Health Law Program Full-Time Faculty
Barry R. Furrow
Program Director and Professor Barry R. Furrow is a pioneer in the field and the lead author of “Health Law,” the nation’s most widely used health law casebook, now in its 7th edition. Professor Furrow is a former chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care. His expertise and scholarly publications span topics including health care policy, regulation and finance, patient safety and privacy.
Professor David Dematteo is the Director of the the school's JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology. His research interests include psychopathy, forensic mental health assessment, drug policy, and offender diversion and has been funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, and American Psychology-Law Society.
Donald N. Bersoff
Professor Donald N. Bersoff is an expert on legal and ethical issues in mental health, developmental disabilities and education. The Director of the Law and Psychology Program, he edited the landmark “Ethical Conflicts in Psychology and has published widely. A former general counsel to the American Psychological Association, he served as president of the American Psychology-Law Society and chaired the Association of American Law Schools Section on Mental Disability Law.
Robert I. Field
Professor Robert I. Field is an expert in public health law and the author of “Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise,” published by Oxford University Press. He led the Health Policy Program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, directed physician practice acquisitions for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and conducted research at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.
Professor Gwen Stern is an experienced trial lawyer who handled many cases involving medical malpractice, pharmaceutical and product liability, as well as personal injury, during 20 years in practice with major Philadelphia firms. She is also the Director of the Trial Advocacy Program.
Health Law Program Adjunct Faculty
Professor Adam Cutler is a staff attorney with the Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia. Previously, he was a senior associate with Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox, litigating complex environmental matters and managing regulatory compliance. He was formerly a senior associate at Wolf, Block, Schorr and Solis-Cohen, LLP and an associate at Dechert, LLP.
Professor Lauren S. Flicker is working on scholarly articles in bioethics, including organ procurement, the regulation of donated embryos and access to medical innovation for the terminally ill. She previously taught legal writing in an undergraduate history seminar at the University of Pennsylvania and was senior editor of the Journal of International Law.
Professor C. Mitchell Goldman is a partner with Duane Morris, LLP, Philadelphia, where his practice focuses on the corporate aspects of healthcare delivery, with an emphasis on structuring corporate transactions between providers, advising clients on the impact of government regulation, creating strategies to improve reimbursement and developing startup healthcare related business opportunities. A former vice president of Managed Care Strategies, Inc. and a former legislative assistant to former Sen. Walter F. Mondale, he founded GLS Associates, Inc., providing management consulting to healthcare providers for 20 years.
Professor David Hoffman is president and founder of Hoffman & Associates, PC, a national health-care consulting firm dedicated to patient safety through compliance. His previous experience includes prosecuting health care and fraud cases as an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Office of the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and serving as Chief Counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.
Professor Peter J. Hoffman is a partner at Eckert, Seamans, Cherin & Mellott, LLC, where he is a member of the Litigation Division, handling medical malpractice and insurance coverage cases. A fellow of the International Academy of Trial Lawyers, Professor Hoffman also served on the Pennsylvania Senate Select Committee on Medical Malpractice and Gov. Rendell's Task Force on Medical Malpractice.
Professor Margaret Hutchinson is a Deputy Assistant U.S. Attorney for affirmative litigation, who focuses on health care fraud, defense procurement fraud and environmental violations. She has handled investigations involving home-health aide agency improprieties, pharmaceutical pricing issues, cost-reporting fraud and research fraud tied to National Institutes of Health grants.
Professor John W. Jones Jr. is a partner in the Commercial Department of Pepper Hamilton, LLP, concentrating his practice in corporate and health care matters and representing clients that include pharmaceutical manufacturers, medical device companies, hospitals and health systems, medical staffs, ambulatory surgery centers, specialty hospitals, outpatient diagnostic centers and third-party administrators.
Professor Judy Smith is an Assistant U.S. Attorney for the Office of the U.S. Attorney in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, where she has investigated crimes in health care, tax, securities and consumer and financial fraud. Previously, she was a trial attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice Antitrust Division in Washington, D.C. She serves as an adjunct professor at Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers-Camden School of Law.
Professor Rachel P. Zuraw is a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Pennsylvania. She was previously a teacher with the Prisoners Legal Education Project at the University of Pennsylvania. She was formerly the executive editor of the Journal of Constitutional Law.