Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine
WMU Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine
Neiswanger Institute for Bioethics
Dr. Michael Redinger is dually appointed in the Department of Psychiatry and the Program in Medical Ethics, Humanities, and Law. Prior to joining the WMed faculty, Dr. Redinger served as Chief Resident in the WMed psychiatry residency program. During residency, Dr. Redinger was active in the clinical ethics committees at both Borgess and Bronson hospitals as well as a number of other WMed committees. He has been actively involved in developing the WMed undergraduate medical ethics and psychiatric residency program ethics curricula.
His research interests include the relationships between psychiatry and religion, religion and medicine, and Catholic health care ethics. A recent paper on spirituality and psychotherapy in patients with chronic pain received the Anne Alonso Memorial Award from the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training for best resident paper focusing on psychodynamic psychotherapy. Finally, he also has given a number of national and local presentations on topics that include psychiatry, psychiatric education, and medical ethics.
Prior to coming to 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. His master’s thesis was an ethical analysis of the policy statements of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops on the inclusion of undocumented persons in the Affordable Care Act and received an Award of Distinction from the Neiswanger Institute. Prior to medical school, he completed a Bachelor’s Degree at the University of Notre Dame, where he was actively involved in hosting the 9th Annual National Undergraduate Bioethics Conference.