David Beyda, MD
Chair and Professor, Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism;
Professor, Child Health;
Director, Global Health Program
The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix proudly organizes Mini-Medical School, a fascinating community lecture series open to the public. This spring, Mini-Medical School will host renowned experts in different health related fields.
David Beyda, MD, was appointed chair and professor of the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism in 2013. He is a professor of Pediatrics at the University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix where he directs the Ethics Theme for the medical school and also directs the Global Health program.
In this Mini-Medical School, he will discuss medical ethics and how truth telling fits into the physician-patient relationship. He will answer questions such as:
- How many times does the average person lie?
- What is the history of lying and what causes us to lie?
- Is it ever okay for a physician to lie to a patient?
Dr. Beyda is a bush pilot/physician, who takes his medical teams to isolated areas of Africa and Cambodia. He has also been the recipient of numerous honors and awards. Most recently, he received Humanitarian Awards from both the Arizona Business Journal and the Arizona Business Magazine and was recognized as the “Top Doc” in Global Health by Phoenix Magazine. He received the Humanitarian Award from the American Academy of Pediatrics, as well as the Humanitarian Award from the Arizona Medical Association.
He is the founder and medical director of Medical Mercy — the medical arm of One Child Matters — traveling six to eight times a year to care for children in more than 20 countries, a few of which are Cambodia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Kenya and Ethiopia. Since 2004, he has made more than 55 medical trips to Third World countries serving underprivileged children.
Questions: Contact April Fischer, 602-827-2585