Last updated on: 9/24/2012 | Author: ProCon.org

Louis C. Lasagna, MD Biography

Title:
Former Dean of the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts University
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“[A] rigid, dogmatic attitude toward death is historically, scientifically and morally indefensible.”

Life, Death, and the Doctor, 1968

Involvement and Affiliations:
  • Dean Emeritus, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, 2002-2003
  • PhD, Honoris Causa, University of Alcala, 1998
  • Dean, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, Tufts University, 1984-2002
  • ScD, Honoris Causa, Rutgers University, 1983
  • ScD, Honoris Causa, Hahnemann Medical School, 1980
  • Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1970-1984
  • Chairman, Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry, 1970-1980
  • Founder, Center for the Study of Drug Development, University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • Professor of Medicine and Pharmacology, Johns Hopkins University, 1954-1970
  • Founder, Clinincal Pharmacology Department, Johns Hopkins University
  • Fellowship in Anesthesia, Harvard Medical School
  • Expert Testimony, Congressional Kefauver hearings
  • President, Rochester Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Writer, Director, and Actor, Mighty Lasagna Players, University of Rochester Department of Phamacology Medical and Toxicology
  • Member, National Committee to Review Procedures for the Approval of New Cancer and AIDS Drugs
Education:
  • MD, Columbia University, 1947
  • BA, Rutgers University, 1943
Other:
  • Died Aug. 6, 2003