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All about David Beyda, MD 

Dr. David H. Beyda is a retired pediatric critical care specialist who practiced at Phoenix Children’s Hospital and served as Division Chief of Critical Care Medicine for 35 years. He is Chair and Professor of the Department of Bioethics and Medical Humanism at the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix where he directs and teaches the Ethics and Humanism Theme and being recognized as a Master Educator by graduating medical students twice. He also directs the Global Health program.


Dr. Beyda attended Loyola University Stritch School of Medicine, completed his pediatric residency at the University of Louisville Kosair Children’s Hospital and completed his pediatric critical care fellowship training at John Hopkins University. He was appointed as a Visiting Fellow and Scholar at the Kennedy Institute of Ethics and the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C., where he completed his training in medical ethics.


Dr. Beyda is a member of numerous professional societies and organizations and has been the recipient of numerous honors and awards including the Society of Critical Care Medicine’s Annual Scientific Award, the J. Kipp Charlton Humanitarian Award for Community Service and a Rocky Mountain Emmy Award. He has received Humanitarian Awards from the Arizona Business Journal, the Arizona Business Magazine and the American Academy of Pediatrics and recognized as the “Top Doc” in Global Health by Phoenix Magazine. He has published three books: Border Crossings: It’s not what we bring but what we leave behind; Covenant Medicine: Being Present when present;  The Duty to Care: Who’s more important, you or me?

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