Director of the Bioethics Institute at New York Medical College
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"Both over-treatment and euthanasia are born of the attempt to control what we cannot control.
Both are conspiracies of mutual self-delusion with our patients. Superficially, the oncologist who will never stop treating and the internist-psychiatrist who dispenses prescriptions for assisted suicide appear very different. But they both suffer from the same spiritual malady."
"Control in the Context of Illness: A Catholic Perspective," Yale Journal for Humanities in Medicine, Sep. 17, 2004
Experts MDs, JDs (Lawyers), PhDs and Religious Leaders with significant involvement in end-of-life issues. [Because end-of-life dilemmas require medical, ethical, legal, and in some case religious considerations, we view MDs, PhDs with a bio-ethical focus, and JDs/religious leaders with significant involvement as "experts" in the euthanasia debate.] [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Director, Bioethics Institute, New York Medical College
Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics, St. Vincent's Hospital, New York
Member, New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, 2005-Present
Editor-in-Chief, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics
Consultant on Bioethics, Holy See Mission to the United Nations, 2003-Present
Editorial Board Member, Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics, 2003-Present
Editorial Board Member, Palliative and Supportive Care, 2002-Present
Fellow, Center for Ethics Education, Fordham University, 2002-Present
Editorial Board Member, The National Catholic Bioethics Quarterly, 2000-Present
Professor of Medicine, New York Medical College, 1999-Present
Chair, John J. Conley Department of Ethics, St. Vincent’s Hospital, 1998-Present
Attending Physician, Department of Medicine, Division of General Internal Medicine, St. Vincent’s Hospital, 1998-Present
McKeever Chair in Moral Theology, St. John’s University, 2003-2004
Director, Center for Clinical Bioethics, Georgetown University School of Medicine, 1996-1998
PhD, Philosophy, Georgetown University, 1995
Residency, Chief Residency and Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital