Thaddeus Mason Pope is a foremost expert on medical law and clinical ethics. He maintains a special focus on patient rights, healthcare decision making, and end-of-life options.
A Hastings Center Fellow and former Fulbright Scholar and Brocher Foundation Researcher, Pope is a law professor at Mitchell Hamline School of Law in Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA. While he serves in a range of consulting capacities, Pope has been particularly influential through his extensive, high-impact scholarship.
Ranked among the Top 20 most-cited health law scholars in the United States, Professor Pope has over 250 publications in leading medical journals, bioethics journals, and law reviews. He coauthors the definitive, biannually-updated reference book The Right to Die: The Law of End-of-Life Decisionmaking, coauthors Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Compassionate Widely Available Option for Hastening Death, and he runs the Medical Futility Blog (with over five million page-views).