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Division of
Gastrointestinal Surgical Research

Steven E. Raper, M.D.

Dr. Raper’s research interests include a variety of legal topics, due in large part to his enrollment in Penn Law as a part-time law student.

Disclosure of adverse outcomes: He has completed a pilot project in which faculty members interact with a standardized patient while disclosing an adverse outcome. This is likely to be expanded into a course for select faculty members.

He is engaged in pro bono work in the following areas:

  1. Developing an informational piece for physicians on informed consent;
  2. Consulting on an informational document on the litigation process for physicians;
  3. Updating a legal reference guide.

Lastly he is engaged in the production of scholarly works regarding the limits of individual autonomy and health-care decision-making in an international context.



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