Marietta and Charles C. Morchand Chair in Medical Education at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"For the sake of discussion I would vote pro but euthanasia is something that would have to be regulated very carefully by physicians and non-physicians as there is enormous potential for boh abuse and negligence. I think that for it to be successfully implemented in the U.S. would require a sea change in our values system and the extent to which we believe in the common good (as opposed to the rugged individualist cowboy mentality that we keep saying has made this country great). I think that you have to have enormous faith in your neighbors, and be willing to sacrifice for them (even if they're strangers) for something like this to work."
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:
Marietta and Charles C. Morchand Chair in Medical Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Medical Education, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Associate Professor, Medicine/General Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Co-founder, Mount Sinai Visiting Doctors Program
Former Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Chief Resident, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, July 1994-June 1995
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Faculty Award
Elected to the Gold Humanism Honor Society
Nominee, Association of American Medical Colleges Humanism in Medicine Award, 2004
"Models and Systems of Geriatric Care; A Multidisciplinary Program for Delivering Primary Care to the Underserved Urban Homebound: Looking Back, Moving Forward," Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Aug. 2006
"Do NOT Resuscitate," Health Affairs, Sep.-Oct. 2005