Keck School Faculty

Peter Albert Singer, MD
Peter Albert Singer, MD
Professor of Clinical Medicine
Medicine
CHP 204C Health Sciences Campus Los Angeles
Dr. Singer's clinical interests include pituitary disorders, thyroid disease, endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. He currently serves as Chief of Clinical Endocrinology and Director, Thyroid Diagnostic Center.

Dr. Singer earned his medical degree from University of California, San Francisco. He then performed his internship and residency at LAC+USC Medical Center, followed by an Endocrinology Fellowship.

Castle Connolly Medical Ltd. : List of America's Top Doctors, 2011

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Faculty Teaching Award, Year II, 2010

American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists: Outstanding Clinical Endocrinologist, 2004

Keck School of Medicine of USC: Master Professor of Medicine, 1996

USPH Special Postdoctoral: Fellowship Award, 1972-1973

LAC+USC Medical Center: Upjohn Award for Most Outstanding Resident in Medicine, 1968-1969

University of California, San Francisco Medical School: Ralph J. Taussig Academic Scholarship, 1964-1965

Canada's global health role Lancet. 2018 12 01; 392(10162):2350. . View in PubMed

Circulating Myeloid-Derived Suppressor Cells Predict Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Diagnosis and Extent Thyroid. 2016 Mar; 26(3):381-9. . View in PubMed

A focus on child development Science. 2014 Jul 11; 345(6193):121. . View in PubMed

Addressing ethical, social, and cultural issues in global health research PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2013; 7(8):e2227. . View in PubMed

Clinical practice guidelines for hypothyroidism in adults: cosponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association Thyroid. 2012 Dec; 22(12):1200-35. . View in PubMed

Clinical practice guidelines for hypothyroidism in adults: cosponsored by the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists and the American Thyroid Association Endocr Pract. 2012 Nov-Dec; 18(6):988-1028. . View in PubMed

Access to life-saving medicines and intellectual property rights: an ethical assessment Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 2011 Apr; 20(2):279-89. . View in PubMed

Access and use of human tissues from the developing world: ethical challenges and a way forward using a tissue trust BMC Med Ethics. 2011 Jan 25; 12:2. . View in PubMed

BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2010 Dec 13; 10 Suppl 1:S7. . View in PubMed

Africa's largest long-lasting insecticide-treated net producer: lessons from A to Z Textiles BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2010 Dec 13; 10 Suppl 1:S6. . View in PubMed

Case study: India's billion dollar biotech Nat Biotechnol. 2010 Aug; 28(8):783. . View in PubMed

Addressing conflicts of interest in Public Private Partnerships BMC Int Health Hum Rights. 2010 Jul 08; 10:19. . View in PubMed

'Relief of oppression': an organizing principle for researchers' obligations to participants in observational studies in the developing world BMC Public Health. 2010 Jun 30; 10:384. . View in PubMed

A business plan to help the 'global South' in its fight against neglected diseases Health Aff (Millwood). 2009 Nov-Dec; 28(6):1760-73. . View in PubMed

A survey of South-North health biotech collaboration Nat Biotechnol. 2009 Mar; 27(3):229-32. . View in PubMed

Bidil: recontextualizing the race debate Pharmacogenomics J. 2008 Jun; 8(3):169-73. . View in PubMed

Brazilian health biotech--fostering crosstalk between public and private sectors Nat Biotechnol. 2008 Jun; 26(6):627-44. . View in PubMed

Clinical ethicists' perspectives on organisational ethics in healthcare organisations J Med Ethics. 2008 May; 34(5):320-3. . View in PubMed

Chinese health biotech and the billion-patient market Nat Biotechnol. 2008 Jan; 26(1):37-53. . View in PubMed

A visual dashboard for moving health technologies from "lab to village" J Med Internet Res. 2007 Oct 22; 9(4):e32. . View in PubMed

A tough transition Nature. 2007 Sep 13; 449(7159):160-3. . View in PubMed

Applying genomics-related technologies for Africa's health needs Afr J Med Med Sci. 2007; 36 Suppl:7-14. . View in PubMed

2-Deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-D-glucose-positron emission tomography and positron emission tomography/computed tomography diagnosis of patients with recurrent papillary thyroid cancer Mol Imaging Biol. 2006 Sep-Oct; 8(5):309-14. . View in PubMed

1980-2005: bioethics then and now Monash Bioeth Rev. 2006 Jan; 25(1):9-14. . View in PubMed

Clinical bioethics integration, sustainability, and accountability: the Hub and Spokes Strategy J Med Ethics. 2005 May; 31(5):256-61. . View in PubMed

A randomized trial of teaching bioethics to surgical residents Am J Surg. 2005 Apr; 189(4):453-7. . View in PubMed

"Harnessing genomics to improve health in Africa" - an executive course to support genomics policy Health Res Policy Syst. 2005 Jan 24; 3(1):2. . View in PubMed

Biotechnology to improve health in developing countries -- a review Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz. 2004 Jun; 99(4):341-50. . View in PubMed

BMC Palliat Care. 2004 May 23; 3(1):2. . View in PubMed

"Harnessing genomics to improve health in India" - an executive course to support genomics policy Health Res Policy Syst. 2004 May 19; 2(1):1. . View in PubMed

Better governance in academic health sciences centres: moving beyond the Olivieri/Apotex Affair in Toronto J Med Ethics. 2004 Feb; 30(1):25-9. . View in PubMed

Biotechnology and the UN's Millennium Development Goals Nat Biotechnol. 2003 Dec; 21(12):1434-6. . View in PubMed

Access to intensive care unit beds for neurosurgery patients: a qualitative case study J Neurol Neurosurg Psychiatry. 2003 Sep; 74(9):1299-303. . View in PubMed

"The best places to die" BMJ. 2003 Jul 26; 327(7408):173-4. . View in PubMed

A strategy to improve priority setting in health care institutions Health Care Anal. 2003 Mar; 11(1):59-68. . View in PubMed

Chinese seniors' perspectives on end-of-life decisions Soc Sci Med. 2001 Aug; 53(4):455-64. . View in PubMed

Communicating advance directives from long-term care facilities to emergency departments J Emerg Med. 2001 Jul; 21(1):83-9. . View in PubMed

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Bioethics for clinicians: 25Teaching bioethics in the clinical setting. CMAJ. 2001 Apr 17; 164(8):1163-7. . View in PubMed

Beyond Helsinki: a vision for global health ethics BMJ. 2001 Mar 31; 322(7289):747-8. . View in PubMed

Clinical ethics revisited BMC Med Ethics. 2001; 2:E1. . View in PubMed

Avoiding frankendrugs Nat Biotechnol. 2000 Dec; 18(12):1225. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: continuing the series CMAJ. 2000 Oct 03; 163(7):833. . View in PubMed

A new look at international research ethics BMJ. 2000 Sep 30; 321(7264):824-6. . View in PubMed

American Thyroid Association guidelines for detection of thyroid dysfunction Arch Intern Med. 2000 Jun 12; 160(11):1573-5. . View in PubMed

'The freest nation in the world'? Free Inq. 2000; 20(3):16.. View in PubMed

Autonomy, liberalism and advance care planning J Med Ethics. 1999 Dec; 25(6):522-7. . View in PubMed

Bone marrow transplant for rheumatoid arthritis: the costs of a cure J Rheumatol. 1999 Jun; 26(6):1217-8. . View in PubMed

A new model of advance care planning: observations from people with HIV Arch Intern Med. 1999 Jan 11; 159(1):86-92. . View in PubMed

Assessment of patient capacity to consent to treatment J Gen Intern Med. 1999 Jan; 14(1):27-34. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 17Conflict of interest in research, education and patient care. CMAJ. 1998 Oct 20; 159(8):960-5. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 16Dealing with demands for inappropriate treatment. CMAJ. 1998 Oct 06; 159(7):817-21. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 15Quality end-of-life care. CMAJ. 1998 Jul 28; 159(2):159-62. . View in PubMed

Cloning our way to Armageddon? Bioethics. 1997 Oct; 11(5):iii-.. View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 13Resource allocation. CMAJ. 1997 Jul 15; 157(2):163-7. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 11Euthanasia and assisted suicide. CMAJ. 1997 May 15; 156(10):1405-8. . View in PubMed

Accuracy of clinical impressions and Mini-Mental State Exam scores for assessing capacity to consent to major medical treatmentComparison with criterion-standard psychiatric assessments. Psychosomatics. 1997 May-Jun; 38(3):239-45. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 8Confidentiality. CMAJ. 1997 Feb 15; 156(4):521-4. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 7Truth telling. CMAJ. 1997 Jan 15; 156(2):225-8. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 6Advance care planning. CMAJ. 1996 Dec 15; 155(12):1689-92. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 5Substitute decision-making. CMAJ. 1996 Nov 15; 155(10):1435-7. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 4Voluntariness. CMAJ. 1996 Oct 15; 155(8):1083-6. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 3Capacity. CMAJ. 1996 Sep 15; 155(6):657-61. . View in PubMed

Caring and justice: a study of two approaches to health care ethics Nurs Ethics. 1996 Sep; 3(3):212-23. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 2Disclosure. CMAJ. 1996 Aug 15; 155(4):387-91. . View in PubMed

Another peep behind the veil J Med Ethics. 1996 Aug; 22(4):216-21. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians: 1Consent. CMAJ. 1996 Jul 15; 155(2):177-80. . View in PubMed

Bioethics for clinicians CMAJ. 1996 Jul 15; 155(2):189-90. . View in PubMed

Access to adult liver transplantation in Canada: a survey and ethical analysis CMAJ. 1996 Feb 01; 154(3):337-42. . View in PubMed

Allocating healthcare by QALYs: the relevance of age Camb Q Healthc Ethics. 1996; 5(4):534-45. . View in PubMed

A report from Australia: the legalisation of voluntary euthanasia in the Northern Territory Bioethics. 1995 Oct; 9(5):419-24. . View in PubMed

Advance directive fallacies Health Law Can. 1995 Aug; 16(1):5-9. . View in PubMed

Advance care planning as a process: structuring the discussions in practice J Am Geriatr Soc. 1995 Apr; 43(4):440-6. . View in PubMed

Advance directives in COPD Monaldi Arch Chest Dis. 1995 Jan; 50(1):62-3. . View in PubMed

Advance directives in dialysis Adv Ren Replace Ther. 1994 Oct; 1(3):240-50. . View in PubMed

Bioethics and the limits of tolerance J Med Philos. 1994 Apr; 19(2):129-45. . View in PubMed

Advance directives in palliative care J Palliat Care. 1994; 10(3):111-6. . View in PubMed

Capacity to complete an advance directive J Am Geriatr Soc. 1993 Oct; 41(10):1141-3. . View in PubMed

Bill C-203: a postmortem analysis of the "right-to-die" legislation that died CMAJ. 1993 May 15; 148(10):1705-8. . View in PubMed

Canadian outpatients and advance directives: poor knowledge and little experience but positive attitudes CMAJ. 1993 May 01; 148(9):1497-502. . View in PubMed

Advance directives in family practice Can Fam Physician. 1993 May; 39:1087-93. . View in PubMed

Bioethics at Monash University J Int Bioethique. 1992 Jun; 3(2):111-5. . View in PubMed

Cardiac arrest associated with flumazenil BMJ. 1992 May 30; 304(6839):1415. . View in PubMed

Advancing the cause of advance directives Arch Intern Med. 1992 Jan; 152(1):22-4. . View in PubMed

Bone marrow transplantation for sickle cell diseaseA study of parents' decisions. N Engl J Med. 1991 Nov 07; 325(19):1349-53. . View in PubMed

Assessing competency to address ethical issues in medicine Acad Med. 1991 Jan; 66(1):14-5. . View in PubMed

A review of public policies to procure and distribute kidneys for transplantation Arch Intern Med. 1990 Mar; 150(3):523-7. . View in PubMed

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Bioethics and academic freedom Bioethics. 1990 Jan; 4(1):33-44. . View in PubMed

Australian commissions and committees on issues in bioethics J Med Philos. 1989 Aug; 14(4):403-24. . View in PubMed

Clinical ethics consultation: Godsend or "God squad"? Am J Med. 1988 Dec; 85(6):759-60.. View in PubMed

Allocating resources in perinatal medicine: a proposal Aust Paediatr J. 1988 Aug; 24(4):235-9. . View in PubMed

Age and the allocation of medical resources J Med Philos. 1988 Feb; 13(1):101-16. . View in PubMed

A report from Australia: which babies are too expensive to treat? Bioethics. 1987 Jul; 1(3):275-83.. View in PubMed

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