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OB/GYN with Expertise in Bioethics Joins Albany Medical College

ALBANY, N.Y., December 6, 2011—Paul Burcher, M.D., Ph.D., has joined Obstetrics and Gynecology at Albany Medical Center and has been appointed assistant professor in the department of obstetrics and gynecology at Albany Medical College. In addition, he will serve as assistant professor at the Alden March Bioethics Institute at Albany Medical College.

Dr. Burcher comes from Oregon Health Sciences University, where he served as clinical associate professor and clerkship director. He also was an obstetrician and gynecologist at Peace Health Medical Group in Oregon. He completed a residency in OB/GYN at the University of Rochester in N.Y., and received his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. He is a fellow of the American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. Burcher recently received a doctorate in philosophy from the University of Oregon, where he also received a master of arts in philosophy. As an ethicist, he has a particular interest in the doctor/patient relationship and physician empathy.

To make an appointment with Dr. Burcher, patients should call (518) 262-4942.

Albany Medical Center, northeastern New York’s only academic health sciences center, is one of the largest private employers in the Capital Region. It incorporates the 651-bed Albany Medical Center Hospital, which offers the widest range of medical and surgical services in the region, and the Albany Medical College, which trains the next generation of doctors, scientists and other healthcare professionals,  and which also includes a biomedical research enterprise and the region’s largest physicians practice with 325 doctors. Albany Medical Center works with dozens of community partners to improve the region’s health and quality of life. For more information: or


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