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William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD

William P. Cheshire, Jr., MD, is professor of neurology at the Mayo Clinic and an expert on disorders of the autonomic nervous system. At Mayo Clinic in Florida he chairs the Ethics Committee and leads the Program in Professionalism & Values. The neurology department chose him as teacher of the year in 2015. At CMDA Dr. Cheshire chairs the Ethics Committee. He is also a senior fellow at The Center for Bioethics & Human Dignity. He received his AB in biochemistry from Princeton University, his MD from West Virginia University, and his MA in bioethics from Trinity International University. He completed residency training in neurology and a fellowship in pain management at the University of North Carolina. Dr. Cheshire, his wife, Doris, and four children live in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. His personal website may be found at

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