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Outpatient Palliative and Supportive Care

Outpatient Services

The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute offers support to doctors, nurses, and other providers of community-based outpatient services at several locations throughout the UPMC system.

Supporting Quality of Life for Women with Cancer

Facing a diagnosis of cancer can be a frightening experience for patients and their families. At Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC, the Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic helps patients and their families deal with quality of life issues surrounding cancer treatment.

Our Clinics

Based at Magee, this group of specialists works together with your oncologist to help manage symptoms related
to a diagnosis of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatments. They are there to provide an extra layer of support.

Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic in the Division of Gynecological Oncology

300 Halket Street, Suite 1750
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To make an appointment, or for more information call 412-641-5411.

Supportive and Palliative Care Clinic in the Women's Cancer Center

300 Halket Street, Suite 4628

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To make an appointment, or for more information call 412-641-4530.

Palliative Care Team

Lisa Podgurski, MD
Lisa Podgurski, MD

Shelley McCormick, CRNP
Shelley McCormick, CRNP

Facing a diagnosis of cancer can be a frightening experience for patients and their families. The UPMC East Pain and Supportive Care Clinic helps patients and their families deal with quality of life issues surrounding cancer treatment. Affiliated with UPMC East, the palliative care team works together with your oncologist to help manage symptoms related to a diagnosis of cancer and the side effects of cancer treatments, including:

  • Pain
  • Nausea
  • Other physical and emotional symptoms

We are here to provide an extra layer of support.

Dr. Rich Weinberg is seeing patients every Tuesday morning between 8 a.m. and Noon.

To schedule an appointment or to discuss a potential patient, please call 412-380-5775.

UPMC East Pain and Supportive Care Clinic
400 Oxford Drive, Suite 100
Monroeville, PA 15146

Richard Weinberg
Richard Weinberg

UPMC St. Margaret patients with serious, life-limiting illness now have additional resources to help maximize their quality of life. Referrals are being accepted at the Geriatric Care Center at UPMC St. Margaret for patients requiring outpatient palliative care. Available services include specialty pain management, non-pain symptom management, psychosocial support, goal-driven care planning, home/institutional care visits, and end-of-life care. Treatment is provided by an interdisciplinary team that includes Dr. Richard Hoffmaster, MD, as well as nursing, social services, pharmacist support, and on-site psychiatry.

Consultations can be offered for any patient aged 60 and over at any stage of life-limiting illness by provider referral.

Geropalliative Care Clinic at UPMC St. Margaret
100 Delafield Road, Suite 105
Pittsburgh, PA 15215

Please call the Geriatric Care Center at UPMC St. Margaret at 412-784-5050 to schedule an appointment.

Palliative Care Team
Richard Hoffmaster Richard Hoffmaster, MD

5150 Centre Avenue

Pittsburgh, PA 15232

To make an appointment call 412-692-4724.

Palliative Care Team

Robert M. Arnold
Robert M. Arnold, MD

Rene N. Claxton
Rene N. Claxton, MD

Susan Jessell
Susan Jessell, CRNP

Linda A. King
Linda A. King, MD

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

Rebecca Sands
Rebecca Sands, DO


Gillian Zeile, CRNP

Living with advanced heart and lung disease is challenging for patients and their families. The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute Cardiopulmonary program offers resources to help patients improve their quality of life, and provides assistance to patients and their families living with advanced heart and lung disease.

Our Clinics

The UPMC Palliative and Supportive Institute Cardiopulmonary Program has clinics in two locations to see patients. If you’re not sure if palliative care can help you manage your illness, talk to your doctor or contact us directly for a consultation.

UPMC Presbyterian

Advanced Heart Failure Center

Suite 5B, 200 Lothrop Street

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-647-6000

Comprehensive Lung Center

Falk Medical Building

3601 Fifth Ave., 4th floor

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

412-648-6161

Palliative Care Team


Jane Schell, MD


Gillian Zeile, CRNP

3459 Fifth Avenue, 4th floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To make an appointment call 412-692-4200.

Palliative Care Team

Mamta Bhatnagar
Mamta Bhatnagar, MD

Carol Leach
Carol Leach, LCSW

Suite 300
120 Lytton Ave.

Pittsburgh, PA 15213

To make an appointment call 412-802-3043.

Palliative Care Team

Amar Bansal, MD
Amar Bansal, MD

Jane Schell
Jane Schell, MD

The UPMC Passavant Pain and Supportive Care Clinic provides an opportunity to enhance continuity of care and to continue to follow individuals post-discharge. The clinic is staffed by Dr. Sumaiya Zaidi, Palliative Care Specialist at UPMC Passavant.

This clinic is designed to provide specialty symptom management for patients with advanced and potentially life-limiting illness such as cancer, cardiopulmonary disease and dementia by treating pain, nausea, anxiety and other physical and emotional symptoms.

The clinic is housed at the UPMC CancerCenter at Passavant but is not limited to patients with a cancer diagnosis. It is a resource to assist patients and their families as they deal with quality of life issues surrounding any serious illness. Patients with goals of curative and life-prolonging treatments such as chemotherapy or organ transplantation can also benefit from support and symptom management.

Dr. Zaidi is seeing patients every Thursday morning between 9 and 11 a.m.

UPMC Passavant Pain and Supportive Care Clinic
UPMC Hillman Cancer Center at UPMC Passavant
9100 Babcock Boulevard
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

To schedule an appointment or to discuss a potential patient, please call 412-748-5790.

Palliative Care Team


Sumaiya Zaidi, MD

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