Dr. Engelhardt holds doctorates in philosophy and medicine and currently is professor of philosophy at Rice University and professor emeritus of medicine at Baylor College of Medicine. He formerly held the Rosemary Kennedy chair of the philosophy of medicine at the Kennedy Institute Center for Bioethics at Georgetown University.
In addition, he is senior editor of the Journal of Medicine and Philosophy, Christian Bioethics, the Philosophy and Medicine book series, and the Philosophical Studies in Contemporary Culture book series. Among the books he has written are The Foundations of Bioethics, The Foundations of Christian Bioethics, Global Bioethics, and Bioethics and Secular Humanism: The Search for a Common Morality. Last year Ana Smith Iltis and Mark J. Cherry edited At the Roots of Christian Bioethics, a collection of essays on the thought of Dr. Engelhardt.