Faculty & Staff


Michael Hennessey, Dr. Sean O'Mahony, Dr. Stacie Levine, Rosa Berardi

Michael Hennessy, Dr. Sean O’Mahony, Dr. Stacie Levine, Rosa Berardi

Directors

Sean O’Mahony, MB BCh BAO, MS
Director, Section of Palliative Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago; Medical Director, Horizon Hospice and Palliative Care Organization Inpatient Services. Contact Dr. Sean O’Mahony

Stacie K. Levine, M.D.
Professor of Medicine and Chief, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago.  Contact Dr. Stacie Levine

Project Coordinator

Aliza R. Baron, M.A.
Education Coordinator, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago. Contact Aliza Baron

Core Working Group

Aziz Ansari, D.O., F.H.M.
Associate Director, Division of Hospital Medicine; Medical Director, Loyola Home Hospice, Loyola University Chicago Stritch School of Medicine

Holly Nelson-Becker, Ph.D, L.C.S.W.
Professor & Hartford Faculty Scholar, Loyola University Chicago School of Social Work

Catherine Deamant, M.D., Associate Hospice Medical Director, JourneyCare

Joel E. Frader, M.D.
A Todd Davis Professor of Academic General Pediatrics and Professor of Medical Humanities and Bioethics at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine; Division Head, Academic General Pediatrics and Primary Care, Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago; Medical Director, Bridges Pediatric Palliative Care Program, Lurie Children’s Hospital

George Fitchett, D.Min., Ph.D.
Professor and the Director of Research in the Department of Religion, Health, and Human Values, Rush University Medical Center

Mentors and Teaching Faculty

Kimberly Battle-Miller, MD, MS, MBA
System Medical Director Palliative Care and Hospice, Advocate Health Care

Josh Baru, MD
Program Director, Stroger/Rush Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, John Stroger Hospital of Cook County, Chicago

Andrea Bial, MD
Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital, Chicago

Evelyn Bollinger, MSN, APN
Advance Practice Nurse, Advocate Medical Group, Chicago

Melanie Brown, MD, MSE, FAAP
Department of Pain, Palliative Care and Integrated Medicine, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota

Maudette Carr, MSW, LSW
Palliative Care Licensed Social Worker, Advocate Palliative Care

Connie Choi, MDiv
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Chicago

Sue Clark, LCSW, ACSW, ACHPSW
Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Cadence Health, Winfield, IL

Susan Dames, MSW, LCSW
Palliative Care Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Hope Palliative & Hospice Care, Palatine, IL

Erin Flanagan, MD
Medical Director, Pediatric Palliative and Supportive Care, Advocate Children’s Hospital, Park Ridge, IL

Rani Ganesan, MD
Pediatric Critical Care, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Rev. Anna Lee Hisey Pierson, MDiv, BCC-HPCC
Staff Chaplain, Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital, Downers Grove, IL

Rev. Christine Hoffmeyer, MDiv, BCC
Palliative Care Chaplain, Alexian Brothers Medical Center

Hillarie Joehl, ACNP-BC, ACHPN
Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Chicago

Lauren Kessler, LCSW
Clinical Social Worker, JourneyCare, Glenview, IL

Robin Kleronomos, APN, ACHPN
Palliative Medicine Nurse Practitioner, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

Jacalyn Linko, LCSW, ACHP-SW
Bereavement Counselor for Supportive and Palliative Care Services, John H Stroger, Jr. Hospital of Cook County, Chicago

Monica Malec, MD
Co-Director, Palliative Care Program, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago

Michael Marchke, MD
Division Leader of Palliative Care and Hospice, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Joanna L. Martin, MD
Palliative Care Physician, Jessie Brown VA, Chicago

Sara McBride, APN
Palliative Care Advance Practice Nurse, Aspire Health

Timothy R. McCurry, MD
Medical Director, Rainbow Hospice and Palliative Care, Chicago

Judith Mintz, LCSW
Director of Support Services, Unity Hospice of Chicagoland, Chicago

Jennifer Misasi, PNP-BC
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, JourneyCare, Chicago

Bansari Patel, APN, ACHPN
Adult Inpatient Palliative Nurse Practitioner, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago

Jane Pelosi-Kelly, ANP-BC, ACHPN
Palliative Medicine Advance Practice Nurse, Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage Hospital, Winfield, IL

Chaplain Karen Pugliese, BA, MA, BCC
Advanced Practice Chaplain, Central DuPage Hospital, Northwestern Medicine, Winfield, IL

Michael E. Preodor, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Advocate Medical Group; Associate Director, The Education on Palliative and End of Life Care (EPEC) Project at Northwestern’s Buehler Center on Aging, Health and Society

Paola Smith, MD
Medical Director, Advocate Hospice and Palliative Care, Chicago

Mark Speyer, MD, MPH
Program Director, Palliative Care Program, Loyola University Health Center, Chicago

Rev. Nancy Waite, PhD, MDiv, BCC
Director and Chaplain, Spiritual Care and Music Therapy Department, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Lauren Wiebe, MD
Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine, NorthShore University HealthSystem

Shellie Williams, MD
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Section of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, University of Chicago

Gordon Wood, MD, MSCI, FAAHPM
Assistant Medical Director, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago

Marguerite Wydra, MSN, APN
Pediatric Palliative Care Advanced Practice Nurse, Section of Palliative Medicine, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago