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Health Law Concentration Full-Time Faculty

Our health law faculty occupy the cutting edge of scholarship and legal practice surrounding health law. They are the authors of leading casebooks in the field, and they hold leadership posts in interdisciplinary organizations that represent academics and professionals in diverse fields. They are pushing the boundaries of health law.

Professor Barry R. Furrow

Barry R. Furrow

Program Director and Professor Barry R. Furrow is a pioneer in the field and the lead author of “Health Law,” the nation’s most widely used health law casebook, now in its 7th edition. Professor Furrow is a former chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Law, Medicine and Health Care. His expertise and scholarly publications span topics including health care policy, regulation and finance, patient safety and privacy.


Professor Bret Asbury

Bret Asbury

Dean Asbury’s research explores social, and psychological impacts that diagnoses of fetal genetic abnormalities can have on pregnant women and their families and suggests legal and regulatory responses. His newest work explores ethical and legal implications of genetic counseling in the context of prenatal DNA modification.


Adam Benforado

Adam Benforado

Adam Benforado’s principal interest is in applying insights from the mind sciences—most notably cognitive psychology—to law and legal theory.  Collaborating with psychologists on novel experiments, Professor Benforado is focused on developing a more realistic understanding of the behavior of legal actors. He was awarded a National Science Foundation grant for his empirical work investigating human intuitions about punishment.


Professor David DeMatteo

David DeMatteo

Professor David Dematteo is the director of the the school's JD/PhD Program in Law and Psychology. His research interests include psychopathic personality, forensic mental health assessment, offender diversion and drug-involved criminal offenders and has been funded by the agencies and organizations that include the National Institute on Drug Abuse, Pennsylvania Department of Health, Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency and the American Psychology-Law Society.


Professor Robert I. Field

Robert I. Field

Professor Robert I. Field is an expert in public health law and the author of “Health Care Regulation in America: Complexity, Confrontation and Compromise,” published by Oxford University Press. He led the Health Policy Program at the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, directed physician practice acquisitions for the University of Pennsylvania Health System and conducted research at the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences.


Paul Flanagan

Paul Flanagan

Paul Flanagan is an authority on compliance and privacy who brings decades of experience working with some of the nation’s leading health care providers and higher education institutions. Professor Flanagan’s publications include chapters in volumes such as the “2013 Health Law and Compliance Update” and articles in publications that include Health Systems Review and the ABA Health Law Section’s The Health Lawyer.


Aimée Kahan

Professor Kahan is Director of Strategic Initiatives.  She is an experienced legal practitioner and educator with a background in bioethics. A former appellate associate with Reed Smith, Professor Kahan supervised complex discovery proceedings in the U.S. and Europe that focused on compliance issues. She piloted a study on informed consent and helped develop a framework to process privacy data at the Center for Bioethics at the University of Pennsylvania.

Among other courses, she teaches Bioethics and Reproductive Rights Law in the law school's J.D. program and Introduction to the Legal System in the MLS Program.


Professor Gwen Roseman Stern

Gwen Roseman Stern

Gwen Stern’s expertise includes medical malpractice and product-liability law as well as promoting trial advocacy skills and community awareness of legal procedures. She has been a faculty member providing intensive trial advocacy training on both a local and national level for the National Institute for Trial Advocacy.


C. Mitchell Goldman

J.D., Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law
M.B.A., University of Pennsylvania
A.B., Bowdoin College

Professor Goldman retired as a partner with Duane Morris, LLP where his practice focused on the corporate aspects of healthcare delivery, with an emphasis on structuring corporate transactions between providers, advising clients on the impact of government regulation, creating strategies to improve reimbursement and developing startup healthcare related business opportunities. A former vice president of Managed Care Strategies, Inc. and a former legislative assistant to former Sen. Walter F. Mondale, he founded GLS Associates, Inc., providing management consulting to healthcare providers for 20 years. He is currently the CEO of Mid-Atlantic Dental Partners, a regional dental support organization, that provides management support to dental practices.

David Hoffman

J.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Law
B.A., University of Pittsburgh

Practice Professor of Law David Hoffman is the president and founder of Hoffman & Associates, PC, a national health-care consulting firm dedicated to patient safety through compliance. His previous experience includes prosecuting health care and fraud cases as an assistant U.S. attorney for the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and serving as chief counsel to the Pennsylvania Department of Aging.

Margaret L. Hutchinson

J.D., University of Richmond School of Law
B.A., College of William and Mary

Professor Hutchinson is chief of the Civil Division of the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. She focuses on health care fraud, defense procurement fraud and environmental violations. She has handled investigations involving home-health aide agency improprieties, pharmaceutical pricing issues, cost-reporting fraud and research fraud tied to National Institutes of Health grants.

Judy Goldstein Smith

J.D., Northwestern University School of Law
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Professor Smith has been an assistant U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania specializing in complex health care, tax, securities, consumer and financial frauds, corruption, terrorism, narcotics and other federal crimes since 1980. She has previously served as an adjunct professor at Villanova University School of Law and Rutgers University School of Law-Camden teaching advanced criminal procedure and criminal litigation courses. She has received numerous Department of Justice awards including the Director's award and awards for her public service.