Daniel P. Sulmasy

Daniel P. Sulmasy, OFM, MD, PhD

SOM White Coat Ceremony
Keynote Speaker

August 2003

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Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD, a Franciscan Friar, holds the Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics at Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers, St. Vincent’s of Manhattan, and serves as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY.  He received his AB and MD degrees from Cornell University and completed his residency, chief residency and post-doctoral fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital.  He received his PhD in Philosophy from Georgetown University in 1995.

Dr. Sulmasy served on the faculty at Georgetown from 1991 to 1998, where he was Director of the Center for Clinical Bioethics and Senior Research Scholar of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics.  He is a Soros Faculty Scholar of the Project on Death in America.

His research interests include both theoretical and empirical studies of end-of-life decision-making, ethics education and the ethics of cost-containment in medicine.  He is the author of a book on spirituality for healthcare professionals entitled The Healer’s Calling and is co-editor of Methods in Medical Ethics published by Georgetown University Press in 2001.  He serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.  His numerous articles have appeared in medical, philosophical and theological journals, and he has lectured widely both in the US and abroad.