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VALHALLA, N.Y., May 18, 2009–New York Medical College will award 183 doctor of medicine (M.D.) degrees, 26 doctor of physical therapy (D.P.T.) degrees, 9 doctor of philosophy (Ph.D.) degrees, 50 master of science (M.S.) degrees, 98 master of public health (M.P.H.) degrees and 3 doctor of public health (Dr.P.H.) degrees at the university’s 150th Commencement, May 27 at 5:00 p.m. in Carnegie Hall, New York City. Daniel P. Sulmasy, O.F.M., M.D., Ph.D., professor of medicine and director of the Bioethics Institute at New York Medical College will address the Class of 2009.

Dr. Sulmasy, a Franciscan friar, general internist, philosopher and a world renowned scholar, joined the College faculty in 1998, the same year he was awarded the Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Manhattan. His expert opinion is frequently called upon for controversial topics in the news such as physician-assisted suicide, life-extension technologies, stem cell research and cloning.

He received an A.B. degree with honors from Cornell University College of Arts in 1978 and his M.D. degree from Cornell University Medical College in 1982. He completed his residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship in internal medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his Ph.D. with distinction in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1995.