Our Palliative Care Team
Jeffrey T. Berger, MD, Program Director, is Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine and Director of Clinical Ethics at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Berger is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Berger has over 20 years experience in medical practice with more than 15 years experience providing clinical bioethics case consultation. He established NYU Winthrop’s Palliative Care clinical program in 2007. In addition to practicing clinical medicine, Dr. Berger has focused his academic career in the domain of medicine and bioethics. He has served on numerous state and national committees including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the American College of Physicians, and the New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council.
Priya Pinto, MD, Physician Faculty Member, is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Pinto completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, and went on to complete fellowships in Geriatrics and in Palliative Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. For the last 5 years she has served as an Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Consulting Physician at Montefiore Medical Center and Fellowship Program Director in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Pinto has a special interest in teaching and education in Palliative Care.
Latifat Adeyemi, MS, ANP-BC is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, who completed subspecialty training in Palliative Care and received a Master’s Degree from New York University. She also earned a B.A. in Speech Language Pathology from The State University of New York at Buffalo and a B.S. from The College of New Rochelle. Mrs. Adeyemi joined the Palliative Care team summer of 2014, after working more than 7 years as an Oncology/Hematology Registered Nurse at New York Langone Medical Center.
Kathleen DiGangi Condon, DNP, MA, ANP-BC is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics. Dr. DiGangi Condon earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Stony Brook University, where her research focused on the role of a nurse-administered palliative screening tool on medical ICU nurses' moral distress. She received her B.S. and M.S from Columbia University’s School of Nursing. She also holds a B.A. from the College of the Holy Cross and an M.A. from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. DiGangi Condon joined NYU Winthrop in May of 2013 from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where she served as a nurse practitioner on the palliative care service. She also established an inpatient palliative care consult service at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. As a registered nurse, she practiced on the comprehensive transplant unit at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. DiGangi Condon is an Instructor in Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, where she teaches bioethics to first and second year medical students. She has lectured at Columbia University’s School of Nursing on pain, palliative care, and ethics.
Maria Christine Santos, MS, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CCRN-CSC is a Board Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. Christine earned a B.S and M.S. in Nursing, with a subspecialty in Palliative Care, from New York University’s College of Nursing.
Christine joined the Palliative Care team in 2015, after working over 7 years as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at New York Langone Medical Center. Christine also serves as an adjunct clinical faculty member at New York University’s College of Nursing, where she teaches undergraduate students during their clinical rotations.
Jessica T. Weinberger, MS, FNP, ACHPN is a Board Certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been Board Certified as an Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner since 2003, the first year the certification was given. Jessica has a Master's in Science of Nursing from Pace University's Leinhard Graduate School of Nursing, and completed a BS Ed in Rehabilitation Services from The University of Connecticut. Jessica worked in the fields of pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics until finding her passion of Palliative Care.
She joined NYU Winthrop Hospital's Palliative Care Program in 2011, after working for 15 years as a hospice and palliative care nurse and nurse practitioner in Nashville Tennessee. Since arriving at NYU Winthrop, Jessica has been a preceptor for Master's level palliative nurse practitioner students from New York University. In addition, Jessica participates on the Pain Management Committee at NYU Winthrop.
Dana Ribeiro Miller, M.Div., LMSW, ACHP- SW is licensed as a Master of Social Work, She holds a Masters in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, where she was a recipient of the Dr. Maurice V. Russell Fellowship for Medical Social Work, a Masters in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a B.S. from Rutgers University. She completed her subspecialty Palliative Care training via the Post Graduate Fellowship in Palliative Care at the Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Division of Palliative Medicine. Dana has worked in a variety of social work settings including medical intensive care units, mental health counseling, and caregiver support groups.
Barbara Kramer, RN, MSN, CHPN, OCN is a registered nurse with specialty certifications in Hospice and Palliative Nursing and Oncology. Barbara earned her BSN at Fairfield University and Masters in Nursing Education from Molloy College. Barbara joined the Palliative Care team in 2017 and has a background in oncology and community health. During her 20 years working in home health care, Barbara assumed several roles including Field Case Manager, Palliative Care Coordinator, Performance Improvement Nurse, Team Manager, and Clinical Educator.