John Song is an Associate Professor, and Director of Graduate Studies in the Center for Bioethics; and Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine. He received his undergraduate degree in English and a Master's degree in teaching from Brown University, his MD from the University of Pennsylvania, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota. He has completed a fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Greenwall Fellowship in Ethics and Public Policy at Johns Hopkins and Georgetown Universities.
His current clinical activities for the Department of Medicine include inpatient attending. He is also the founder of the Phillips Neighborhood Clinic, an interprofessional, volunteer clinic serving homeless, uninsured, and undocumented individuals with the dual mission of community service and professional education. Dr. Song is the Director of Medical Ethics Education and teaches bioethics in the Medical School and develops programs for students and residents. Dr. Song also has a curricular and research interest in bioethics education, especially in defining the objectives and goals of bioethics education for medical students. Other research interests focus mainly on homeless persons and other underserved populations, end-of-life care, and medical professionalism.