Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at New York Medical College
Con to the question "Should Euthanasia or Physician-Assisted Suicide Be Legal?"
"The debate over assisted suicide has helped to stimulate the medical community, and palliative care specialists in particular, into accepting the challenge to provide better care at the end of life. What we have learned from the Netherlands, Australia, and Oregon, however, indicates that legal sanction for assisted suicide and euthanasia complicates, distracts, and interferes with the effort to improve end-of-life care."
Cowritten with Kathleen Foley, "Conclusion," The Case against Assisted Suicide: For the Right to End-of-Life Care, 2002
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, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, New York Medical College
Co-founder, Director of Special Projects, and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Suicide Prevention International (SPI), 2006-present
Former Medical Director, American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Former Executive Director, Center for Psychosocial Studies
Recipient, Louis I. Dublin Award, American Association of Suicidology
MD, New York University School of Medicine, 1949
BA, Columbia College, 1945
Testified before Congress on July 14, 1998 for the House of Representatives Subcommittee hearing on Lethal Drug Abuse Prevention Act