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Senior Faculty

  • Wendy Anderson MD

    University of California San Francisco, CA

  • 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

  • Sara Johnson MD

    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health, WI

  • Amy Kelley MD

    Mount Sinai Hospital, NY

  • Lynn O'Neill MD

    Emory University, GA

  • Devin Odom MD

    Washington University School of Medicine and Barnes Jewish Hospital, MO

  • Shaida Talebreza MD

    University of Utah , George E. Wahlen Department of Veterans Affairs, UT

  • Gordon Wood MD

    Northwestern University and Midwest Palliative and Hospice Care Center, IL

  • Holly Yang MD

    Scripps Health, CA

Alabama

Kerri Bevis MD – University of Alabama, AL

Alaska

Janel Kam-Magruder MD – Providence Health & Services, AK

Arizona

Carrie Barlow MD – Infinity Hospice Care, AZ

Arkansas

California

Linda Bulman MD – Highland Hospital and Alameda Health System, CA

Brook Calton MD – University of California, San Francisco, CA

Bonnie Chen MD – Kaiser Permanente, CA

Michael Cohn MD – Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA

Daniel Cox MD – Ventura Family Medicine, CA

DorAnne Donesky MD – University of California, San Francisco, CA

Joshua Fronk MD – Stanford University Medical Center, CA

Stephanie Harman MD – Stanford University, CA

Eric Isaacs MD – University of California, San Francisco, CA

Steve Lai MD – Palo Alto Medical Foundation, CA

Liz Macera MD – Kaiser Permanente, CA

Lynnea Mills MD – University of California, San Francisco, CA

Kevin Nguyen MD – Kaiser Permanente, CA

Judy Passaglia MD – Stanford Health Care, CA

Christopher Pietras MD – University of California, Los Angeles, CA

Tom Reid MD – University of California, San Francisco, CA

Monique Schaulis MD – Kaiser Permanente, CA

Scott Schmidt MD – Kaiser Permanente, CA

Cyrena Torrey Simons MD – Stanford University Hospital, CA

Katherine Ward MD – University of California, Los Angeles Medical Center, CA

Eric Widera MD – University of California, San Francisco, CA

Jessica Zitter MD – Highland Hospital and Alameda Health System, CA

Colorado

Chester Dreiman MD – St. Anthony Hospital, CO

David Nowels MD – University of Colorado School of Medicine, CO

Rebecca Vogel MD – Saint Anthony’s Hospital, CO

Jeanie Youngwerth MD – University of Colorado School of Medicine, CO

Connecticut

Laura Morrison MD – Yale University School of Medicine, CT

Delaware

Linsey O’Donnell MD – Christiana Care Health System, DE

Florida

Marie-Carmelle Elie MD – University of Florida College of Medicine, FL

Toni Glover MD – University of Florida, College of Nursing, FL

Barbara Lubrano MD – Moffitt Cancer Center, FL

Diane Portman MD – Moffitt Cancer Center, FL

Georgia

Lynn Bunch O’Neill MD – Emory University, GA

Joanne Kuntz MD – Emory University, GA

Hawaii

Idaho

Peter Kozisek MD – St. Luke’s Health System, ID

Illinois

Jessica Montalvo MD – Northwestern University, IL

Simon Schrick-Senasac MD – Rush University Medical Center, IL

Melanie Smith MD – Northwestern University, IL

Indiana

Gabe Bosslet MD – Indiana University, IN

Colleen Brown MD – St. Vincent Hospital, IN

Joan Haase Phd, RN – Indiana University School of Nursing, IN

Areeba Jawed MD – Indiana University, IN

Karen Moody MD – Riley Hospital for Children, IN

Erin Newton MD – Indiana University School of Medicine, IN

Rafael Rosario – Indiana University School of Medicine, IN

Natasha Tomlinson MD – St. Vincent Hospital, IN

Lucia Wocial MD – Indiana University Health and Indiana University School of Nursing, IN

Iowa

Kansas

Kentucky

Lori Earnshaw MD – University of Louisville, KY

Bill Grenier MD – MD2U, KY

Louisiana

Maine

Lauren Michalakes MD – Pen Bay Health Care, ME

Maryland

Rebecca Aslakson MD – The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, MD

Renee Boss MD – Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and Berman Institute for Bioethics, MD

Massachusetts

Rachelle Bernacki MD – Dana Farber Cancer Institute and Harvard Medical School, MA

Mary Buss MD – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard School of Medicine, MA

Robert Cohen MD – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center and Harvard Medical School, MA

Laura Iglesias-Lino MD – Baystate Medical Center, MA

Kathleen Lee MD – Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School, MA

Kei Ouchi MD – Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard School of Medicine, MA

Laura Rock MD – Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center & Harvard Medical School, MA

Kristen Schaefer MD – Dana Farber Cancer Institute & Harvard Medical School, MA

Rebecca Starr MD – Baystate Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine, MA

Michigan

Rana Awdish MD – Henry Ford Health System, MI

Dana Buick MD – Henry Ford Health System, MI

Kristen Chasteen MD – Henry Ford Health System, MI

Michael Mendez MD – University of Michigan Hospitals, MI

Erin Zimny MD – Henry Ford Health System, MI

Minnesota

Annette Bloesch MD – Hennepin County Medical Center, MN

Christopher Collura MD – Mayo Clinic, MN

Molly Feely MD – Mayo Clinic, MN

Gregory Hanson MD – Mayo Clinic, MN

Brett Hendel-Paterson MD – HealthPartners & University of Minnesota, MN

Elizabeth Jeffrey MD – Fairview Health Services, MN

Keith Mansel MD – Mayo Clinic, MN

Ankit Mehta MD – Health Partners, MN

Annette Nijjar MD – Hennepin County Medical Center, MN

Jeff Rabatin MD – Mayo Clinic, MN

Drew Rosielle MD – University of Minnesota Medical School, MN

Emily Sinn MD – Mayo Clinic, MN

Elizabeth Uchitelle MD – University of Minnesota Medical Center, MN

Mississippi

Sharon Patricia Douglas MD – University of Mississippi Medical Center, MS

Missouri

Anna Beck MD – Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital, MO

Anna Roshal MD – Washington University and Barnes Jewish Hospital, MO

Montana

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

Amelia Cullinan MD – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, NH

Max Vergo MD – Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center, NH

New Jersey

Rebecca Goett MD – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, NJ

Stephen Goldfine MD – Samaritan healthcare and Hospice, NJ

Leslie Tyrie MD – Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, NJ

New Mexico

New York

Jennifer Breznay MD – Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Thomas Carroll MD – University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

Susan Cheng MD – NYU Langone Medical Center, NY

Elizabeth Clark MD – Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Susan Cohen MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Kavita Dharmarajan MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Lindsay Dow MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Laura Evans MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Patricia Ford MD – Community Hospice, NY

Katherine Fox MD – Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Maureen Gang MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Laura Gelfman MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Corita Grudzen MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Patricia Ford MD – Community Hospice, NY

Laura Hogan MD – University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

Aluko Hope MD – Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Robert Horowitz MD – University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

Elizabeth Lindenberger MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Joseph Lowy MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Shunichi Nakagawa MD – Columbia University, NY

John Oropello MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Christine Osborne MD – University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

Michael Perskin MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Beth Popp MD – Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Mary Prinzing MD– University of Rochester Medical Center, NY

Charlene Recto MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Jennifer Scherer MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

Ashley Shreves MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Robert Smeltz MD – Bellevue Hospital, NY

Cardinale Smith MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Allison Stark MD – Montefiore Medical Center, NY

Jessica Stetz MD – State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, NY

Audrey Tan MD – State University of New York Downstate College of Medicine, NY

Bridget Tracy MD – Mount Sinai Health System, NY

Lawrence Wolf MD – Maimonides Medical Center, NY

Christine Zawistowski MD – New York University Langone Medical Center, NY

North Carolina

Jonathan Fischer MD – Duke University, NC

Karen Jooste MD – Duke University, NC

Jessica McFarlin MD – Duke University School of Medicine, NC

North Dakota

Ohio

May Al-Abousi MD – University Hospitals, OH

Amelia Baffa MD – University Hospitals, OH

Hollis Berthold MD – University Hospitals, OH

DonnaMaria Cortezzo MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH

Debbi Dubeansky MD – University Hospitals, OH

Tricia Eaton MD – University Hospitals, OH

Kate Eilenfeld MD – University Hospitals, OH

Marwah Farooqui MD – University Hospitals, OH

Stephanie Fleming MD – University Hospitals, OH

Kim Frier MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

Dan Gauntner  – University Hospitals, OH

Theresa Giersz MD – University Hospitals, OH

Lauren Goodman MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

Jillian Gustin MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

Cherri Hall MD – University Hospitals, OH

Cassandra Hirsh MD – Akron Children’s Hospital, OH

Ed Kilbane MD – University Hospitals, OH

Kim Kinder MD – University Hospitals, OH

Anne Kolenic MD – University Hospitals, OH

Christine Koniaris MD – University Hospitals, OH

Jennifer McCallister MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center

Mark Meyer MD – Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, OH

Charles Miller MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

Katheryn Miller MD – University Hospitals, OH

Kavitha Norton MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

Marlene Oliver MD – University Hospitals, OH

Amy Pound MD – University Hospitals, OH

Ajita Prabhu MD – University Hospitals, OH

Lori Ruder MD – University Hospitals, OH

Patricia Rudler MD – University Hospitals, OH

Elie Saade MD – University Hospitals, OH

Manish Srivastava MD – Tri Health, OH

Robin Vachon-Kraut MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

Virginia Vatev MD – University Hospitals, OH

Liz Weinstein MD – University Hospitals, OH

Sharla Wells-Di Gregorio MD – The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, OH

Kelly Wu MD – Mayo Clinic, OH

Colletta Yurmanovich MD – University Hospitals, OH

Oklahoma

Oregon

Lisa Hansen MD – Compass Oncology, OR

William Kennedy MD – CareOregon, OR

Richard Mularski MD – Kaiser Permanente Northwest & Oregon Health & Science University, OR

Craig Tanner MD – Portland Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Oregon Health & Science University, OR

Kristina Youngs MD – CareOregon, OR

Pennsylvania

Lillian Emlet MD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

Jennifer Hwang MD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Josh Jones MD – University of Pennsylvania Health System, PA

Nicolette Mininni MD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

Jane Schell MD – University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, PA

Jennifer Walter MD – Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA

Deborah Way MD – Veterans Affairs Medical Center, PA

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Maie El-Sourady MD – Vanderbilt University, TN

Texas

Ursula Braun MD – Baylor College of Medicine and Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, TX

Laurel Kilpatrick MD – Baylor Scott and White Health, TX

Katie Stowers MD  – University of Texas Health Science Center, San Antonio, TX

Deborah Villarreal MD – South Texas Veterans Health Care System, TX

Utah

Holli Martinez MD – University of Utah Health Care, UT

Holly Perlman MD – University of Utah School of Medicine and Primary Children’s Hospital, UT

Shane Peterson MD – University of Utah School of Medicine and Intermountain Health Care, UT

Mary Joan Sheetz MD – University of Utah, UT

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Josie Amory MD – University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA

Anne Anderson MD – Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA

Ailey Armstrong MD – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, WA

Molly Bumpus MD – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, WA

Jonna Clark MD – Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA

Karen Clay MD – Harborview Medical Center, WA

Heather Coats MD – Valley Medical Center, WA

Claire Creutzfeldt MD – University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, WA

Jodie David MD – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, WA

Jim Fausto MD – University of Washington Medical Center, WA

Annie Hirano MD – Harborview Medical Center, WA

David Kregenow MD – Evergreen Health, WA

Dan Lam MD – University of Washington and Harborview Medical Center, WA

Elizabeth Loggers MD – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, WA

Lu Marchand MD – University of Washington Medical Center, WA

Susan Merel MD – Harborview Medical Center and University of Washington Medical Center, WA

Sarah Merrifield MD – Providence St. Peter Hospital, WA

Megan Morrison MD – Northwest Hospital & Medical Center, WA

Grady Paden MD – Veternas Affairs Puget Sound Health Care System, WA

Mimi Pattison MD – CHI Franciscan Hospice & Palliative Care, WA

Elizabeth Perry MD – Valley Medical Center, WA

Abby Rosenberg MD – Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA

Katie Schlenker MD – University of Washington Medical Center, WA

Rashmi Sharma MD – University of Washington Medical Center, WA

Alisa Van Cleave MD – Seattle Children’s Hospital, WA

Wendy Wank MD – Virginia Mason Medical Center, WA

Michael Westley MD – Virginia Mason Hospital & Medical Center, WA

Susan Wong MD – Kidney Research Institute at University of Washington, WA

Washington DC

Tessie October MD – Children’s National Medical Center, DC

Michelle Milic MD – Georgetown University, DC

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Toby Campbell MD – University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, WI

Michael Claessens MD – Marshfield Clinic, WI

James Deming MD – Mayo Clinic Health System, Northwest Wisconsin, WI

Agron Ismaili MD – Aurora HealthCare, WI

Tomasz Okon MD – Marshfield Clinic, WI

Wyoming

Other 

Susie Chun MD

Anthony Jones MD

International

Lee Anderson MD – Nurse Maude, New Zealand

David Holden MD – Northern Adelaide Palliative Service, Australia

Prue McCallum MD – Waipuna Hospice, New Zealand

Leonardo Potenza MD – University of Modena and Reggio Emilia,  Italy

Amanda Roze des Ordons MD – University of Calgary, Canada

Robyn Thomas MD – Royal Hobart Hospital, Australia

Sarah Thompson MD – Neringah Hospital, HammondCare, Australia

Amy Waters MD – St George Hospital, Australia

Misuzu Yuasa MD – Tsu Family Clinic, Japan

Jacqueline Yuen MD – The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China

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