Last updated on: 8/25/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Linda Ganzini, MD, MPH Biography

Title:
Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine Senior Scholar at the Center for Ethics in Health Care at Oregon Health & Science University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“The available evidence does not bear out widely voiced concerns that physician-assisted suicide will be requested by those who are socially disadvantaged or make their requests based on lack of access to palliative care, poor social support, or financial needs.”

“The Oregon Experience,” Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice, Eds. Timothy E. Quill and Margaret P. Battin, 2004

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
    Experts
Individuals with MDs, JDs, PhDs, or equivalent advanced degrees in fields relevant to end-of-life issues. Also top-level government officials (such as foreign leaders, US presidents, Founding Fathers, Supreme Court Justices, members of legislative bodies, cabinet members, military leaders, etc.) with positions relevant to end-of-life.
Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Medicine Senior Scholar, Center for Ethics in Health Care, Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU)
  • Staff Psychiatrist, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Service and Outpatient Mental Health
  • Director, Interprofessional Fellowship Program in Palliative Care, Portland Veteran Affairs Medical Center (PVAMC)
  • Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program, PVAMC
  • Recipient, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine Research Award, 2005
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America for Psychiatry, 2004
  • Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Training Program, OHSU, 1996-2001
  • Recipient, Faculty Scholars Award, Project on Death in America, 1998-2000
  • Certification in Geriatric Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1991, 2000
  • Director, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, PVAMC, 1989-1998
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America for Geriatric Psychiatry, 1998
  • Director, Medical Student Clerkship in Psychiatry, OHSU, 1994-1997
  • Recipient, Nancy C.A. Roeske, M.D. Certificate of Recognition for Excellence in Medical Student Education, American Psychiatric Association, 1997
  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, Pacific Region, for Geriatric Psychiatry, 1996
  • Recipient, Portland Veterans Affairs Health Care Research Award, 1994
  • Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, 1989
Education:
  • MPH, Emphasis in Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Oregon Health & Science University, 2003
  • MD, Oregon Health & Science University, 1983
  • BA, Yale University, 1978
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Why Do Patients Request Physician-Assisted Suicide?