Dr. Richard Marfuggi is not only a practicing Board Certified Plastic Surgeon but also the first medical doctor to hold a doctorate in Medical Humanities – the interdisciplinary application of the Humanities, the Social Sciences and the Arts to medical education and health care delivery. He has a strong interest in medical ethics, medical history and medical education. To that end, Dr. Marfuggi serves as: Adjunct Professor at both the Caspersen School of Graduate Studies and the Theological School of Drew University, Vice President of the Medical History Society of New Jersey, Academic Director of the National Student Leadership Conference on Medicine and Health Care. He is a member of the Committee on Biomedical Ethics for the New Jersey State Medical Society and consultant to the New York State Office of Professional Medical Conduct.
Since joining the Board, Dr. Marfuggi has worked to raise awareness of the needs of the visually impaired, to incorporate digital technology into the care plan of Lighthouse Guild’s clients and patients. Currently in his third decade as Artistic Supernumerary at the Metropolitan Opera, he strives to practice the most scientific of the humanities and the most humane of the sciences.