Last updated on: 9/27/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Kenneth Feucht, MD, PhD Biography

Title:
Surgical Oncologist at Puyallup Surgical Consultants
Position:
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“On March 6, 1996, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, and again on April 2, 1996, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals argued in favor of allowing physicians the right to kill their patients, if requested and performed in a manner agreed upon by the state. This announcement came as a bitter blow to me, as I realized that soon physician-assisted suicide (PAS) and euthanasia may become common medical procedures… We [Christian physicians] have the ability to change, or at least restrain the progress of evil, and will be held accountable to Almighty God if we do not speak out against this great sin.”

“Physician-Assisted Suicide–A Time for Action,” Journal of Biblical Ethics in Medicine

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Surgical Oncologist, Puyallup Surgical Consultants
  • Member, American Board of Surgery, 1990-present
  • Member, Washington State Medical Association
  • Washington Board Member, Physicians for Compassionate Care Education Foundation
  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons
  • Fellow, Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Member, American Association of Physicians & Surgeons
  • Member, European Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Fellow, surgical oncology, University of Illinois
  • Recipient, Ray & Joan Kroc Excellence in Surgical Research Award
  • Medical Resident, general surgery, University of Illinois
  • Medical Resident, general surgery, Cook County Hospital
  • Former Member, US Air Force
Education:
  • MD, Oregon Health Sciences University, 1982
  • PhD, Anatomy, University of Illinois, Chicago
Other:
  • None found