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Hospital-Based Palliative Care

When a patient, physician, or family member requests our services, professionals from the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute meet with the patient and his or her family to assess health status. We assess each patient's needs in the context of his or her illness or injury, and work closely with their doctor or treating physician, to design an individualized course of care that supports the patient's goals and values.

Palliative care consultants in the hospital may include:

  • Supportive Care Nurse Practitioners
  • Specialized Physicians
  • Psychologists
  • Pharmacists
  • Social Workers
  • Spiritual Counselors

We speak with the family to understand their feelings about the patient's illness and other concerns—spiritual, psychosocial, and financial. We see the patient regularly and continue to work closely with the patient's care team during hospitalization. If needed, we may also arrange for continuing care upon discharge.

By managing symptoms, answering questions, and offering practical support, our team contributes to the patient's comfort, whether or not complete recovery is expected. By easing difficulties and reducing suffering, the UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute helps patients and their family members to maintain dignity and a higher quality of life during hospitalization.

The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute provides expert care to patients at many community and specialty hospitals throughout the UPMC system:

2775 Mosside Boulevard
Monroeville, PA 15146
Phone: 412-858-9565

Palliative Care Team

Richard L. Weinberg
Richard L. Weinberg, MD


Kelley Barcelo, CRNP


Joan Williams MSW, LCSW

201 State Street
Erie, PA 16550
Phone: 814-877-2565

Palliative Care Team


Lisa Simonian, CRNP

Elizabeth Stroup
Elizabeth Stroup, MSW

300 Halket Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To request or schedule a supportive or palliative care inpatient consultation call 412-647-2345, extension 8510.

Palliative Care Team

Mamta Bhatnagar
Mamta Bhatnagar, MD

Rene N. Claxton
Rene N. Claxton, MD

Linda A. King, MD
Linda A. King, MD

Lisa Podgurski
Lisa Podgurski, MD

Eva Reitschuler-Cross
Eva Reitschuler-Cross, MD

Richard L. Weinberg
Richard L. Weinberg, MD


Ashley Wills, CRNP, DNP

1500 Fifth Avenue
McKeesport, PA 15132
Phone: 412-664-2717

Palliative Care Team

Stephanie Boehm
Stephanie Boehm, LCSW

Katrina Clacks
Katrina Clacks, CRNP

1400 Locust Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
Phone: 412-232-7549

Palliative Care Team

Tammy Eaton
Tammy Eaton, CRNP


Anna Lewis, MSW


Michael McKenery, CRNP

Andrew Thurston
Andrew Thurston, MD

Denise Verosky
Denise Verosky, MSN, RN

100 Fairfield Drive
Seneca, PA 16346
Phone: 814-677-7440

Palliative Care Team

Patricia Knight-Lamb
Pat Lamb, CRNP

Susan Stewart
Susan Stewart, LCSW

9100 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237
Phone: 412-367-6700

Palliative Care Team


Dina DiFeo, CRNP

Beverly Gaetano
Beverly Gaetano, LCSW

Edward J.Lewis
Edward J.Lewis, M.Div., STL, MPM
Bereavement and Spiritual Support Coordinator

Denise Robinson
Denise Robinson, MSW

Sumayai Zaidi, MD
Sumayai Zaidi, MD

200 Lothrop Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To request or schedule a supportive or palliative care inpatient consultation call 412-647-2345, extension 8511.

Medical Ethics and Palliative Care Service: 412-958-3844

Palliative Care Team

Robert M. Arnold
Robert M. Arnold, MD

Julie W. Childers
Julie W. Childers, MD

Rene N. Claxton
Rene N. Claxton, MD

Scott Freeman
Scott Freeman, MD

 Stephanie Garafolo
Stephanie Garofalo, DNP, FNP-C

Roberta Gillespie
Roberta Gillespie, PA-C

Sharon Hudak
Sharon Hudak, RN, BSN, BC

Linda A. King
Linda A. King, MD

Lisa Podgurski
Lisa Podgurski, MD

Eva B. Reitschuler-Cross
Eva B. Reitschuler-Cross, MD

Jane Schell
Jane Schell, MD

Yael Schenker, MD
Yael Schenker, MD

Richard L. Weinberg
Richard L. Weinberg, MD


Gillian Zeile, CRNP

5230 Centre Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15232

To request or schedule a supportive or palliative care inpatient consultation call 412-647-2345, extension 8513.

Medical Ethics and Palliative Care Service: 412-623-3008

Palliative Care Team

Robert M. Arnold
Robert M. Arnold, MD

Mamta Bhatnagar
Mamta Bhatnagar, MD

Rene Claxton
Rene Claxton, MD

Alycia Dalbey
Alycia Dalbey, PA-C

Scott Freeman
Scott Freeman, MD

Rebecca Hoelsken
Rebecca Hoelsken

Czarina Kulick
Czarina Kulick, MSW, LCSW

Daniel Leger
Dan Leger, RN

Lisa Podgurski
Lisa Podgurski, MD

Eva B. Reitschuler-Cross
Eva B. Reitschuler-Cross, MD

Denise Robinson
Denise Robinson, LCSW

Rebecca Sands
Rebecca Sands, DO

Jane Schell
Jane Schell, MD

Yael Schenker, MD
Yael Schenker, MD

Doris Shields
Doris Shields, MSW, LCSW, BCD, ACM

Richard L. Weinberg
Richard L. Weinberg, MD

815 Freeport Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15215
Phone: 412-784-5111

Palliative Care Team

Vincent Balestrino
Vincent Balestrino, MD

Richard B. Hoffmaster, MD
Richard B. Hoffmaster, MD

Rebecca Rudy, LCSW
Rebecca Rudy, LCSW


Alyssa Solimene, CRNP

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