Dr. Ronald W. Dworkin joined Hudson Institute as senior fellow in 2001. He is a physician and has been practicing in the Department of Anesthesiology at Greater Baltimore Medical Center since 1989. In 1995, Dworkin also earned a doctorate in political philosophy from the Johns Hopkins University, and his dissertation was later published as a book, The Rise of the Imperial Self: America's culture wars in Augustinian perspective.
In 1996, he co-founded the Calvert Institute for Policy Research, a Maryland public policy center directed at looking at the entire range of state and local public policy issues. In 1998, he was Ellen Sauerbrey's senior health policy advisor during her gubernatorial campaign and chairman of her health policy task force. Dworkin is a regular contributor to the op-ed page of the Baltimore Sun, as well as an essayist for national journals of opinion. In 2001, he wrote two long essays for The Public Interest on the subject of health care and American culture.