Farr Curlin

Professor of Medicine & Professor of Medical Humanities
Duke University School of Medicine

Farr Curlin holds joint appointments in the School of Medicine, including its Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine, and in Duke Divinity School, including its Initiative on Theology, Medicine and Culture, where he is working with colleagues to develop a new interdisciplinary community of scholarship and trainin g . Prior to joining the faculty at Duke, he was associate professor of medicine at the School of Medicine, University of Chicago and co-director of the Program on Medicine and Religion at the University of Chicago, where he worked with colleagues from the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics and the University of Chicago Divinity School to foster scholarship and discourse regarding the intersection of religion, ethics, and the practice of medicine.

An active palliative physician as well, he is particularly concerned with the moral and spiritual dimensions of medical practice and the doctor-patient relationship, and with the moral and professional formation of physicians.