Ordinary Members

AKIBA Etsuko

Professor of Law in the Department of Economics at the University of Toyama, Japan

Nationality: Japanese

Appointed: 16 May 2017

ANDERSON Carl Albert

Supreme Knight of the Knights of Columbus;
Professor and Vice President of the United States Section of the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family, Washington, DC

Nationality: USA

Appointed: 16 May 2017

BIGGAR Nigel

Regius Professor of Moral and Pastoral Theology, and Director of the McDonald Centre for Theology, Ethics, and Public Life, at the University of Oxford

Nationality: British

Appointed: 16 May 2017

BOCHATEY CHANETON Albert German

Titular Bishop of Monte di Mauretania, Auxiliary Bishop of La Plata;
Professor of Bioethics and Vice Chancellor of the Universidad Católica de La Plata, Argentina

Nationality: Argentinian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

CHIODI Maurizio

Professor of Moral Theology at the Istituto Superiore di Scienze Religiose, Bergamo, Italy, and the Facoltà Teologica dell'Italia Settentrionale, Milan;
Spiritual Assistant at the Centro Volontari della Sofferenza in Bergamo, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

CHOMALI GARIB Fernando

Arcbishop of Concepción;
Professor of Theological Anthropology and Bioethics at the Centro de Bioética of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Appointed: 16 May 2017

COLOMBO Roberto

Professor of Neurobiology and Human Genetics at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan;
Director of the Centro per lo Studio delle Malattie Ereditarie Rare at the Niguarda Ca' Granda Hospital, Milan

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

D’AGOSTINO Francesco

Professor of the Philosophy of Law in the School of Law at the Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata”;
Honorary President of the Italian National Committee for Bioethics;
President of the Central Ethics Committee of the Region of Lazio, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

DALLAPICCOLA Bruno

Scientific Director of the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital (Istituto di Ricovero e Cura a Carattere Scientifico-IRCCS), Rome;
Member of the Italian National Council for Bioethics and of its Mixed Group;
Member of the Italian Superior Health Council

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

DE IRALA ESTEVEZ Jokin

Professor of Epidemiology and Public Health, and Coordinator of the Interdisciplinary Project La Educación de la Sexualidad y Afectividad at the University of Navarre, Spain

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: 16 May 2017

EIJK Willem Jacobus

Cardinal-Priest of San Callisto;
Archbishop of Utrecht, Netherlands

Nationality: Dutch

Appointed: 16 May 2017

FARAG Abdel Messih Shehata Mounir

Director of the Saint Joseph Pro-Life Pro-Family Institute, Cairo

Nationality: Egyptian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

FISHER Anthony Colin

Archbishop of Sydney;
Professor of Bioethics and Moral Theology at the Australia Session of the Pontifical Institute John Paul II for Studies on Marriage and Family, Melbourne

Nationality: Australian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

FOLEY Kathleen M.

Neurologist, Director of the Department of Neurology at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and the New York Hospital

Nationality: USA

Appointed: 16 May 2017

GIL LOPES Aníbal

Professor of Physiology at the Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho at the Universidade Federal do Rio De Janeiro

Nationality: Brasilian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

GRZESKOWIAK Alicja

Emeritus Professor of Criminal Law at the Catholic University of Lublin, Poland;
Professor at the Kujawsko-Pomoroska Szkola Wyzsza, Poland

Nationality: Polish

Appointed: 16 May 2017

GUERRA LOPEZ Rodrigo

Professor of Philosophy and President of the Superior Council of the Centro de Investigation Social Avanzada, Santiago de Querétaro, Mexico

Nationality: Mexican

Appointed: 16 May 2017

HAAS John M.

President of the National Catholic Bioethics Center, Philadelphia

Nationality: USA

Appointed: 16 May 2017

HADDAD Mohamed

Professor of Arab Civilization and Comparative Religion at the University of Carthage - Higher Institute of Languages, Tunis

Nationality: Tunisian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

KEOWN Ignatius John

Professor of Christian Ethics at Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Nationality: USA

Appointed: 16 May 2017

KORNARAKIS Kostantinos

Professor of Christian Ethics (Orthodox Spirituality) in the Department of Theology at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Nationality: Greek

Appointed: 16 May 2017

LE BLANC Katarina

Professor at the Division of Clinical Immunology and Transfusion Medicine at the Karolinska Institute, Stockholm;
Professor at the Hematology Center of Karolinska University Hospital, Huddinge, Stockholm

Nationality: Swedish

Appointed: 16 May 2017

LEJEUNE Alain F. G.

Professor of Pharmaceutical Law and Deontology at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium;
Member of the French Académie Nationale de Pharmacie and Secretary of its Ethics Commission

Nationality: French

Appointed: 16 May 2017

LE MENE Jean-Marie

Founder and President of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation, Paris

Nationality: French

Appointed: 16 May 2017

LOPEZ BARAHONA Mónica

Academic Director General of the Centro de Estudios Biosanitarios, Madrid;
President of the Spanish Delegation of the Jérôme Lejeune Foundation and Director of the Foundation’s Jérôme Lejeune Chair of Bioethics, Madrid

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: 16 May 2017

LUTS Ivan

Director of the Medical College at the Lviv National Medical University, Ukraine;
President of the Ukrainian Association of Catholic Physicians

Nationality: Ukrainian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

LUTZ Manfred

Chief Physician at the Alexian Hospital, Cologne-Porz, Germany

Nationality: German

Appointed: 16 May 2017

NLANDU MAYI Daniel

Bishop of Matadi, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Diocesan Life Education Service;
Member of the Board of Directors of the Catholic University of Congo, Kinshasa

Nationality: Congolese

Appointed: 16 May 2017

PELLETIER Anne-Marie

Professor of Sacred Scripture, Bible and Liturgy at the Ecole Cathédrale and the Studium de la Faculté Notre Dame of the Seminary of Paris;
Professor of Philosophical and Biblical Anthropology at the Studium Théologique Inter-monastères, France

Nationality: French

Appointed: 16 May 2017

PESSINA Adriano

Professor of Moral Philosophy and Director of the Centro di Ateneo di Bioetica at the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milan

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

RODRIGUEZ LUNO Angel

Professor of Fundamental Moral Theology at the Pontificia Università della Santa Croce, Roma

Nationality: Spanish

Appointed: 16 May 2017

SERANI MERLO Alejandro César

Professor and Researcher at the Centro de Bioética and the School of Medicine at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Santiago de Chile

Nationality: Chilean

Appointed: 16 May 2017

SIMARD Noël

Bishop of Valleyfield;
Francophone Spokesman for the Canadian Bishops Conference for Bioethical Questions, euthanasia in particular

Nationality: Canadian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

SIMPORE Jacques Koudoubi

Rector of the University of Saint Thomas Aquinas and Director of the Pietro Annigoni Center for Biomolecular Research, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Nationality: Burkinabe

Appointed: 16 May 2017

STEINBERG Avraham

Director of the Medical Ethics Unit of the Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Jerusalem;
Director of the Editorial Committee of the Talmudic Encyclopedia, Israel

Nationality: Israeli

Appointed: 16 May 2017

STURMA Jaroslav

Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Catholic Theology at the Charles University in Prague;
Director of the Sunbeam Child Development Center, Prague

Nationality: Czech

Appointed: 16 May 2017

SULLIVAN William P.

Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical School of the University of Toronto;
President of the International Association of Catholic Bioethicists, Canada

Nationality: Canadian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

SULMASY Daniel

Professor of Bioethics at Georgetown University, Washington, DC

Nationality: USA

Appointed: 16 May 2017

SZLAJEN Fernando

Director of the Department of Culture of the Asociación Mutual Israelita Argentina;
Professor in the Department of Philosophy and Letters at the University of Buenos Aires

Nationality: Argentinian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

THIEL Marie-Jo

Professor of Catholic Theology and Director of the Centre Européen d'Enseignement et de Recherche en Ethique at the Université de Strasbourg

Nationality: French

Appointed: 16 May 2017

THOMAS Tomi

past Director-General of The Catholic Health Association of India, Secunderabad

Nationality: Indian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

VESCOVI Angelo

Scientific Director of the Casa Sollievo della Sofferenza Hospital, San Giovanni Rotondo, Italy, and of the Gregor Mendel Human Genetics Institute, Rome

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

VILLANI Alberto

Director of the General Pediatrics and Infectious Diseases Service at the Bambino Gesù Pediatric Hospital, Rome;
President of the Italian Pediatrics Society

Nationality: Italian

Appointed: 16 May 2017

YAMANAKA Shinya

Director and Professor at the Center for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University, and Professor at the Institute for Frontier Medical Sciences at Kyoto University;
Nobel Prize for Medicine 2012

Nationality: Japanese

Appointed: 16 May 2017

ZAMORA MARIN René

Director and Professor at the Centro de Bioética Juan Pablo II, Havana

Nationality: Cuban

Appointed: 16 May 2017