Dr. Anthony Merlocco is a paediatric cardiologist reading for the MSt Practical Ethics at the University of Oxford. He completed his medical degree at Case Western Reserve University in 2010 and completed training in paediatrics at the University of Toronto at the Hospital for Sick Children in 2013, and in paediatric cardiology at Harvard Medical School at Boston Children's Hospital in 2016 with subsequent specialisation in cardiac imaging and MRI at George Washington University and Children's National Health System in 2017. Since 2017 he has worked in Memphis, Tennessee at the University of Tennessee LeBonheur Children's Hospital.
Anthony divides his time between clinical cardiac care, cardiac MRI, and clinical ethics and bioethics education as a member of the LeBonheur Children's Hospital and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital ethics committees and the Mid-South Ethics Journal Club. He has a particular interest in resource allocation, transplantation, palliative care, and emerging organ availability ethics. He also focuses on issues at the intersection of best-interests, well-being, and paediatric decision-making. Anthony's dissertation explores the justice and moral issues surrounding potential chimeric interspecies organ transplantation of humanoid organs in children.