Aloysius S. Ochasi, D.Be.


Assistant Director of Academics
& Consultation

Curriculum Vitae

Rev. Dr. Ochasi is Assistant Director of Academics & Consulation at the Institute of Clinical Bioethics at Saint Joseph's University. He directs bioethics minor program on campus and directs research programs undertaken by the Institute. Also, Ochasi teaches medical interns/residents and provides bioethics consultations at area hospitals. On campus he teaches various medical ethics courses which include Christian Medical Ethics (Undergraduate) and Topics in Bioethics (Graduate). He is currently enrolled in a Ph.D. program in Organizational Leadership at Eastern University, St. Davids, PA. His hobbies include tennis, ping pong, reading, listening to music and traveling

Current Research Interests
Medical Ethics and Culture in African Context; Justice and Leadership

Ph.D. (cand.), Eastern University
D.Bioethics, Loyola University of Chicago
M.A. in Bioethics, Saint Joseph's University
S.T.L, Sacred Heart Seminary, Detroit
B.D. in Theology, Urban University, Rome
B.Phil in Philosophy, Urban University, Rome
B.A. in Religious Studies, Imo State University, Nigeria

Selected Publications
A. Ochasi and P. Clark, "Mercy Health Promoter Model: Meeting Needs of Specific Immigrant Communities," Health Progress March-April, 2014.
A. Ochasi and P. Clark, "Reuse of Pacemakers in Ghana and Nigeria: Medical, Legal, Cultural and Ethical Perspectives," Developing World Bioethics, 2014.
A. Ochasi, "Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Review of Oregon Death with Dignity Act" The Internet Journal of Catholic Bioethics 5/1, Summer 2010.

Grants, Honors, and Awards
Allen & Dolores Gustafson Scholarship Award, 2013, St. Joseph's University, Philadelphia
Member, Alpha Sigma Nu, Jesuit National Honor Society, 2011
Member, Alpha Epsilon Lambda National Honor Society, Omega Chapter, 2011.

Professional Membership
2015-Current, Member, Saint Joseph's University IRB
2011-2012, Member, Mainline Health System, Philadelphia, PA
2010-2015, Member, Holy Redeemer Health Institutional Review Board (IRB)
2009-2015, Co-chair, Holy Redeemer Health System Ethics Committee, Meadowbrook PA

Professional Membership
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
Catholic Health Association
International Leadership Association
National Association of Catholic Chaplains (NACC)