Samuel Gorovitz, Ph.D., has long pursued issues that transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries. A former Dean of Arts and Sciences at Syracuse University, he has also been Baker-Hostetler Professor of Law at Cleveland Marshall College of Law, Dearing-Daly Professor of Bioethics and Humanities at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Bioethicist in Residence at Yale and Founding Director of the Renee Crown University Honors Program at Syracuse.
He has given more than 200 invited lectures on five continents and has published extensively on topics in philosophy and public policy. He has been a consultant to PBS, the World Health Organization and many federal agencies. Professor Gorovitz has been interviewed on programs such as “All Things Considered,” the “Larry King Show,” the “Diane Rehm Show” and the “Studs Terkel Show.” He has also been quoted in magazines ranging from Ladies Home Journal to The New Yorker. His publications include more than 130 articles, reviews and editorials in philosophical journals, medical journals, public policy journals and newspapers.
He is author of “Doctors’ Dilemmas: Moral Conflict and Medical Care” (Oxford, 1985) and “Drawing the Line: Life, Death, and Ethical Choices in an American Hospital” (Oxford, 1991). He received his B.S. from MIT in 1960 and his Ph.D. from Stanford in 1963. He especially favors vigorous dialogue with his audiences.