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Ian Douglass Wolfe, PhD RN


(612) 813-6159

Specialties: Clinical Bioethics

Professional History

Professional Education

  • MA - University of Minnesota Medical Center
    Minneapolis, MN
  • PhD - University of Minnesota School of Nursing
    Minneapolis, MN


  • Fellowship - Children's Mercy Kansas City
    Kansas City, MO

Contact Information

Primary Location:

Childrens Minnesota Ethics
2525 Chicago AVE S STE 17-750
Minneapolis, MN 55404

Personal Biography

Dr. Ian D. Wolfe earned his PhD in Nursing with a focus in bioethics, and his MA in Bioethics with a minor in Public Health and focus on health equity, from the University of Minnesota. Dr. Wolfe has a clinical background in burn, trauma and pediatric critical care nursing. He completed a post-doctoral fellowship in pediatric bioethics at Children’s Mercy Kansas City. Dr. Wolfe has authored a broad range of journal articles that support his main interest which is how social, political and cultural systems issues affect clinical ethics and care at the bedside. He has chaired and participated in other volunteer activities with state and national nursing and medical organizations such as the American Association of Critical-care Nurses, and Society for Critical Care Medicine. Dr. Wolfe’s current areas of research focus on preventative and integrated ethics, parent-clinician interactions, and the relationship of hospitals to the community.