. Course Director of Applied Medical Ethics, CMSRU. 

About Me

John F. McGeehan, MD is Professor of General Medicine. He is a graduate of King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA, and the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia, PA. He did his residency in Internal Medicine at the Pennsylvania Hospital. Dr. McGeehan was a solo practice primary care physician for over thirty years and served as the Director of Medical Education and Chair of Medicine at Mercy Hospital in Scranton, PA. He developed, directed, and taught in the first year course in clinical medicine at Temple University School of Medicine. He played a role in establishing The Commonwealth Medical College where he created and Chaired the admissions process in addition to teaching medicine and ethics. 

He was the inaugural Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions at Cooper Medical School of Rowan University (CMSRU). He played a national role in Holistic Review and has served on the Advisory Committee for the Association of American Medical College’s Advancing Holistic Review Initiative (AHRI). He is now teaching in the classroom and at the bedside and is involved in growing the Center for Humanism at CMSRU. 

He was Chair of the Ethics Committee at Mercy Hospital in Scranton which he started in 1987. He is currently Chair of the Ethics Committee of Cooper University Hospital and past Chair of the Bioethics Committee of the New Jersey Medical Society. He created and is course director of the Selective: Applied Medical Ethics; he began the Selective: Medical Ethics and Medically Related Law; he oversees the Bioethics curriculum in the course: Foundations of Medical Practice as well as the inclusion of bioethics and professionalism elements in ALG cases. He started the Ambulatory Bioethics Subcommittee of the CUH Bioethics Committee and recently developed a pathway for medical students to further their interests in medical ethics. He works with students in elective courses and research projects involving medical ethics.

Dr. McGeehan has given over 200 presentations for Category I CME credit. In addition to his publications, podcasts, and recent book, A Doctor’s Stories, he is a co-author of the textbook Health Care Ethics: Principles and Problems.