Born in New Orleans, Louisiana, H. Tristram Engelhardt holds both a Ph.D. in philosophy from the University of Texas (1963) and an M.D. from the Tulane Medical School (1972). From 1972 until 1977, he taught bioethics at the University of Texas Medical School and then, for the next five years, served as Rosemary Kennedy Professor of the Philosophy of Medicine at Georgetown University and Senior Research Scholar at the Kennedy Center for Bioethics in Washington, D.C. Since 1983 he has been professor of internal medicine, community medicine, and obstetrics-gynecology at the Baylor University College of Medicine. For his contributions to bioethics, especially related to the use of human beings in research, Engelhardt has received a Woodrow Wilson fellowship (1988) and a fellowship from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Berlin, Germany (1988--89).