Joseph Fins, MD, is one of the nation’s leading experts on the treatment of traumatic brain injury. He is the author of the book, "Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics and the Struggle for Consciousness,” and a Fellows Ambassador at The New York Academy of Medicine.

As the 2016 presidential campaign moves toward the finish line, Dr. Fins is concerned that one of the most important veteran's health issues is being ignored. Read his current commentary.

Dr. Fins is also the E. William Davis, Jr., MD, Professor of Medical Ethics Chief, Division of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medicine Professor of Medical Ethics in Neurology and Medicine in Psychiatry, Professor of Health Care Policy & Research at Weill Cornell Medicine, as well as the Director of Medical Ethics at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medicine

He is the founding Chair of the Ethics Committee of New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medicine where he is an Attending Physician and the Director of Medical Ethics. A member of the Adjunct Faculty of Rockefeller University and Senior Attending Physician at The Rockefeller University Hospital, he Co-Directs, the Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI) at Weill Cornell Medicine and Rockefeller.

At Yale Law School, Dr. Fins is the Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law. He is a past president of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, former Governor of the American College of Physicians and Trustee Emeritus of Wesleyan University. Dr. Fins is a Member of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives, an elected Member of the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences, a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and an Academico de Honor (Honored Academic) of the Real Academia Nacional de Medicina de España (the Royal Academy of Medicine of Spain).