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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

  • Devin Odom MD

    Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, MO

  • Lynn O'Neill MD

    Emory University, GA

  • Shaida Talebreza MD

    University of Utah, UT

  • Gordon Wood MD

    Northwestern University and Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, IL

  • Holly Yang MD

    Scripps Health, CA

US-Based Faculty

State Name Institution City
Alabama 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
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
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
Shireen Heidari Stanford University Palo Alto
Felicia Hui Stanford University Palo Alto
Eric Isaacs University of California – San Francisco (UCSF) San Francisco
Christine Koniaris VITAS Healthcare – Walnut Creek Walnut Creek
Steve Lai Palo Alto Medical Foundation Sunnyvale
Debra Lotstein Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles
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
Jessica Zitter Alameda Health System Oakland
Colorado Debra Davis University of Colorado – Denver Denver
Chester Dreiman St. Anthony’s Hospital Lakewood
Carol Fowler St. Mary’s Medical Center Grand Junction
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
District of Columbia Rita Manfredi George Washington University Washington
Tessie October Children’s National Medical Center Washington
Grady Paden US Department of Veterans Affairs Washington
Kacie Saulters Georgetown University Washington
Delaware Julie Cooper Christiana Care Health System Newark
Roshni Guerry Christiana Care Health System Newark
Linsey O’Donnell Christiana Care Health System Newark
Amanda Taylor Christiana Care Health System Newark
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 Ali-John Zarrabi Emory University Atlanta
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
Charles Strulovitch Rainbow Hospice Mount Prospect
Julia Vermylen Northwestern University Chicago
Indiana Lori Alesia Heart Center Indianapolis
Gabriel Bosslet Indiana University Indianapolis
Colleen Brown St. Vincent Hospital 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
Zeynep Salih Indiana University Indianapolis
Natasha Tomlinson St. Vincent Hospital Indianapolis
Lucia Wocial Indiana University Indianapolis
Kentucky Lori Earnshaw University of Louisville Louisville
Bill Grenier MD2U – Home-Based Primary Care Louisville
Jessica McFarlin University of Kentucky Lexington
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
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
Rebecca Starr Baystate Medical Center Springfield
Kosha Thakore Newton-Wellesley Hospital Newton
Michigan Ellen Air Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Rana Awdish Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Carol Bridges Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Justin Bright Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Dana Buick Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Kristen Chasteen Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Kelley Dillon Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Caroline Dower Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Maria Harrington Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Sara Hegab Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Mara Hoffert Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Emily Hurst Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Gina Hurst Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Maria Kokas Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Meghan Liroff Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Michael Mendez University of Michigan Ann Arbor
Grace Pagaduan Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Tammy Raffle (Hasan) Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Wendy Robertson Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Lisa Stagner Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Cristina Tita Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Rosemary Weatherston Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Erin Zimny Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Cynthia Zito Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Irena Zmitrovic Henry Ford Health System Detroit
Minnesota 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
Elizabeth 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 Anna Roshal Washington University in St. Louis St. Louis
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
Bridget Tracy Hackensack University Medical Center Hackensack
Leslie Tyrie Rutgers University New Brunswick
New York Sonica Bhatia Mount Sinai Health System New York
Mollie Biewald Mount Sinai Health System New York
Jenny Breznay Maimonides Medical Center New York
Thomas Carroll University of Rochester Rochester
Elizabeth Clark Montefiore Medical Center New York
Susan Cohen NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Kavita Dharmarajan Mount Sinai Health System New York
Lindsay Dow Mount Sinai Health System New York
Laura Evans NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Patricia Ford Community Hospice Albany
Katherine Fox Montefiore Medical Center New York
Maureen Gang New York University (NYU) New York
Laura Gelfman Mount Sinai Health System New York
Corita Grudzen NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Laura Hogan University of Rochester Rochester
Aluko Hope Montefiore Medical Center New York
Rob Horowitz University of Rochester Rochester
Jay Horton Mount Sinai Health System New York
Kara Kerns Mount Sinai Health System New York
Linley Leone Mount Sinai Health System New York
Elizabeth Lindenberger Mount Sinai Health System New York
Nicole Loving Mount Sinai Health System New York
Joseph Lowy NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Shunichi Nakagawa Columbia University Medical Center New York
John Oropello Mount Sinai Health System New York
Christine Osborne University of Rochester Rochester
Michael Perskin NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Beth Popp Maimonides Medical Center New York
Mary Prinzing University of Rochester Rochester
Charlene Recto NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Vanessa Rodriguez Mount Sinai Health System New York
Beth Scarborough Mount Sinai Health System New York
Jennifer Scherer NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Robert Smeltz NYU Langone Medical Center New York
Cardinale Smith Mount Sinai Health System New York
Allison Stark Montefiore Medical Center New York
Audrey Tan SUNY Downstate New York
Katherine Wang Mount Sinai Health System New York
Lawrence Wolf Maimonides Medical Center New York
Christine Zawistowski NYU Langone Medical Center New York
North Carolina Jonathan Fischer Duke University Durham
Karen Jooste Duke University Durham
Ohio May Alabousi University Hospitals Cleveland
Amelia Baffa University Hospitals Cleveland
Todd Barrett Ohio State University (OSU) Wexner Medical Center Columbus
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
Hilary Flint Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center Cincinnati
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
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
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
Oregon Lisa Hansen Compass Oncology Portland
Will Kennedy CareOregon Portland
Richard Mularski Kaiser Permanente – Oregon/Washington Portland
Eriko Onishi Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) 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
Ion Bucaloiu Geisinger Medical Center Danville
Jared Chiarchiaro University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Victor Colaiaco University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Amy Cornell University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Alycia Dalbey Magee-Womens Hospital Pittsburgh
Aaron DeWitt Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia
Lillian Emlet University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Raquel Forsythe University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Heather French Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia
Eron Friedlaender Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia
Roberta Gillespie University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Daniel Hall University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Melinda Hamilton University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Joseph Hines University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Richard Hoffmaster 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
Kelsie Kirchartz University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
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
Scott Maurer Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh 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
J. Andrew Probolus Lancaster General Health Lancaster
Rebecca Rudy University of Pittsburgh – Medical Center Pittsburgh
Rebecca Rust 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
Kaitlyn Snyder Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia Philadelphia
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
South Carolina Gregory Compton Trident Medical Center Charleston
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
Caitlin Siropaides University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center 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
Vermont Laurel Audy University of Vermont Burlington
Lauren Bailey University of Vermont Burlington
Diana Barnard 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
Ann Laramee 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
Patricia Whitney 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
Mark Beiter Virginia Mason Medical Center 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
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
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
Laurence Skendzel Gundersen Health La Crosse
Other Locations in US Carolyn Barlow
Jodie David
Anthony Jones

International Faculty

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

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