Daniel P. Sulmasy, O.F.M., M.D., Ph.D. is a Franciscan Friar who holds the Sisters of Charity Chair in Ethics at St. Vincent's Hospital-Manhattan, and serves as a professor of medicine and director of the Bioethics Institute of New York Medical College. He received his A.B. and M.D. degrees from Cornell University and completed his residency, chief residency, and post-doctoral fellowship at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. He received his Ph.D. in philosophy from Georgetown University in 1995. His books include The Healer's Calling and Methods in Medical Ethics. He also serves as editor-in-chief of the journal Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics.