The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program in the Department of Anesthesiology is an ACGME approved interdisciplinary fellowship (2 fellows per year). Applicants who have completed (or will complete) an ACGME approved residency in one of the following disciplines are eligible to apply:
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Radiation Oncology
The diversity of clinical training programs at the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian provides an ideal setting for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration, not only in the Inter Disciplinary Teams (IDT), but also across disciplines that participate in the care of this patient population. The year long experience encompasses the medical, psychosocial, and spiritual domains of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. In this new educational program, we aim to attain excellence in fellowship training and preparation of future leaders in the clinical, educational and research goals of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
John M Saroyan MD FAAP is an Assistant Professor of Pediatric Pain Management and Palliative Care in the Department of Anesthesiology and an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics. Dr Saroyan maintains an active inpatient and outpatient pediatric pain and palliative clinical practice. His research includes pediatric pain and palliative care as well as resident education. He has a long-standing commitment to education in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
The fellowship includes: Seven months of inpatient adult palliative medicine consultation (including one month of pediatric pain and palliative medicine), one month at the Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center, one and half months of inpatient hospice, two months of home hospice, and a longitudinal ambulatory care experience. The fellows have an active role at all sites of the fellowship while working with the respective IDTs. One month of elective time is offered to pursue research or a clinical rotation including: Ethics, Radiation Oncology, Integrative therapies, Interventional Pain Medicine, Consultation Psychiatry, Pediatric Oncology, Geriatric Medicine or Neurology/Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.
- Milstein Hospital: Inpatient HPM Consultation
- New York-Presbyterian Morgan Stanley Children’s Hospital: Pediatric Advanced Care Team and Pediatric Pain Medicine Program Herbert Irving Pavilion Cancer Center: Ambulatory Care
- Calvary Hospital (Bronx) (acute care specialty hospital providing palliative care for adult advanced cancer patients)
- The Haven (VNSNY inpatient unit at Bellevue) Inpatient Hospice
- Visiting Nurse Services of New York Hospice Care: Home Hospice
- Elizabeth Seton Pediatric Center: Skilled Nursing Facility
Fellows will attend lectures on multiple topics including:
- Pharmacology of analgesics
- Interventional pain medicine procedures
- Pain and Symptom Management
- Non-malignant life threatening conditions
- Legal counsel
- Critical care
- Chronic illness
- Genetic disorders
- Family care
- Introducing hospice care
These lectures will be provided by the Palliative Medicine faculty and faculty from the Departments of: Anesthesiology, Medicine, Psychiatry, Neurology, Family Medicine, Genetics, Ethics, Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Emergency Medicine, Gynecology and from the Schools of Public Health, Social Work and Nursing.
Research topics include:
- Epidemiologic approaches to clinical outcomes
- Measurement of pain, symptoms, and caregiver burden
- Disease specific quality improvement
Participation in clinical research will be offered with faculty in the:
- Departments of Anesthesiology
- Department of Psychiatry
- By special arrangement based on area(s) of interest
Opportunities for self-reflection will be provided by attending clinicians from:
- Department of Psychiatry
- Department of Narrative medicine
Exposure to the administrative aspects of Hospice and Palliative Medicine will occur both in the hospital and home hospice settings.
- HPM Fellowship Core Lecture Series (weekly)
- HPM Research Seminars (quarterly)
- Journal Club (monthly)
- Behavioral Medicine Lectures (Based on topic)
- Pain Medicine Educational Activities (Based on topic)
- Departmental Grand Rounds (weekly)
- Hospice and Palliative Medicine Grand Rounds (monthly) Click here for schedule.
The diversity of different clinical training programs at the Columbia Campus of New York Presbyterian (the Sponsoring Institution) provides an ideal setting for interdisciplinary interaction and collaboration, within the IDT's, but also across the different clinical disciplines that participate in the care of the patient population, adult and pediatric.
Hospice and Palliative Medicine faculty are drawn from a variety of disciplines including, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (CUMC and rotation sites), Pain Medicine, Psychiatry, Pain Psychology, Narrative Medicine, Pediatrics, Radiation Oncology, Surgery, Gynecologic Oncology, Emergency Medicine, Rehabilitation Medicine, Neurology, Social Work, Nursing, Pastoral Care, Critical Care, Ethics, and the Schools of Nursing and Dentistry.
Craig Blinderman, MD, MA
William Schechter, MD, M.S., F.A.A.P.
John Saroyan, MD, F.A.A.P.
Michael L. Weinberger, MD
Current Fellows (2012-2013):
Bradley Hayward, MD
MD: Temple University School of Medicine
Residency: Internal Medicine Temple University Hospital
Audrey Tan, DO
DO: Kansas City University of Medicine and Bioscience
Residency: Emergency Medicine SUNY Downstate/Kings County Hospital Center
GRADUATE(S) OF THE PROGRAM:
David Chmielewski, MD
MD: University at Buffalo, State University of New York
MA: Columbia University Teachers College
Residency: Internal Medicine NYU
Medical Center/Bellevue Hospital Center
Dorothy W. Tolchin, MD, EdM
MD: Harvard Medical School
EdM: Harvard Graduate School of Education
Residency: PM& R Harvard/Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital
Fellowship: Neuromuscular/EMG Harvard/ Brigham and Women's Hospital/MGH
For further information please contact:
The program has been filled for AY13-14.
John M. Saroyan, MD
622 West 168th Street, PH 5-500
New York, NY 10032
Coordinator, Pain Medicine Fellowship Program
622 West 168th Street (PH 5-Stem)
New York, NY 10032