Compassion and Support


Patients & Families

About Us

Specialty Advisory Group, Community Principles of Pain Management, 2002


Patricia Bomba, MD, FACP* Vice President & Medical Director, Geriatrics,
Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Group Members

Chris Grizzanti, RN
Corporate Quality Management, BCBSRA
Russ Acevedo, MD* Director of Critical Care Area, Crouse Hospital
Jeanne Bishop, MD* Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics, SUNY Upstate
Gail Brocious, RN Quality Care Coordinator, ROHM Nursing Home
Robert Bronstein, MD Orthopedics, Strong Memorial Hospital
Carl Cameron, MD Associate Medical Director, Preferred Care
Mary Beth Campo, RN Senior Vice President/Administrator, St. Ann's Community
John Chamberlain, MD Pediatrics/Internal Medicine, Private Practice, Rochester
Mona Chitre, Pharm D 
Clinical Drug Information Specialist, BCBSRA
Elizabeth Hager, MD Monroe County Medical Society
Neil Hall, MD* Professor of Clinical Family Practice, Geriatrics, SUNY Upstate
Donavan Holder, MD Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Clifton Springs Hospital
Pam Horst, MD* Palliative Care Consult Service, St. Joseph's
Brian Justice, DC Chiropractor, Rochester Chiropractic Group
Pieter Kark, MD* Neurologist, Crouse Hospital
Michael Kuttner, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Pain Management, ViaHealth
Sandy MacWilliam President, CCS, Unity
Zsuzsanna Marchl, MD Third Year Resident – ViaHealth
Kevin Matthews, MD* Medical Director, St. Elizabeth Family Medicine
Residency Program, Utica
Kathy McGrail, MD* Hospice Medical Director, VNS
Daniel Mendelson, MD* Palliative Care Consultant, Geriatrics, Strong
Bob Milch, MD* Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Buffalo
Al Peppard, PT University of Rochester, Sports Medicine
Joel Potash, MD* CNY Hospice Medical Director
Gilbert Proper, MD Anesthesiology, Pain Management, ViaHealth
Timothy Quill, MD* Palliative Care Consultant, Strong Memorial Hospital
Steve Ryan, MD* Independent Living for Seniors
Jim Schuppert, MD* Director of Health Services, Corning, Inc.
Julia Smith, MD* Hospice Medical Director, GRHC
Jaimala Thanik, MD Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Highland Hospital

* Education for Physicians on End-of-life Care (EPEC) Faculty & Participants