Frederic W. Hafferty is Professor of Medical Education, Associate Director of the Program for Professionalism & Values, and Associate Dean for Professionalism, College of Medicine at the Mayo Clinic. He received his undergraduate degree in Social Relations from Harvard in 1969 and his Ph.D. in Medical Sociology from Yale in 1976. He is the author of "Into the Valley: Death and the Socialization of Medical Students" (Yale University Press); "The Changing Medical Profession: An International Perspective" (Oxford University Press), with John McKinlay; “Sociology and Complexity Science: A New Field of Inquiry” (Springer) with Brian Castellani, “The Hidden Curriculum in Health Professions Education" (Dartmouth College Press) with Joseph O'Donnell, "Understanding Professionalism" (Lange) with Wendy Levinson, Katherine Lucy, and Shiphra Ginsburg and “Place and Health as Complex Systems: A Case study and Empirical Test “ (Springer) with Brian Castellani, Rajeev Rajaram, J. Galen Buckwalter and Michael Ball. He is past chair of the Medical Sociology Section of the American Sociological Association. He currently sits on the American Board of Medical Specialties standing committee on Ethics and Professionalism and the editorial board of Academic Medicine. Research focuses on the evolution of medicine’s’ professionalism movement, mapping social networks within medical education, the application of complexity theory to medical training, issues of medical socialization, and disability studies.