Interim Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Co-Chair, Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law
Associate Professor, Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
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Dr. Michael Redinger is an Associate Professor at the Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed). He is dually appointed in the Department of Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law, for which he serves as Co-Chair, and the Department of Psychiatry, for which he serves as Interim Chair. He also serves as the current Young Physician Section representative on the Michigan State Medical Society Board of Directors, as an Alternate Delegate from Michigan to the American Medical Association, and as the Inaugural Unit Head of the WMed Unit of the International Network of the UNESCO Chair in Bioethics.
His myriad research interests include clinical ethics, psychiatric ethics, religion and medicine, Catholic health care ethics, and medical professionalism. He has been published in The New England Journal of Medicine, CHEST, The American Journal of Psychiatry, The American Journal of Bioethics, Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics, and The Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, as well as popular media including The New York Times, the Detroit Free Press, America: The Jesuit Review, and Commonweal magazine.
Prior to joining the faculty at WMed, Dr. Redinger served as the Chief Resident in WMed’s Department of Psychiatry. Prior to arriving at WMed, he completed a dual MD/MA in Bioethics and Health Policy with a Concentration in Catholic Health Care Ethics at Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine and Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics. He is a proud alumnus of the University of Notre Dame and a native Idahoan.
- American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry)
Education and Training
- Residency 2015, Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
- MD 2011, Stritch School of Medicine, Loyola University-Chicago
- MA 2011, Bioethics and Health Policy, Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics, Loyola University-Chicago
- BS 2007, Biological Sciencies, University of Notre Dame
- Medical Ethics
- Health Policy
- General Adult Psychiatry
Redinger M. Behavior Contracts Are Not Psychologically Naïve American Journal of Bioethics. 2023;23:79-81.
Crutchfield P., Redinger M. The Conditions for Ethical Chemical Restraints AJOB Neuroscience. 2022
Redinger M.J., Eberl J.T. New Developments in End-of-Life Teaching for Roman Catholic Healthcare: The Implications of Samaritanus Bonus (“The Good Samaritan”) American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. 2022;39:501-503.
Redinger M.J., Popescu R. Appreciating the Role of the Unconscious in Situations of Patient Ambivalence American Journal of Bioethics. 2022;22:53-55.
Gibb T.S., Crutchfield P., Redinger M.J., Minser J. Ethical and Professional Considerations in Integrated Behavioral Health Pediatric Clinics of North America. 2021;68:607-619.
Redinger M. Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia in India: A call for Asian wisdom Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2021;66
Crutchfield P., Gibb T.S., Redinger M.J., Fales W. Ethical Allocation of Remdesivir American Journal of Bioethics. 2020;20:84-86.
Redinger M. Enchantment in psychiatric medicine Asian Journal of Psychiatry. 2020;47
Redinger M., Fledderman N., Crutchfield P. An ethical framework to manage patient requests for medical marijuana Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 2020;33:147-151.
Redinger M.J., Gibb T.S. Counter-Transference and the Clinical Ethics Encounter: What, Why, and How We Feel during Consultations Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2020;29:317-326.
Wasserman J.A., Redinger M., Gibb T. Responding to Unprofessional Behavior by Trainees-A "just Culture" Framework New England Journal of Medicine. 2020;382:773-777.
Crutchfield P., Gibb T.S., Redinger M.J., Ferman D., Livingstone J. The Conditions for Ethical Application of Restraints Chest. 2019;155:617-625.
Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Redinger M. Placebos and a New Exception to Informed Consent AJOB Neuroscience. 2018;9:200-202.
Redinger M., Crutchfield P., Gibb T., Longstreet P., Strung R. Conversion Disorder Diagnosis and Medically Unexplained Symptoms American Journal of Bioethics. 2018;18(5):31-33.
Redinger M., Gibb T., Westerman P. The Cautionary Tale of the Initial Widespread Foray Into Psychiatric Genetics American Journal of Bioethics. 2017;17(4):22-24.
Agich G., Thomas B.J.B., Meilaender G., Moseley D., Nussbaum A., Clint Parker J., Redinger M. Christian bioethics would like to thank the following guest reviewers for their help during this past year Christian Bioethics. 2016;22:363-363.
Gibb T., Redinger M. Commentary: Clarifying medical decisionmaking - Who, how, and why? Cambridge Quarterly of Healthcare Ethics. 2016;25(3):556-560.
Redinger M., Gibb T. The Problem of Suffering in Psychiatric Nosology AJOB Neuroscience. 2016;7:175-176.
Redinger M.J., Gibb T.S., Longstreet P.L., Stryker H. In defense of prudence and the APA’s goldwater rule: A response to Kroll and Pouncey Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 2016;44:407-408.
- Catholic end-of-life ethics after Charlie Gard and Alfie Evans. Redinger M, Michigan State Medical Society 23rd Annual Conference on Bioethics, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 11/2019