Sergio Litewka, MD, MPH

Director, International Program

Dr. Litewka completed his medical degree at the University of Buenos Aires and his master’s in public health at the University of El Salvador, also in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

He is a faculty member in the UM Department of Surgery and the director of global bioethics at the University of Miami Institute of Bioethics, a World Health Organization (WHO) on Ethics and Health Policies.  As global bioethics director, Dr. Litewka’s work focuses on the development of research and education activities with governmental organizations, universities and the private sector on human subject protection and the responsible conduct of research. In Asia, Dr. Litewka is a regular speaker for research integrity topics at Sri Ramachandra University (Chennai, India) and Tokyo University (Tokyo, Japan).

From 2005 to 2018 he was the International Director for the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program), a web based initiative for research ethics and responsible conduct of research education.

During 2011 he served as a member of the International Research Panel at the U.S. Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethics Issues.

Selected Publications

In the news

Dr. Litewka frequently interviews with CNN en Español and Hispanic radios in South Florida on various topics.


Contact Information 

E-mail: slitewka@med.miami.edu
Tel:  305-243-5723
Fax: 305-243-6416

UM Ethics Programs
PO Box 016960 (M825)
Miami, FL 33101