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Senior Faculty

  • Michael Barnett MD

    University of Alabama, AL

  • Stephen Berns MD

    University of Vermont, VT

  • Elise Carey MD

    Mayo Clinic, MN

  • Julie Childers MD

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

  • Rene Claxton MD

    University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

  • Lyle Fettig MD

    Indiana University School of Medicine, IN

  • Jillian Gustin MD

    The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

  • Caroline Hurd MD

    University of Washington, Harborview Medical Center, WA

  • Juan Iregui MD

    CHI Franciscan Health System, WA

  • Amy Kelley MD

    Mount Sinai Hospital, NY

  • Lynn O'Neill MD

    Emory University, GA

  • Gordon Wood MD

    Northwestern University and Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, IL

  • Holly Yang MD

    Scripps Health, CA

Alabama
Michael Barnett – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Kerri Bevis – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Catherine Brown – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Sandy Frazier – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Heather Herrington – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Mohamed Kazamel – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Vineeta Kumar – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Todd McCarty – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Ashley Nichols – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Lanier O’Hare – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Katie Slaughter – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Marilyn Smith – University of Alabama, Birmingham
Richard Taylor – University of Alabama, Birmingham

Alaska
Tram Chu – Providence Family Medicine Center, Anchorage
Janel Kam-Magruder – Providence Family Medicine Center, Anchorage

Arizona
Carolyn Barlow – Infinity Hospice Care, Phoenix

Arkansas

California
Wendy Anderson – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
Rebecca Aslakson – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Linda Bulman – Alameda Health System, Oakland
Brook Calton – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
Bonnie Chen – Kaiser Permanente – Northern California, Oakland
Susie Chun – Long Beach Memorial Medical Center, Long Beach
Michael Cohn – Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale
Christine Koniaris – VITAS Healthcare, Walnut Creek
Daniel Cox – Ventura County Medical Center, Ventura
DorAnne Donesky – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
Lael Duncan – Coalition for Compassionate Care of California, Sacramento
Joshua Fronk – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Vanessa Grubbs – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
Stephanie Harman – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Eric Isaacs – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
Steve Lai – Palo Alto Medical Foundation, Sunnyvale
Liz Macera – Kaiser Permanente – San Leandro, Castro Valley
Lynnea Mills – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
James Mittelberger – Optum Center For Palliative And Supportive Care, Oakland
Kevin Nguyen – Kaiser Permanente – Northern California, Oakland
Judy Passaglia – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Christopher Pietras – University of California – Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles
Sarah Piper – Kaiser Permanente – Northern California, Oakland
Thomas Reid – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
Monique Schaulis – Kaiser Permanente – Northern California, Oakland
Scott Schmidt – Kaiser Permanente – Northern California, Oakland
Karla Schroeder – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Heather Shaw – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Cyrena Simons – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Winnie Teuteberg – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Michael Westley – Stanford University, Palo Alto
Eric Widera – University of California – San Francisco (UCSF), San Francisco
Holly Yang – Scripps Health, San Diego
Jessica Zitter – Alameda Health System, Oakland

Colorado
Chester Dreiman – St. Anthony’s Hospital, Lakewood
David Nowels – University of Colorado – Denver, Denver
Rebecca Vogel – Centura Health, Centennial
Jeanie Youngwerth – University of Colorado – Denver, Denver

Connecticut
Ross Albert – Hartford Hospital, Hartford
Joanne Kuntz – University of Connecticut, Farmington
Laura Morrison – Yale University, New Haven

Delaware
Amanda Cooper – Christiana Care Health System, Newark
Julie Cooper – Christiana Care Health System, Newark
Roshni Guerry – Christiana Care Health System, Newark
Linsey O’Donnell – Christiana Care Health System, Newark

District of Columbia
Tessie October – Children’s National Medical Center, Washington, DC
Grady Paden – US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC

Florida
Marie-Carmelle Elie – University of Florida, Gainesville
Toni Glover – University of Florida, Gainesville
Barbara Lubrano – Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa
Diane Portman – Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa

Georgia
Lynn O’Neill – Emory University, Atlanta

Hawaii

Idaho
Peter Kozisek – St. Luke’s Health System, Boise

Illinois
Jessica Montalvo – Northwestern University, Chicago
Simon Schrick-Senasac – Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
Melanie Smith – Northwestern University, Chicago
Julia Vermylen – Northwestern University, Chicago
Gordon Wood – Northwestern University, Chicago

Indiana
Gabriel Bosslet – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Colleen Brown – St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
Lyle Fettig – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Sandra Fowler – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Joan Haase – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Areeba Jawed – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Karen Moody – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Erin Newton – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Jason Niehaus – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Rafael Rosario – Indiana University, Indianapolis
Natasha Tomlinson – St. Vincent Hospital, Indianapolis
Lucia Wocial – Indiana University, Indianapolis

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky
Lori Earnshaw – University of Louisville, Louisville
Bill Grenier – MD2U – Home-Based Primary Care, Louisville
Jessica McFarlin – University of Kentucky, Lexington

Louisiana

Maine
Mary Becker – Maine Medical Center, Portland
Lauren Michalakes – Pen Bay Health Care, Rockport

Maryland
Renee Boss – Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore

Massachusetts
Janet Abrahm – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Rachelle Bernacki – Harvard University, Boston
Mary Buss – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline
Robert Cohen – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline
Corrie Cole – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Laura Iglesias-Lino – Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
Juliet Jacobsen – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
Joshua Lakin – Harvard Medical School, Boston
Andrew Lawton – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Kathleen Lee – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Kei Ouchi – Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston
Joanna Paladino – Ariadne Labs, Boston
Julia Ragland – Harvard Medical School, Boston
Laura Rock – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Brookline
Erin Salvador – Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
Justin Sanders – Ariadne Labs, Boston
Kristen Schaefer – Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Boston
Amy Ship – Atrius HealthCare, Brookline
Rebecca Starr – Baystate Medical Center, Springfield
Kosha Thakore – Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Newton

Michigan
Rana Awdish – Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Dana Buick – Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Kristen Chasteen – Henry Ford Health System, Detroit
Michael Mendez – University of Michigan, Ann Arbor
Erin Zimny – Henry Ford Health System, Detroit

Minnesota
Elise Carey – Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Christopher Collura – Mayo Clinic, Rochester
James Deming – Mayo Clinic Health System – Northwest Wisconsin, Rochester
Molly Feely – Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Gregory Hanson – Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Brett Hendel-Paterson – HealthPartners, Bloomington
Beth Jeffrey – Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis
Keith Mansel – Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Ankit Mehta – HealthPartners, Bloomington
Annette Nijjar – Hennepin County Medical Center, Minneapolis
Drew Rosielle – Fairview Health Services, Minneapolis
Emily Sinn – Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Megan Thorvilson – Mayo Clinic, Rochester
Elizabeth Uchitelle – University of Minnesota, Minneapolis
Kelly Wu – Mayo Clinic, Rochester

Mississippi
Sharon Douglas – University of Mississippi, Jackson

Missouri
Devin Odom – Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis
Anna Roshal – Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire
Amelia Cullinan – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth
Stephen Rust – Capital Region Palliative Care and Hospice, Concord
Max Vergo – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth
Matthew Wilson – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, Dartmouth

New Jersey
Rebecca Goett – Rutgers University, New Brunswick
Stephen Goldfine – Samaritan Healthcare and Hospice, Marlton
Leslie Tyrie – Rutgers University, New Brunswick

New Mexico

New York
Mollie Biewald – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Jenny Breznay – Maimonides Medical Center, New York City
Thomas Carroll – University of Rochester, Rochester
Elizabeth Clark – Montefiore Medical Center, New York City
Susan Cohen – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Kavita Dharmarajan – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Lindsay Dow – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Laura Evans – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Patricia Ford – Community Hospice, Albany
Katherine Fox – Montefiore Medical Center, New York City
Maureen Gang – New York University (NYU), New York City
Laura Gelfman – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Corita Grudzen – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Laura Hogan – University of Rochester, Rochester
Aluko Hope – Montefiore Medical Center, New York City
Rob Horowitz – University of Rochester, Rochester
Jay Horton – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Amy Kelley – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Kara Kerns – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Linley Leone – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Elizabeth Lindenberger – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Nicole Loving – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Joseph Lowy – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Shunichi Nakagawa – Columbia University, New York City
John Oropello – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Christine Osborne – University of Rochester, Rochester
Michael Perskin – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Beth Popp – Maimonides Medical Center, New York City
Mary Prinzing – University of Rochester, Rochester
Charlene Recto – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Vanessa Rodriguez – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Beth Scarborough – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Jennifer Scherer – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Robert Smeltz – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City
Cardinale Smith – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Allison Stark – Montefiore Medical Center, New York City
Audrey Tan – SUNY Downstate, New York City
Bridget Tracy – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Niamh van Meines – Practitioner Solutions, New York City
Katherine Wang – Mount Sinai Health System, New York City
Lawrence Wolf – Maimonides Medical Center, New York City
Christine Zawistowski – NYU Langone Medical Center, New York City

North Carolina
Jonathan Fischer – Duke University, Durham
Karen Jooste – Duke University, Durham

North Dakota

Ohio
May Alabousi – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Amelia Baffa – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Hollis Berthold – University Hospitals, Cleveland
DonnaMaria Cortezzo – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Debbie Dubeansky – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Tricia Eaton – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Kate Eilenfeld – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Marwah Farooqui – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Stephanie Fleming – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Kim Frier – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Dan Gauntner – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Theresa Giersz – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Lauren Goodman – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Jillian Gustin – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Cheryl Hall – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Cassandra Hirsh – Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron
Candace Jennings – James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute, Columbus
Ed Kilbane – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Kim Kinder – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Anne Kolenic – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Jenn McCallister – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Mark Meyer – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, Cincinnati
Kathryn Miller – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Charles Miller – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Kavitha Norton – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Marlene Oliver – St. John Medical Center, Westlake
Amy Pound – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Ajita Prabhu – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Steven Radwany – Summa Health System, Akron
Lori Ruder – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Patricia Rudler – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Elie Saade – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Manish Srivastava – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Robin Vachon-Kraut – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Virgina Vatev – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Liz Weinstein – University Hospitals, Cleveland
Sharla Wells-DiGregorio – Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center, Columbus
Colletta Yurmanovich – University Hospitals, Cleveland

Oklahoma

Oregon
Lisa Hansen – Compass Oncology, Portland
Will Kennedy – CareOregon, Portland
Richard Mularski – Kaiser Permanente – Oregon/Washington, Portland
Katie Stowers – Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland
Craig Tanner – Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU), Portland
Kristina Youngs – CareOregon, Portland

Pennsylvania
Tara Bamat – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Stephanie Boehm – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Donald Boyer – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Julie Childers – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Rene Claxton – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Victor Colaiaco – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Amy Cornell – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Aaron DeWitt – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Lillian Emlet – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Heather French – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Eron Friedlaender – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Joseph Hines – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Jennifer Hwang – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Jennifer James – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Joshua Jones – University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Leslie Kersun – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Veronica Kozar – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Maggie Lattanzio – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Janet Leahy – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Amanda Lerman – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Kathleen Lindell – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Nicolette Mininni – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Jane Minturn – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Wynne Morrison – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Barbara Nightingale – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Shefali Parikh – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Rebecca Rudy – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Jane Schell – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Courtlyn Schmalzried – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Jamie Shogan – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Christi Stewart – Lancaster General Health, Lancaster
Amy Swindell – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Sandy Wagner – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Jennifer Walter – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia
Deborah Way – Corporal Michal J. Crescenz (CMC) VA Medical Center, Philadelphia
Joan Williams – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Maggie Yaw – University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center, Pittsburgh
Lisa Zaoutis – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Rhode Island

South Carolina
Gregory Compton – Trident Medical Center, Charleston

South Dakota

Tennessee
Maie El-Sourady – Vanderbilt University, Nashville
Holly Spraker-Perlman – St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis

Texas
Ursula Braun – Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas
Laurel Kilpatrick – Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas
Autumn Stratton – Baylor Scott and White Health, Dallas
Deborah Villarreal – South Texas Veterans Health Care System, San Antonio

Utah
Anna Beck – University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Holli Martinez – University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Shane Petersen – University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Mary Joan Sheetz – University of Utah, Salt Lake City
Shaida Talebreza – University of Utah, Salt Lake City

Vermont
Lauren Bailey – University of Vermont, Burlington
Diana Barnard – University of Vermont, Burlington
Stephen Berns – University of Vermont, Burlington
Zail Berry – University of Vermont, Burlington
Kacey Boyle – University of Vermont, Burlington
Alicia Calacci – University of Vermont, Burlington
Kat Cheung – University of Vermont, Burlington
Jaina Clough – University of Vermont, Burlington
Maj Eisinger – University of Vermont, Burlington
Janet Ely – University of Vermont, Burlington
Lindsay Gagnon – University of Vermont, Burlington
Jonna Goulding – University of Vermont, Burlington
Bob Gramling – University of Vermont, Burlington
Jen Hauptman – University of Vermont, Burlington
Naomi Hodde – University of Vermont, Burlington
Priscilla Minkin – University of Vermont, Burlington
David Rand – University of Vermont, Burlington
Abbey Rouleau – University of Vermont, Burlington
Myrna Sanchez – University of Vermont, Burlington
Sharon Shannon – University of Vermont, Burlington
Elise Tarbi – University of Vermont, Burlington
Iris Toedt-Pingel – University of Vermont, Burlington

Virginia
Thomas Morel – Carilion Clinic, Roanoke
Christopher Pile – Carilion Clinic, Roanoke

Washington
Josie Amory – University of Washington, Seattle
Anne Anderson – Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Ailey Armstrong – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle
Molly Bumpus – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle
Jonna Clark – Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Karen Clay – University of Washington, Seattle
Heather Coats – Valley Medical Center, Renton
Claire Creutzfeldt – University of Washington, Seattle
Jennie Dulas – VitalTalk, Seattle
Jim Fausto – University of Washington, Seattle
Annie Hirano – University of Washington, Seattle
Caroline Hurd – University of Washington, Seattle
Juan Iregui – CHI Franciscan Health System, Tacoma
David Kregenow – EvergreenHealth, Kirkland
Dan Lam – University of Washington, Seattle
Elizabeth Loggers – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Seattle
Lu Marchand – University of Washington, Seattle
Susan Merel – University of Washington, Seattle
Sarah Merrifield – Providence St. Peter Hospital, Olympia
Megan Morrison – University of Washington, Seattle
Mimi Pattison – CHI Franciscan Health System, Tacoma
Elizabeth Perry – Valley Medical Center, Renton
Abby Rosenberg – Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Katie Schlenker – University of Washington, Seattle
Rashmi Sharma – University of Washington, Seattle
Lynne Taylor – Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
Alisa Van Cleave – Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Wendy Wank – Virginia Mason Medical Center, Seattle
Susan Wong – University of Washington, Seattle

West Virginia

Wisconsin
Toby Campbell – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Michael Claessens – Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
Agron Ismaili – Aurora/Lakeshore, Milwaukee
Sara Johnson – University of Wisconsin, Madison
Tomasz Okon – Marshfield Clinic, Marshfield
Jackie Yaeger – Gundersen Health, La Crosse

Wyoming


International
David Holden – Northern Adelaide Palliative Service, Adelaide, Australia
Robyn Thomas – Royal Hobart Hospital, Hobart, Australia
Sarah Thompson – Neringah Hospital – Wahroonga, Wahroonga, Australia
Amy Waters – St. George Hospital & Community Health Service, Sydney, Australia
Amanda Roze – University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada
Jacqueline Yuen – Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Leonardo Potenza – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Reggio Emilia, Italy
Misuzu Yuasa – Tsu Family Clinic, Tsu, Japan
Jonathan Adler – Capital and Coast District Health Board, Wellington, New Zealand
Lee Anderson – Nurse Maude Clinic, Christchurch, New Zealand
Jim Edwards – Canterbury District Health Board, Christchurch, New Zealand
Julia Holyoake – Nurse Maude Clinic, Christchurch, New Zealand
Prue McCallum – Waipuna Hospice, Tauranga, New Zealand
Elizabeth Stallworthy – Auckland District Health Board, Auckland, New Zealand

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