Adam Omelianchuk is Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine's Center for Medical Ethics and Health Policy. He was previously a Clinical Ethics Fellow at the Stanford Center for Biomedical Ethics where he has spent two years receiving training in health care ethics consultation. He received his PhD in philosophy from the University of South Carolina in 2018 and was a Lecturer in philosophy at Clemson University from 2018-2020; he also chaired the Institutional Review Board at AnMed Health Medical Center in Anderson, SC from 2019-2020. His research interests are currently focused on the biological validity of death declarations based on neurologic criteria, the moral status of human life, and the ethical normativity of the 'dead-donor rule' in organ transplantation. His most recent research investigates what sort of freedoms patients and their families are entitled to in light of a "brain death" declaration. He also currently serves as an Observer on the Uniform Law Commission's Drafting Committee for the Determination of Death Act. His publications can be found in Neurology, the Journal of Medicine & Philosophy, the Journal of Medical Ethics, and Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. In his spare time, he enjoys all things related to NASA, national parks, book clubs, and spending time with his family.