- Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy
- Vice Chair for Education
- MBE/MSME Program Director
- Director, Penn Program in Clinical Conflict Management
- University of Pennsylvania, PhD, Philosophy
- Harvard University, AM, Sociology
- Bucknell University, BA/MA, Political & Social Theory
Autumn Fiester (she/her) is Vice Chair for Education in the Department of Medical Ethics & Health Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine. Dr. Fiester is the Faculty Program Director for the Master of Bioethics (MBE) and Master of Science in Medical Ethics (MSME) degrees. She is the Director of the Penn Program in Clinical Conflict Management, which promotes conflict resolution training for clinical providers and clinical ethics consultants. Dr. Fiester conducts workshops in conflict management throughout the US and abroad. She serves in the role of Academic Conflict Management Consultant in the School of Arts and Sciences, working with academic units on strategic vision, improved communication, mediation, and organizational development. Dr. Fiester has been a member of several international bioethics initiatives including projects in Tanzania, the EU, the UAE, Singapore, and Japan. She is author of over 100 publications in the areas of clinical ethics, clinical conflict management, LGBT bioethics, and medical ethics education. Dr. Fiester is the recipient of the University of Pennsylvania's Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.