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Eric J. Cassell, MD Biography

Clinical Professor of Public Health at the Weil Medical College of Cornell University
Pro to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"

“When terminally ill patients request assistance in dying because of their suffering, and their request meets commonly endorsed safeguards, their request should be honored.”

“When Suffering Patients Seek Death,” Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice, 2004

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Clinical Professor of Public Health, Weil Medical College of Cornell University
  • Attending Physician, The New York-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Fellow and Member, Board of Directors, The Hastings Center
  • Practicing Internist for over forty years
  • Lecturer, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Commissioner, National Bioethics Advisory Commission, Washington, DC, 1996-2001
  • Member, President’s Bioethics Advisory Commission, 1997-2001
  • Solomon A. Berson Medical Alumnus Achievement Award, New York University College of Medicine, 2000
  • Former U.S. Public Health Service Fellow
  • The Hammond Award, American Medical Writers Association, New York Chapter, 1988
  • Doctor of Humane Letters, Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1985
  • Member, New York County Medical Society
  • Member, Medical Society of the State of New York
  • Member, American Medical Association
  • Member, American Public Health Association
  • MD, New York University College of Medicine
  • MA, Columbia University, 1950
  • BA, Queens College, 1950
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