Joseph Fins ’82

My colleagues at Weill Cornell Medical College know how much I love Wesleyan.  On my birthday last week, they surprised me with this cake!


Dr. Joseph Fins ’82 was inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Sciences in a ceremony on Oct. 6, 2012, along with 180 other influential artists, scientists, scholars, authors, and institutional leaders. Fins is The E. William Davis Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics, and professor of medicine, public health and medicine in psychiatry.

Fins, a leading expert on medical ethics and health policy, is the author of more than 200 publications and several books, including the soon to be published Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics and The Struggle for Consciousness, under contract with The Cambridge University Press.