Associate Professor of Law
University of Georgia School of Law
Elementary my dear Watson? The Legal Challenges for Incorporating Artificial Intelligence into Medical Practice
October 4, 2012
B.A., University of Chicago; J.D., M.D., University of Illinois
Dr. Fazal Khan joined the University of Georgia School of Law in the fall of 2006 specializing in health law. Khan teaches Health Law & Policy, Bioethics, Public Health Law and International Products Liability.
His current research focuses on several major themes: reform of the American healthcare system, the effect of globalization on healthcare and the challenge of regulating emerging biotechnologies. Representative articles and presentations include proposals on: administrative regulations to protect against epigenetic harms (and endocrine disruptors) in consumer products; ethical regulations on human drug trials in developing countries; rethinking public health laws post-9/11 to ensure adequate protection of civil liberties and effective emergency response; the potential dissonance between personal health records and electronic medical records; and ethical safeguards that would allow organ donation from anencephalic infants.
Recent publications include "Preserving Human Potential As Freedom: A Framework For Regulating Epigenetic Harms" (Health Matrix, 2010) and "Ensuring Government Accountability During Public Health Emergencies" (Harvard Law and Policy Review, 2010).
Khan has considerable experience in both legal and medical fields and has been interviewed and called on as an expert by both television and print media on topics ranging from national healthcare reform and end of life legal issues to public health legal policies.
He earned his bachelor's degree from the University of Chicago and his medical (M.D.) and legal (J.D.) degrees from the Medical Scholars Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.