Kevin Ashby, JD
Adjunct Professor, The Bioethics Program
Kevin Ashby graduated from Queen’s University in Kingston Canada with a BA (First Class) in Philosophy and Economics, and received his JD from the New York University School of Law, where he was an editor of the Annual Survey of American Law and was recipient of the John Bruce Moore Award for excellence in the area of law and philosophy. Mr. Ashby also received a B.Phil from Oxford University, where he pursued graduate studies in moral, political and legal philosophy. Mr. Ashby’s thesis at Oxford, awarded with distinction, examined the moral duties that nation states have to comply with international law.
Mr. Ashby currently serves as Assistant General Counsel for the Mount Sinai Health System and is an instructor in public health law at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. In this capacity, Mr. Ashby works on a range of matters that raise bioethical concerns, including those touching upon patients’ rights and responsibilities; informed consent; ethical treatment of human subjects in medical research; investigation of and responses to potential misconduct by providers and researchers; the legal protection of scientific discoveries; interactions with governmental agencies and regulators; and partnerships with industry for the development of new pharmaceutics and medical products.
Prior to joining Mount Sinai, Mr. Ashby served as a litigator in the New York and London offices of Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP, a multinational law firm.