The 2008 Thelma Shobe Lectureship
Daniel Sulmasy, OFM, MD, PhD
Dr. Sulmasy, a Franciscan Friar, holds the Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics at St. Vincent's Hospital--Manhattan and serves as Professor of Medicine and Director of the Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY. He received his A.B. and M.D. degrees from Cornell University and completed his residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship in General Internal Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1995.
He was appointed by Gov. Pataki to the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law in 2005. He serves as editor-in-Chief of the journal, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics, and is the author of four books: The Healer's Calling (1997), Methods in Medical Ethics (2001), The Rebirth of the Clinic (2006) and A Balm for Gilead: Meditations on Spirituality and the Healing Arts (2006). His numerous articles have appeared in medical, philosophical, and theological journals and he has lectured widely both in the U.S. and abroad.
Post Graduate Studies:
Residency, Chief Residency and
Fellowship, Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins
MD -- Cornell '82; PhD -- Georgetown, '95
Cornell U College of Arts and Sciences
Dr. Sulmasy is a general internist and philosopher. His research interests include both theoretical and empirical studies of end-of-life decision making, ethics education, and spirituality in medicine.
Sulmasy DP. The Healer's Calling: A Spirituality for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.
Sugarman J, Sulmasy DP, eds. Methods in Medical Ethics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2001
Sulmasy DP. The Rebirth of the Clinic: An Introduction to Spirituality in Health Care. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006
Sulmasy DP, Terry PB, Weisman CS, Miller DJ, Stallings RY, Vettese MA, Haller KB. The accuracy of substituted judgments in patients with terminal diagnoses. Ann Intern Med 1998;128:621-629.
Sulmasy DP, Pellegrino ED. The rule of double-effect: clearing up the double talk. Arch Intern Med 1999;159:545-550.
Special Website of Interest
The Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College
At this site an instructional DVD is available for viewing online or download.
The title: Spirituality, Religious Wisdom and the Care of the Patient