J. Patrick Whelan

Expert on Catholic bioethics, religion and politics, as well as abortion, contraception and stem cell research

Volunteer Assistant Clinical Professor of Microbiology and Immunology

Member, Academic Advisory Council, Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at USC

Past president, Los Angeles Pediatrics Society


  • Religion and politics
  • Catholic bioethics
  • Healthcare policy
  • Abortion
  • Contraception
  • Embryonic stem cell research
  • Pediatric rheumatology
  • Arthritis
  • Vasculitis
  • Lupus
  • Degos disease
  • Malignant atrophic papulosis

Additional Information

  • Author of The Catholic Case for Obama
  • Former adviser to Gov. Howard Dean and Democratic National Committee

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