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Fall Update

At SPS this fall, all courses, other than pre-established online courses, will be offered face-to-face in our New York City classrooms. Some of these face-to-face courses will be offered in the HyFlex format to ensure that all of our students can make progress toward their degree requirements, if faced with delays due to student visas or vaccination effectiveness wait times.
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David N. Hoffman

Lecturer in the Discipline of Bioethics

David N. Hoffman is a health care attorney and clinical ethicist and is the Chief Compliance Officer at Carthage Area Hospital, where he supports the clinical and administrative staff in the areas of ethical practice and legal compliance. He has written on a variety of healthcare subjects including use of medical imaging technology in litigation, equal protection rights of physicians, and regulatory responses to the emerging physician shortage, and has served on and advised hospital ethics committees and institutional review boards. He was a member of the faculty of the Montefiore Medical Center/NYU Pilot Certificate Program on Human Research Subject Protection. Hoffman is a volunteer member of the Surrogate Decision-Making Committee of the New York State Department of Health, Commission on Quality of Care/Justice Center. He served as the Chair of the Committee on Bioethical Issues of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (ABCNY) and as a member of the Committee on Professional Ethics of the New York State Bar Association. He was the principal author of the committee's advisory opinion on internet-based attorney referral services. He previously served as the Legislative Liaison for the Special Committee on Medical Malpractice at ABCNY, where he authored the Association’s policy statement on the National Practitioner Databank. He also chaired the ABCNY Sub-Committee on human transplant organ procurement. Mr. Hoffman completed the pilot post-graduate program in Bioethics and the Medical Humanities at Columbia University Medical Center.


  • J.D., State University of New York at Buffalo