Dr. Daniel Sulmasy has been named the new director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. Dr. Sulmasy is the André Hellegers professor of Biomedical Ethics. He is a professor of medicine at the School of Medicine and holds joint appointments at the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical Center, the Kennedy Institute of Ethics, and the Department of philosophy in Georgetown College.
Dr. Sulmasy is a world renowned scholar and clinician in bioethics, with special attention to end-of-life decision making, informed consent for research, and spirituality in medicine. He is the author or editor of seven books, most recently Physician assisted suicide and euthanasia: before, during, and after the Holocaust, The Healer's Calling (1997), Methods in Medical Ethics (2001; 2nd ed. 2010), The Rebirth of the Clinic (2006), A Balm for Gilead (2006), Safe Passage: A Global Spiritual Sourcebook for Care at the End of Life (2013), and Francis the Leper: Faith, Medicine, Theology, and Science (2014). He also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.
He also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.