Physician Authors and Editors

Authors and Editors in Palliative Care

Editors-in-Chief



Robert M Arnold, MD

  • Editor-in-Chief — Palliative Care
  • Section Editor — General Principles of Palliative Care
  • Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Susan D Block, MD

  • Editor-in-Chief — Palliative Care
  • Section Editor — Psychosocial Issues
  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School

Deputy Editors



Diane MF Savarese, MD

  • Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
  • Deputy Editor — Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Clinical Instructor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Section Editors



Janet Abrahm, MD

  • Section Editor — Pain: Assessment and Management
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Robert M Arnold, MD

  • Editor-in-Chief — Palliative Care
  • Section Editor — General Principles of Palliative Care
  • Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Susan D Block, MD

  • Editor-in-Chief — Palliative Care
  • Section Editor — Psychosocial Issues
  • Professor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School

Eduardo Bruera, MD

  • Section Editor — Non Pain Symptoms: Assessment and Management
  • Professor of Oncology
  • University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston

R Sean Morrison, MD

  • Section Editor — Selected End Stage Conditions
  • Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Christine Ritchie, MD, MSPH

  • Section Editor — Special Sites of Care and Allied Health Professions
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harris Fishbon Distinguished Professor for Clinical Translational Research in Aging
  • University of California - San Francisco

Maria J Silveira, MD, MA, MPH

  • Section Editor — Special Sites of Care and Allied Health Professions
  • Clinician Scientist
  • Ann Arbor VAMC
  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • University of Michigan

Thomas J Smith, MD, FACP, FASCO, FAAHPM

  • Section Editor — Non Pain Symptoms: Assessment and Management
  • Professor of Oncology
  • Sidney Kimmel Comprehensive Cancer Center of Johns Hopkins Medical Institution

Editorial Assistants



Laura Blockhus, BA

  • Editorial Assistant — UpToDate

Authors



Kathryn Agarwal, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Baylor College of Medicine

Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD, MS

  • Clinical Professor,
  • St. John's University College of Pharmacy
  • Clinical Pharmacy Specialist Innovative Institute for Palliative Care

Larry Allen, MD, MHS

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Advanced Heart Failure and Transplantation
  • University of Colorado School of Medicine

Robert M Arnold, MD

  • Editor-in-Chief — Palliative Care
  • Section Editor — General Principles of Palliative Care
  • Chief, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

John R Bach, MD

  • Professor, Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School

Travis P Baggett, MD, MPH

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

F Amos Bailey, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Colorado at Denver

Michael J Balboni, PhD, ThM

  • Instructor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School

Tracy A Balboni, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Harvard Medical School

Margaret P Battin, MFA, PhD

  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Philosophy and Division of Medical Ethics and Humanities
  • University of Utah

Lisa M Bellini, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pennsylvania Medical Center

Mark Bilsky, MD

  • Attending Neurologic Surgeon
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
  • Professor Neurologic Surgery
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Sharon L Bober, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School

Jeffrey A Bogart, MD

  • Professor & Chair
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Upstate Medical University

Liliana Bordeianou, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Surgery
  • Harvard Medical School

Barry A Borlaug, MD

  • Section Editor — Heart Failure
  • Professor of Medicine
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

D Craig Brater, MD

  • Emeritus Dean, Indiana University School of Medicine
  • Vice President for Programs, Regenstrief Foundation

William Breitbart, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University
  • Chairman
  • Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Kathleen Broglio, DNP, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CPE, FPCN

  • Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care
  • Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center

Paul Brown, MD

  • Professor Radiation Oncology
  • Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN

Eduardo Bruera, MD

  • Section Editor — Non Pain Symptoms: Assessment and Management
  • Professor of Oncology
  • University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston

Gary Buckholz, MD, FAAHPM

  • Associate Clinical Professor
  • Doris Howell Palliative Care Service
  • University of California, San Diego

Matthew R Callstrom, MD, PhD

  • Professor of Radiology
  • Mayo Clinic

Elizabeth Chaitin, DHCE

  • Assistant Professor, Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics Services
  • University of Pittsburgh Medical Center

Victor T Chang, MD

  • Professor of Medicine,
  • Rutgers New Jersey Medical School,
  • VA New Jersey Health Care System

Nathan Cherny, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Beer Sheba, Israel

Julie W Childers, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh

Audrey Kurash Cohen, MS, CCC-SLP

  • Department of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Communication and Sciences Department
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

David J Copenhaver, MD

  • Director of Cancer Pain Management and Supportive Care, Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine Department
  • University of California at Davis

J Randall Curtis, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Washington

Shalini Dalal, MD

Timothy A Damron, MD

  • Vice-Chair and David G. Murray Endowed Professor of Orthopedic Surgery
  • SUNY Upstate Medical University

Marion Danis, MD

  • Ethics Consultant

Malcolm M DeCamp, MD

  • Fowler McCormick Professor of Surgery
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Egidio Del Fabbro, MD

  • Associate Professor of Hematology/Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

Mark H DeLegge, MD, FACG, AGAF

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Medical University of South Carolina

Karen Detering, MD

  • Clinical Ethicist, Respiratory Physician
  • Medical Director, Advance Care Planning Australia
  • Austin Medical Center, Australia

Rony Dev, DO

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Lara K Dhingra, PhD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Steven J DiBiase, MD

  • Professor of Radiation Oncology
  • Tulane University School of Medicine
  • Medical Director, Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Tulane Cancer Center

Anna L Dickerman, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Weill Medical College of Cornell University

Reed E Drews, MD

  • Section Editor — Complications of Cancer
  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Deborah Dudgeon, MD, FRCPC

  • W. Ford Connell Professor of Palliative Care Medicine
  • Director of Palliative Care Medicine, Queens University
  • Head, Palliative Medicine & Supportive Care Program, Kingston Regional Cancer Centre, Kingston, ON

Scott K Epstein, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Tufts University School of Medicine

Karen Evans, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Georgetown University Medical Center

Betty Ferrell, PhD, MA, FAAN, FPCN

  • Director and Professor, Division of Nursing Research and Education
  • City of Hope Medical Center

Joseph Francis, Jr, MD, MPH

  • Deputy Chief Improvement and Analytics Officer
  • Veterans Health Administration, Washington, DC

Erik K Fromme, MD

  • Member of the faculty of Harvard Medical School
  • Associate Physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital and Dana Farber Cancer Institute

Nestor Galvez-Jimenez, MD, MSc, MHSA, FACP

  • The Pauline M. Braathen Endowed Chair
  • Chairman, Department of Neurology
  • Cleveland Clinic Florida
  • Clinical Professor of Neurology
  • Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine

Ann C Garlitski, MD, FACC, FHRS

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine
  • Hofstra University

Tessa Goldsmith, MA, CCC-SLP

  • Department of Speech, Language and Swallowing Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital
  • Adjunct Clinical Faculty, Communication and Sciences Department
  • Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

MeiLan King Han, MD, MS

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Michigan Medical Center

George Handzo, BCC, CSSBB

  • Director of Health Services Research & Quality
  • HealthCare Chaplaincy, New York, NY

Laura C Hanson, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

Stephanie M Harman, MD

  • Clinical Associate Professor
  • Stanford University School of Medicine

Julie Hauer, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Children's Hospital Boston

Jeremy M Hirst, MD

  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
  • Associate Director, Palliative Care Psychiatry
  • University of UC San Diego Health
  • Director of Psychiatry & Psychosocial Services; Patient & Family Support Services
  • University of California San Diego, Moores Cancer Center

Brian D Hoit, MD

  • Professor of Medicine and Physiology and Biophysics
  • Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland

Jean L Holley, MD, FACP

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Scott A Irwin, MD, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry
  • Director, Supportive Care Services
  • Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute
  • Cedars-Sinai Medical Center

Margaret Isaac, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of Washington

Koto Ishida, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Neurology
  • NYU Medical Center

Vicki Jackson, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Daisy Janssen, MD, PhD

  • Research coordinator, Centre of Expertise for Palliative care
  • Maastricht University Medical Centre

Noelle Marie Javier, MD

  • Assistant Professor, Department of Geriatrics and Palliative Care
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai New York

Milind Javle, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Department of GI Medical Oncology

Lisa A Kachnic, MD

  • Chair and Professor
  • Department of Radiation Oncology
  • Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Yair Y Keilson, MD

  • Adjunct Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

Paul Kim, DPM, MS

  • Associate Professor
  • Department of Plastic Surgery
  • Georgetown University School of Medicine

Holly M Koncicki, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Suresh Kumar, MBBS, DA, Dip Palmed, MA

  • Director, WHO Collaborating Center for Community Participation in Palliative Care and Long Term Care, Institute of Palliative Medicine
  • Medical College, Calicut, Kerala, India

Anil Nicholas Kurup, MD

  • Associate Professor of Radiology
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Ruth L Lagman, MD, MPH, FACP, FAAHPM

  • The Harry R. Horvitz Center for Palliative Medicine and Supportive Oncology
  • Taussig Cancer Institute
  • Cleveland Clinic

John D Lantos, MD

  • Professor of Pediatrics
  • University of Missouri - Kansas City

Thomas W LeBlanc, MD, MA

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Duke University School of Medicine

Sei Lee, MD

  • Assistant Adjunct Professor
  • University of California, San Francisco

Lionel U Mailloux, MD, FACP

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine

Elizabeth McCormick, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Zankhana Mehta, MD

  • Department of Palliative and Supportive Medicine
  • Geisinger Medical Center

Diane E Meier, MD, FACP

  • Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care
  • Director, Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Professor, Geriatrics and Internal Medicine, Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Sebastiano Mercadante, MD

  • Professor of Palliative Medicine
  • University of Palermo

Jessica Merlin, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of Alabama at Birmingham

Fremonta L Meyer, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School

Laura Miller-Smith, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  • University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine

Susan L Mitchell, MD, MPH

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Marcos Montagnini, MD

  • Professor of Internal Medicine
  • University of Michigan

R Sean Morrison, MD

  • Section Editor — Selected End Stage Conditions
  • Hermann Merkin Professor of Palliative Care
  • Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Timothy J Moynihan, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medical Oncology
  • Mayo Clinic College of Medicine

Anna C Muriel, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
  • Harvard Medical School

Lida Nabati, MD

  • Instructor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Eiad Nasser, MD

  • University at Buffalo
  • Gastroenterology Division

James J O'Connell, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Tomasz R Okon, MD

  • Clinical Assistant Professor
  • Department of Internal Medicine
  • University of Wisconsin - Madison
  • Marshfield Clinic, Wisconsin

David Oliver, BSc FRCP FRCGP

  • Honorary Professor
  • University of Kent

Lynn Bunch O'Neill, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • Emory University School of Medicine

Shirley Otis-Green, MSW, MA, LCSW, ACSW, OSW-C

  • Consultant
  • Collaborative Caring

Joseph G Ouslander, MD

  • Professor of Clinical Biomedical Science
  • Associate Dean for Geriatric Programs
  • Charles E Schmidt College of Biomedical Science
  • Florida Atlantic University

Meera Pahuja, MD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Virginia Commonwealth University Hospital System

Thaddeus M Pope, JD, PhD

  • Director, Health Law Institute
  • Professor, Mitchell Hamline School of Law (Saint Paul, MN)

Russell K Portenoy, MD

  • Chief Medical Officer
  • MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care
  • Professor of Neurology and Family and Social Medicine
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Christina M Puchalski, MD, MS, FACP, FAAHPM

  • Director and Professor
  • George Washington Institute for Spirituality and Health, School of Medicine and Health Sciences
  • The George Washington University, Washington, DC

Timothy E Quill, MD

  • Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry and Medical Humanities
  • University of Rochester School of Medicine

Dmitry J Rabkin, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • Harvard Medical School
  • Division of Angiography and Interventional Radiology
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

Lynn F Reinke, PhD, ARNP

  • Clinical Associate Professor, School of Nursing
  • Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Systems, University of Washington

Laurie Rosenblatt, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Medicine)
  • Harvard Medical School

Ellen WK Rosenquist, MD

  • Section Editor — Acute and Chronic Pain
  • Assistant Professor of Anesthesiology
  • Department of Pain Management
  • Cleveland Clinic Foundation

Peter P Roy-Byrne, MD

  • Editor-in-Chief — Psychiatry
  • Section Editor — Depressive Disorders
  • Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
  • University of Washington School of Medicine

Bruce A Runyon, MD

  • Section Editor — Cirrhosis and Its Complications
  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of New Mexico, Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
  • Special Hepatology Consultant to the Indian Health Service
  • Northern Navajo Medical Center, Shiprock, New Mexico

A Oliver Sartor, MD

  • Laborde Professor for Cancer Research
  • Medical Director, Tulane Cancer Center
  • Depts. of Medicine and Urology
  • Tulane Medical School

Diane MF Savarese, MD

  • Senior Deputy Editor — UpToDate
  • Deputy Editor — Oncology and Palliative Care
  • Clinical Instructor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

David Schiff, MD

  • Professor of Neurology, Neurological Surgery, and Medicine
  • University of Virginia School of Medicine

Peter A Selwyn, MD, MPH

  • Professor and Chairman, Department of Family and Social Medicine
  • Montefiore Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Joshua Shadd, MD, CCFP

  • Assistant Professor, Division of Palliative Care, Department of Family Medicine
  • McMaster University Faculty of Health Sciences

Mark Edwin Shaffrey, MD

  • Professor and Chairman
  • UVA Health System
  • Department of Neurological Surgery

Mehnaz A Shafi, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Department of Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center

Maria J Silveira, MD, MA, MPH

  • Section Editor — Special Sites of Care and Allied Health Professions
  • Clinician Scientist
  • Ann Arbor VAMC
  • Associate Professor of Internal Medicine
  • University of Michigan

Alexander Smith, MD

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco

Mary Denise Smith, RN, CNS

  • Instructor of Medicine and Nursing
  • Oregon Health & Science University

E Alessandra Strada, PhD, MSCP, FT

  • Director of Integrative Medicine and Bereavement Services
  • MJHS Institute for Innovation in Palliative Care, MJHS Hospice and Palliative Care, New York City
  • Adjunct Associate Professor of East-West Psychology
  • California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
  • Adjunct Faculty, Postdoctoral Ps

Lisa Thompson, DMD

  • Clinical Instructor in Oral Health Policy and Epidemiology
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Nathaniel S Treister, DMD, DMSc

  • Assistant Professor of Oral Medicine
  • Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine
  • Division of Oral Medicine & Dentistry
  • Brigham and Women's Hospital

James Tulsky, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Martha L Twaddle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM

  • Associate Professor of Medicine
  • Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Simon Veronese, MD, MSc, PhD

  • Fondazione Faro Onlus, Palliative Care Department
  • Turin, Italy

Alessandro Villa, DDS, PhD, MPH

  • Instructor, Department of Oral Medicine, Infection and Immunity
  • Harvard School of Dental Medicine

Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD

  • Vice President, Medical Affairs, Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • OhioHealth, Columbus, OH

Anne M Walling, MD, PhD

  • Assistant Professor
  • University of California, Los Angeles

Jeremy D Walston, MD

  • Raymond and Anna Lublin Professor of Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology
  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Gerald L Weinhouse, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Neil Wenger, MD

  • Professor of Medicine
  • University of California, Los Angeles

Douglas B White, MD, MAS

  • Vice Chair and Professor of Critical Care Medicine; Director, Program on Ethics and Critical Care Medicine
  • University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Gary S Winzelberg, MD, MPH

  • Associate Professor, Division of Geriatric Medicine
  • University of North Carolina

Gordon J Wood, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Palliative Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
  • Director of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Associate Medical Director, JourneyCare

Daniel Dante Yeh, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Surgery
  • University of Miami
  • Ryder Trauma Center
  • Department of Surgery, Division of Trauma

Sriram Yennurajalingam, MD

  • Associate Professor, Department of Palliative Care and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center at Houston

G Bryan Young, MD, FRCPC

  • Professor of Neurology
  • University of Western Ontario, Canada

Mark Yurkofsky, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Peer Reviewers



Craig D Blinderman, MD, MA

  • Director, Adult Palliative Care Services
  • Columbia University

Mary Buss, MD

  • Assistant Professor of Medicine
  • Harvard Medical School

Richard J Cohen, MD, FACP

  • Clinical Professor of Medicine
  • University of California, San Francisco

Andrew S Epstein, MD

  • Assistant Attending
  • Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Robert M Kotloff, MD

  • Chairman, Department of Pulmonary Medicine
  • Respiratory Institute Cleveland Clinic

Christian T Sinclair, MD

  • Associate Professor
  • University of Kansas Medical Center