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King University Hosts Former White House Physician Allen Roberts Sept. 10

September 10, 2018

BRISTOL, Tenn., Sept. 4, 2018 – The King Institute for Faith and Culture Lecture Series welcomes Allen Roberts, M.D., associate medical director and chairman of the Clinical Ethics Committee at Georgetown University Hospital in Washington, D.C., to speak on Monday, Sept. 10, at 9:15 a.m. at the King University Memorial Chapel and at 7 p.m. at the Monarch Auditorium inside Bristol Regional Medical Center.

Roberts practices critical care medicine and served as a White House physician for former President George H. W. Bush. He is also a former member of the U.S. Navy Medical Corps, where he specialized in internal medicine, pulmonary and critical care. With a keen interest in end-of-life care and transplantation ethics, Roberts has extensive involvement in post-graduate critical care education.

Roberts’ evening talk, “A Christian Reflection on the Philosophy of Medicine,” will share his memories of two very different physicians and examine the challenging subject of end-of-life care from a Christian perspective.

“Our series’ theme of Remembrance and Hope takes on a particularly poignant meaning and perspective with Allen Roberts,” said Martin Dotterweich, Ph.D., director of Faith and Learning at King. “As a White House physician, a critical care specialist, and a practitioner of medical ethics who cares for those facing death, Dr. Roberts has spent his career at an important intersection of faith and culture, and we welcome him warmly to King and the Bristol Regional Medical Center.”

Trained in both medicine and theology, Roberts holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Virginia, a Doctor of Medicine degree from George Washington University, a Master of Divinity Degree from Reformed Theological Seminary, and a Master of Arts degree in Bioethics from Trinity International University.

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