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Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics

Division Chief: Jeffrey Berger, MD
Fellowship: Pending
Resident Elective: Yes, Palliative Medicine
4th Year Medical Student Palliative Medicine Elective: Yes
4th Year Medical Student Bioethics Elective: Yes

Clinical Services

Our very active clinical service provides over 800 interdisciplinary palliative care consultations annually for Winthrop’s adult populations. Our interdisciplinary team consists of physicians nurses and social workers. A weekly interdisciplinary team meeting supports the clinical care that is provided. The growing outpatient service provides palliative consultation and management to patients with cancer and non-cancer diagnoses, including congestive heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, COPD, and kidney and liver disease. Our faculty also provides palliative consultation and several area skilled nursing facilities.

Research

Research interests include medical management of malignant bowel obstruction, prognostication tools, prognosis related to multiple pressor use in the ICU, systems for managing pain medication; ethical issues related to surrogate decision making, palliative sedation.

Palliative Medicine Faculty

  • Jeffrey Berger, MD FACP, Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
  • Adrianna Garite, DO, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Paula Lester, MD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Jessica Weinberger, RN, MS, NP
  • Kathleen DiGangi-Condon, MS, MA, ANP-BC, Instructor of Medicine, New York Medical College
  • Latifat Adeyemi, RN, MS, NP
  • Bridget Sumser, LMSW

Bioethics Faculty

  • Jeffrey Berger, MD FACP, Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics, Professor of Medicine, Stony Brook University School of Medicine.
  • James Capozzi, MD, Professor of Orthopedics, Stony Brook University School of Medicine
  • Kathleen DiGangi-Condon, MS, MA, ANP-BC, Instructor of Medicine, New York Medical College
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