The Institute for Palliative Medicine at San Diego Hospice

Faculty

Executive TeamTitle
Charles von Gunten, MD, PhD, FACP, FAAHPM, FAACE Provost
Helen McNeal, BBA Vice President, Education, Research and Organizational Development
Steven Oppenheim, MD, FAAHPM Chief Medical Director
Leadership TeamTitle
Gary Buckholz, MD Director, Fellowship Program
Noreen Carrington, MA. LMFT, FT Director, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Frank D. Ferris, MD, FAAHPM, FAACE Director, International Programs
Scott A. Irwin, MD, PhD Director, Psychiatry Programs
Charles R. Lewis, MD Medical Director Inpatient Care Center
Linda S. Lloyd, DrPH, MPH Director, Center for Research
Judi McCarter, MT, BS, MAS Director, Grant Management
Diane Munson, MPH Director, Grant Development
Eileen Piersa MS, MA Manager, Special Projects
Rosene D. Pirrello, RPh Director, Pharmacy
Faculty MemberTitle
Doris Howell, MD Director Emerita
Laurel Herbst, MD Faculty Emerita
Roslyn Allina, LCSW Social Work Supervisor
Barbara L. Bailey, MSN, RN Senior Faculty, Education, Center for Palliative Studies
Kim Bower, MD Clinical Medical Director, Children's Team
May Bull, RN, BSN, CHPN Clinical Educator
Connie H. Carr, MSN, FNP Research Nurse Practitioner/Education
Arlene Cramer, APRN-FNP, AHPCN Nurse Practitioner
Minoa Chang, MD, MA, PhD Clinical Supervisor, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Sonya Christianson, MD Clinical Medical Director
Eric Bryant, MD Clinical Medical Director
Tanya Dansky, MD, FAAP Clinical Medical Director, Children's Team
Denice Davis, JD, MA, LMFT Clinical Supervisor, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Sarah Davis, BA U.S. Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program Coordinator
Giovanni Elia, MD Clinical Medical Director
Jessica Empeño, MSW Manager, Intake
Liane Fry, MA, LMFT
Program Manager, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Silvia Garcia, MD Clinical Medical Director
Maryrita Hillengas, BA Coordinator, Education Programs
Jeremy M. Hirst, MD Assistant Director, Psychiatry Programs
Loni Ison, MA, LMFT Clinical Supervisor, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Jennifer Stowe Kim, MSN, ANP-BC Nurse Practitioner
Steve Koh, MD, MPH, MBA Psychiatry Consultant
Amanda Lance-Sexton, MA, LMFT, ATR-BC Clinical Supervisor, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Michelle Lemarie, CHTP, CIIP, CCHPN Hypnotherapy Consultant
Sarah Livermore, RN, MSN, FNP Homecare Nurse Practitioner
Connie Leslie, LCSW, ACHP-SW Clinical Supervisor, Homecare
Kathy Ligon, MD Clinical Medical Director
Jessica Lo, RN, MBA, WWC Clinical Research Coordinator
Ben Marcantonio, MEd, MS, MFT Director, Regional Homecare
Elizabeth Menkin, MD Clinical Medical Director
Chris Mizser, RN, MA Center for Advanced Learning
Lori Montross, PhD Assistant Director, Palliative Care Psychiatry Research Program
Shannon Moore, MD, MPH Assistant Director, International Programs
Richard A. (Rick) Nelesen, Ph.D. Biostatistician
Katherine (Katie) Morrison, MD Clinical Medical Director
Angela Oliver-Comer, MA, LMFT   Clinical Supervisor, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Sharon O’Mary, MSN Director, Regional Homecare
Joseph Pirrello, LMFT Clinical Supervisor, The Center for Grief Care and Education
Julie Prazich, MD Clinical Medical Director
Nicole Reich, MA, LMFT, FT
Manager, Counseling Internship Programs, The Center for Grief Care and Education
True Ryndes, NP Founding Director
Roger Strong, AHPCN, PhD, FPCN Manager, NP Services
Stephanie Whitmore, BA International Programs Specialist
Holly Yang, MD Clinical Medical Director
Marcia Yee, MD Clinical Medical Director
Associate FacultyTitle
Bruce L. Arnold, PhD International Associate Faculty
Fraser Black, BSc, MD, CCFP, FCFP International Associate Faculty
David Cameron, MB ChB, M Prax Med, M Phil (Palliative Medicine), FCFP(SA) International Associate Faculty
Ron Cameron-Lewis, BA, AGSM International Associate Faculty
Liliana De Lima, MHA International Associate Faculty
Liz Gwyther, MD, MBChB, FCFP, MSc International Associate Faculty
Carl Johan Furst, MD, PhD International Associate Faculty
Eric Krakauer, MD, PhD International Associate Faculty
Staffan Lundstrom, MD, PhD International Associate Faculty
Daniela Mosoiu, MD, PhD International Associate Faculty
Lukas Radbruch, Professor International Associate Faculty
Mary Wheeler, MSN, RN, ACHPN International Associate Faculty

Faculty Awards

  • 2011 Lifetime Achievement Award from the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Charles von Gunten, MD PhD FACP FAAHPM)
  • 2008-09 Research Scholar, College of Palliative Care, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Cancer Society (Scott A. Irwin, MD)
  • 2008 Josephina B. Magno Distinguished Hospice Physician, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (Laurel H. Herbst, MD)
  • 2007 Sarnat Distinguished Humanitarian Award, City of Hope Comprehensive Cancer Center (Charles F. von Gunten, MD)
  • 2007 John Mendelsohn, MD Award for outstanding contribution to Palliative Care, Department of Palliative Care & Rehabilitation Medicine, MD Anderson Cancer Center (Charles F. von Gunten, MD)
  • 2006 Excellence in Leadership Award, Capital Hospice, Fairfax, VA (Frank D. Ferris, MD)
  • 2005 Richard Weiner Award for Pain Education, American Academy of Pain Management (Charles F. von Gunten, MD)
  • 2005 National Leadership Award, Canadian Hospice Palliative Care Association (Frank D. Ferris, MD)

Scientific journals for which faculty serve as editors or reviewers

  • American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Archives of Internal Medicine
  • Journal of Clinical Oncology
  • Journal of Palliative Medicine
  • American Journal of Medicine
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of Rural Health
  • Health Affairs
  • Lancet
  • Journal of Supportive Oncology

 

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