Last updated on: 6/4/2008 | Author: ProCon.org

Sean Morrison, MD Biography

Title:
Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care at Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Position:
Not Clearly Pro or Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
Reasoning:

“Persons requesting and receiving assistance in dying are seriously ill with little time to live and a high burden of physical suffering.”

“Characteristics of Patients Requesting and Receiving Physician-Assisted Death,” Archives of Internal Medicine, 2003

Theoretical Expertise Ranking:
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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:
  • Established the Acute Care for the Elderly (ACE) Unit at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and served as its director from 1995-1997
  • Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Professor of Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Principal investigator of a $1.5 million Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality grant designed to improve the detection and management of pain in acute care hospitals
  • Brookdale National Fellowship in Geriatric Medicine
  • Project on Death in America Faculty Scholars Award
  • Recipient, Mentored Clinical Scientist Development Award
  • Paul Beeson Physician Faculty Scholar in Aging Research
Education:
  • Fellowship Training in Geriatrics, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Residency Training in Internal Medicine, New York Hospital Cornell Medical Center
  • MD, University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine
  • BSc, Brown University
Other:
  • None found
Quoted in:
  1. Should Terri Schiavo's Feeding Tube Have Been Removed?