Geert Craenen

Dr. Craenen is an ophthalmic surgeon and a clinical bioethicist in the VA Western New York Healthcare System at Buffalo. He got his MD and an MS from The Ohio State University and his MBE for The Katholieke Universiteit Leuven with stints at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and the University of Padova. His interests include publication ethics, Informed Consent and the ethics of surgical simulation.

Geert Craenen

Working Groups

  • Autonomy, Addiction, and Accountability
  • Clinical Ethics
  • Research Ethics


Freer. J, Berman, H., Koch, P, and Craenen, G. “Comfort Care Request for a Pre-Term Infant: A Prescriptive Analysis.” American Journal of Bioethics. 17(1). 2017.