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Daniel P. Sulmasy MD, PhD, MACP

Kilbride-Clinton Professor of Medicine and Ethics, The Department of Medicine and Divinity School

Associate Director, MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics

Daniel Sulmasy, MD, PhD, MACP, has expertise in general internal medicine with a particular interest in end‐of‐life care. He is a U.S. Civil Surgeon and is authorized to perform immigration physicals.

Dr. Sulmasy is a member of the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues. An ethicist and a practicing physician, Dr. Sulmasy studies end‐of‐life decision making, ethics education and spirituality in medicine.

In addition to serving on the editorial boards of several academic journals, he is the editor‐in‐chief of the journal, Theoretical Medicine and Bioethics. He previously served as Chair of the Ethics Committee of the Society of General Internal Medicine and on the Board of Directors for the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities.

A prolific author and speaker, Dr. Sulmasy has lectured on ethics and medicine extensively throughout the United States and Europe. He is the author or editor of six books and has written more than 200 peer‐reviewed journal articles on topics such as the ethics of stem cell research, physician assisted suicide, informed consent, and surrogate‐decision making.

Practice Locations

The University of Chicago Medicine
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Duchossois Center for Advanced Medicine
5758 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Year Started Practice


Board Certification

Internal Medicine

Medical School

Cornell University Medical College

Internship, Residency and Fellowship

Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore

Additional Graduate Degrees

Graduate Certificate in Epidemiology, Johns Hopkins School of Hygiene and Public Health, Baltimore
PhD, Philosophy, Georgetown University, Washington DC


American College of Physicians
American Society for Bioethics and Humanities
American Society for Law, Medicine and Ethics
Association of Sister, Brother and Priest Physicians
European Society for Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care
Society of General Internal Medicine

Languages Spoken



Office Phone

(773) 702-6840

Office Fax

(773) 702-0090

Office Postal Address

Daniel Sulmasy MD, PhD, MACP
MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics
5841 S. Maryland Avenue, MC 6098
Chicago, IL 60637

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Clinical Interests

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Learn More About Dr. Sulmasy

The University of Chicago Medicine's Science Life blog covers Dr. Sulmasy's appointment to a Presidential Commission that will advise the president on issues including, scientific advances in genomics, biotechnology, stem cell research and health care.

Selected Publications

View a partial list of Dr. Sulmasy's publications through the National Library of Medicine's PubMed online database.