Instead of being just a Church that welcomes and receives by keeping the doors open, let us try also to be a Church that finds new roads, that is able to step outside itself and go to those who do not attend Mass, to those who have quit or are indifferent.

Pope Francis

Jozef Glasa, M.D., PH.D., PH.D.

Dr. Jozef Glasa is a Professor and Researcher involved in Hepatology, Clinical Pharmacology, and Medical Ethics and Bioethics. He is the Vice-Director of the Institute of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology, and the Director of the Institute of Health Care Ethics at SMU.

He received his M.D. degree from Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia in 1984, Ph.D. in Internal Medicine in 1997, and Ph.D. in Medical Ethics in 2006. He has been instrumental as a founder and active member of many other organizations, including Association of Catholic Physicians and Health Care Workers in Slovakia and Bioethics Sub-Commission of the Theological Commission of the Catholic Bishops Conference in Slovakia.  

Dr. Glasa is a Vice-President for Catholic Universities and Bioethics Education of the European Federation of the Catholic Medical Associations ( FEAMC) and has recently been re-appointed as a Corresponding Member of the Vatican’s Pontifical Academy for Life. He represents Slovakia at the Bioethics Committee of the Council of Europe and is a past member of European Group on Ethics in Science and New Technologies.