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University of Pittsburgh Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics

About The Section

The University of Pittsburgh Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics was established to improve the quality of life of patients suffering from serious or life-limiting illnesses.

The Section provides comprehensive, coordinated services to patients and their families, with emphasis on:

  • Relief from pain and other disturbing symptoms
  • Integration of physical, psychological, and spiritual aspects of patient care
  • Development of a support system to help patients live as actively as possible
  • Assisting family members during a loved one's illness and in bereavement
  • Developing treatment and discharge plans for seriously ill patients
  • Discussing end-of-life issue

​Key Staff
​Robert M. Arnold, MD Mamta Bhatnagar, MD
​Jason Byron, MA ​Julie W. Childers, MD, MS
Carolyn Confer, MSW, LCSW Rene N. Claxton, MD, MS
​Alycia J. Dalbey, PA-C ​Michelle C. Freeman, MD
​Scott Freeman, MD ​Roberta Gillespie, PA-C
Elana Manolis Gonzalez, MSW, LCSW Kimberly Lewis Gottschalk, MBA
​M. Hamza Habib, MD ​Sharon Hudak, RN, BSN, BC
​Linda A. King, MD Stacey Kollet, MSN, CRNP, ACNP-BC
Colleen Kosky Czarina Kulick, MSW, LCSW
Janet Leahy, CRNP Scott Miller, MD, MA
​Jenn Morgan, LSW Lisa Podgurski, MD
Eva B. Reitschuler-Cross, MD Jane Schell, MD
​Yael Schenker, MD, MAS Felicia Scrivens
Kate Seymour, PA-C Doris Shields, MSW, LCSW, BCD, ACM
​Lori Spahr Brenda Sperski
Anoo Tamber, MD Winifred G. Teuteberg, MD
Andrew Thurston, MD Barbara Usher, RN, PhD, CS
Richard L. Weinberg, MD

For more information about the Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics, please call 412-692-4834.

​Contact Us

Section of Palliative Care and Medical Ethics
UPMC Montefiore Hospital, Suite 932W
200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213
Phone: 412-692-4834

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