R. Alex Chamberlain
Manager, Clinical Ethics
St. Luke's Health System
Alex Chamberlain grew up in Northern New York State and received a BA from St. Lawrence University and a MDiv from Princeton Theological Seminary. He is an ordained Presbyterian minister who served congregations in Wyoming and New Zealand before making the change to hospital chaplain. Board certified as a chaplain since 1991 he served in a variety of clinical settings while also being active on ethics committees as a clergy representative. His growing interest in medical ethics led to receiving a MA in Bioethics and Health Policy from Loyola Chicago, and has been working as an ethicist leader at St. Luke's since 2013.
His wife is a ballet instructor, and they have three children. Two of these children are RNs, one serving in an ER and the other in the CVOR. Their third child heard many graphic dinner table conversations from Alex and the nurse siblings, and rather than embrace a career that involved bodily fluids she is finishing up a PhD in American History.