Michael A. Gillette, Ph.D.
Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc.
Dr. Gillette attended Brandeis University as an undergraduate where he
graduated magna-cum-laude with majors in philosophy and classical Greek and was
elected Phi Beta Kappa. He went to Brown
for his Masters and Ph.D. in Philosophy where he wrote a doctoral dissertation
entitled “Paternalism in Psychiatric Medicine: A Philosophical Perspective”.
Dr. Gillette has taught philosophy at several colleges and universities,
received tenure at Randolph-Macon Woman’s College, published several articles in
the field of clinical ethics and has received numerous teaching awards.
He is presently President of Bioethical Services of Virginia, Inc., a
medical ethics consulting business.
Dr. Gillette also has experience in local government, serving on Lynchburg City
Council from 2004-2016 and as Lynchburg's Mayor from 2012-2016, and has
consulted with local governing bodies regarding public sector ethics.
In addition to providing extensive policy and case consultation services
to a variety of different organizations, Dr. Gillette is a dynamic speaker who
presents to audiences around the country.