Emmy Rubin studied religious studies and bioethics at the University of Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia School of Law. After practicing law for several years, she attended Dartmouth Medical School, where she was an active member of the Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center ethics committee. She completed a combined residency in internal medicine and pediatrics at the Massachusetts General Hospital. She then completed a pulmonary and critical care fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed a Masters of Science in Health Policy Research. She joined the faculty in the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine in February 2017 and serves as a co-chair of the MGH Optimum Care Committee. She is particularly interested in the intersection of intensive care and palliative care, and during fellowship conducted research related to decision making of hospitalized patients with serious illnesses about desired treatment intensity. She has published numerous articles and chapters relating to ethical and legal issues in the care of patients at the end of life, including the treatment of patients with disordered states of consciousness and conflicts over requests for potentially inappropriate treatment.