Dr. Daniel P Sulmasy, MD

Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD

Dr. Daniel P. Sulmasy, MD

Languages: English
Phone: 202-444-8168
Fax: 877-303-1460

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Specialties
  • Internal Medicine
Conditions I Treat
  • abdominal cramps
  • abdominal distention
  • abdominal pain
  • abnormal bowel movement
  • abnormal stool
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Procedures I Perform
  • administrative physicals
  • blood pressure screening
  • blood test
  • breast cancer screening
  • breast examination
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About the Provider

Dr. Sulmasy is a genral internist and philosopher. He serves as Director of the Kennedy Institute of Ethics at Georgetown University. His academic profile can be accessed at: Daniel Sulmasy » The Kennedy Institute of Ethics (georgetown.edu)

As a U.S. Civil Surgeon, he performs immigration exams.

Education
  • Fellowship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1991)
  • Residency Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1987)
  • Internship Program: Johns Hopkins Hospital (1983)
  • Medical School: Cornell University Medical College (1982)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
Publications

Books

1.   Sulmasy DP. The Healer’s Calling: A Spirituality for Physicians and Other Health Care Professionals. New York: Paulist Press, 1997.

      Translated into Korean by Kim In-Gyu, published as Doctors, Nurses, and God: A Spirituality for Physicians and Health Care Professionals, Catholic Publishing House, Seoul, South Korea, 2010.

      Chapter 2 reprinted as “The Healer’s Calling,” Human Development Fall 2020; 41(1): 62-75.

2.   Sugarman J, Sulmasy DP, eds. Methods in Medical Ethics. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2001, 2nd ed. 2010.

3.   Sulmasy DP. The Rebirth of the Clinic: An Introduction to Spirituality in Health Care. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006.

4.   Sulmasy DP. A Balm for Gilead: Meditations on Spirituality and the Healing Arts. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press, 2006.

5.   Lazenby M, McCorkle R, Sulmasy DP, eds. Safe Passage: A Global Spiritual Sourcebook for Care at the End of Life. New York: Oxford University Press, 2014.

6.   Schatzlein J, Sulmasy DP. Francis the Leper: Faith, Medicine, Theology, and Science. Phoenix, AZ: Tau Publishing, 2014.

7.   Rubenfeld S, Sulmasy DP, eds. Physician Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia: Before, During, and After the Holocaust. Lantham, MD: Rowman and Littlefield, 2020.

 

Selected Articles (out of more than 200):

Sulmasy DP, Geller G, Levine DM, Faden R. The quality of mercy: caring for patients with do not resuscitate orders. JAMA 1992;267:682-686.

Sulmasy DP. Physicians, cost-control, and ethics. Ann Intern Med 1992;116:920-926. (Also reprinted in Three Realms of Managed Care, JW Glaser and RP Hamel, eds., Sheed and Ward, 1997; translated into Italian and published as: Sulmasy DP. Medici, controllo dei costi ed etica. Medic 1993;1:137-144).

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. A biopsychosocial-spiritual model for the care of patients at the end of life. The Gerontologist 2002;42 (Suppl 3): 24-33.

Sulmasy DP. Spiritual issues in the care of dying patients: “…it’s okay between me and God.” JAMA 2006;296:1385-1392.

Sulmasy DP, Snyder L. Substituted interests and best judgments: an integrated model of surrogate decision-making. JAMA 2010;304:1946-7.

Sulmasy DP. The last low whispers of our dead: when is it ethically justifiable to render a patient unconscious until death? Theor Med Bioeth 2018; 39:233-263.

Sulmasy DP. Why dementia-specific advance directives are a misguided idea. J Am Geriatr Soc 2020;38:1603-5.  DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16493

Sulmasy DP. We need more wisdom, not more paper: a reply to Merel and Gaster. J Am Geriatr Soc 2020;38:1609-10. DOI: 10.1111/jgs.16494

 

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Practice Locations
  • 3800 Reservoir Road Northwest
    Pasquerilla Healthcare Center 6th Fl
    Washington, DC 20007
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    Phone: 202-444-8168
    Fax: 877-303-1460

Member of Medical Staff
  • MedStar Georgetown University Hospital