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Margaret Moon

Margaret R. Moon, MD, MPH, is Associate Professor of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine. She completed a fellowship in Clinical Medical Ethics at the McLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics of the University of Chicago. Dr. Moon was a Robert Wood Johnson Clinical Scholar at the University of Chicago. She is a graduate of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and the Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health, and holds a BS from Michigan State University. Dr. Moon spends her clinical time in the Johns Hopkins Harriet Lane Primary Care Clinic where she teaches residents in the acute care setting and edits the Harriet Lane Continuity Clinic Curriculum Internet Learning Center. Along with colleagues in the Program on Ethics in Clinical Practice, Dr. Moon is actively engaged in teaching clinical and research ethics to fellows, residents and students throughout Johns Hopkins Hospital and School of Medicine. Dr. Moon is a member of the Center for Child and Community Health Research at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. Dr. Moon’s research interests include empirical evaluation of ethics in everyday clinical practice, teaching and evaluating housestaff education in ethics, and the ethics of community based research. Dr. Moon is a core faculty member, where she is supported as the Freeman Family Scholar in Clinical Ethics. She serves as an ethics member of the Hopkins IRB and the Johns Hopkins All Children’s Hospital IRB and is a member of the Johns Hopkins Hospital Ethics Committee.


Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Residency: Johns Hopkins University  Pediatrics
Fellowship: University of Chicago Clinical Medical Ethics

Recent Publications:

1: Simpson, E., Moon, M., & Lantos, J. D. (2011). When parents refuse a septic workup for a newborn. Pediatrics128(5), 966-969.

2: Carrese, J. A., McDonald, E. L., Moon, M., Taylor, H. A., Khaira, K., Catherine Beach, M., & Hughes, M. T. (2011). Everyday ethics in internal medicine resident clinic: an opportunity to teach. Medical education45(7), 712-721.

3: Kirsch, T. D., & Moon, M. R. (2010). The line. JAMA303(10), 921-922.

4: Taylor, H. A., McDonald, E. L., Moon, M., Hughes, M. T., & Carrese, J. A. (2009). Teaching ethics to paediatrics residents: the centrality of the therapeutic alliance. Medical education43(10), 952-959.

5: Moon, M. R. (2008). Transforming Distress. Ambulatory Pediatrics8(2), 85.

6: Rinke, M. L., Moon, M., Clark, J. S., Mudd, S., & Miller, M. R. (2008). Prescribing errors in a pediatric emergency department. Pediatric emergency care24(1), 1-8.