Kellie Lang, JD, RN
Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities
Kellie Lang, JD, RN is Assistant Professor of Bioethics and Medical Humanities in the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities at the Medical College of Wisconsin. In addition to her teaching role, Kellie serves as the faculty manager of the Center’s Midwest Ethics Committee Network (MECN), under the direction of Arthur Derse, MD, JD, Director of the Center for Bioethics and Medical Humanities.
Kellie’s interests include the role of law in pediatric policy, ethics committees and clinical ethics consultation, and exploring the impact of ethics education on nursing practice. She has been a speaker on these topics at regional and national ethics conferences. She is co-editor of the Legal Notes section of the Pediatric Ethics Consortium and the author of “Gavels in the Nursery,” an article in the Annals of Health Law on the implications of Montalvo, a Wisconsin pediatric ethics case.
Kellie is a member of the Ethics Advisory Committee at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, where she also serves as an ethics consultation team leader, chair of its education subcommittee, and nursing ethics consultant. In addition, she is a member of Community Memorial Hospital’s Ethics Advisory Council. She has served on the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin’s Institutional Review Board (IRB) and as a member of the Ethics Committee at Columbia-St. Mary’s Hospital in Milwaukee. Previously, Kellie has worked in risk management at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, served as a program officer for a local philanthropic foundation, and served as an elected municipal official.
Kellie is a pediatric nurse and attorney who began her nursing career at The Children’s Hospital Boston after receiving a Bachelor of Science in Nursing and minor in Theology from Marquette University. She earned her law degree from Marquette University Law School.
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