Kim Overby

Professor of the Practice

Department and Program Affiliations:

Science and Technology Studies

Academic focus:

Biomedical and clinical ethics

Previous positions:

  • Medical Ethicist, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, 2017-2018
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy, Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2016-2018
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Division of Medical Ethics, Weill Cornell College of Medicine, 2013-2015
  • Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Associate Professor of Medical Ethics and Health Policy (Secondary), Perelman School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, 2010-2013
  • Medical Director, Elwyn (non-profit agency serving children and adults with a range of disabilities), Elwyn, PA 2001-2009
  • Assistant, Associate Professor of Clinical Pediatrics, Carver College of Medicine, University of Iowa, 1991-1999
  • Assistant Clinical Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University of California – San Francisco School of Medicine, 1987-1991
  • Robert Wood Johnson General Pediatrics Academic Fellowship, Stanford University School of Medicine, 1985-87
  • Internship and Residency - Pediatrics, The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 1982-85

Academic background (include degree, field, institution, and year, in that order): 

  • M.B.E., Center for Bioethics, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 2010
  • M.D., University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, 1982
  • B.S., Ohio University, 1978

Last book read:

“Looking at Mindfulness” by Christophe Andre

In your own time/when not working:

Enjoying nature, writing poetry, visual arts, vegetarian cooking, caring for pet sheep and goats

Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:

Ethical Issues in Health and Medicine, Senior Seminar in Clinical Ethics, Healthcare Experiences of Vulnerable and Marginalized Populations

What most excites you about Cornell: 

Stimulating intellectual environment, curious and idealistic students, beautiful natural setting