Compassion and Support

Professionals

Patients & Families

About Us

Specialty Advisory Group, Community Principles of Pain Management, 2004-2012

Chair

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

Members

Roxanne Dudish, RN Corporate Quality Management, Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
Chris Grizzanti, RN Corporate Quality Management, Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
Russ Acevedo, MD* Director of Critical Care Area, Crouse Hospital
Nancy Adams Executive Director, Monroe County Medical Society
Ellen Battista, DNS, ANP, PNP Pain Management Specialist, Pain Treatment Consultants of WNY
Carol Beechy, MD* Attending Physician, Internal Medicine, Bassett Healthcare
Jeanne Bishop, MD* Assistant Professor of Medicine, Geriatrics, Upstate Medical University
Gail Brocious, RN Quality Care Coordinator, ROHM Nursing Homes
Carl Cameron, MD Medical Director, Preferred Care
John Chamberlain, MD Pediatrics/Internal Medicine, Private Practice, Rochester
Mona Chitre, PharmD, CGP Director of Clinical Services, Pharmacy Management FLRx
Nicole Dawley, RPh Clinical Services Program Manager, Univera Healthcare
Oscar DeLeon Casasola, MD Vice Chair of Clinical Affairs, Roswell Park Cancer Center
Chris Derks RN MHA COHN's/CM Corporate Quality Management, Excellus Health Plan, Inc.
Carl Devore, MD, MPH Associate Medical Director, Workers’ CompChoice
Michael R. DiSalle, MD Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Unity Health, Rochester NY
Marsha Fitzgerald, RN Clinical Case Management, Workers’ CompChoice
Chris Forcucci, RN Project Director, Cancer Pain in Elders Grant, University of Iowa
Beth Gawronski, RN Clinical Quality Nurse, Excellus BlueCross BlueShield
Eugene Gosy, MD Gosy and Associates Pain Treatment Center, Buffalo 
Keela Herr, PhD, RN, FAAN, AGSF Professor & Chair, Adult & Gerontological Nursing, University of Iowa
Donavan Holder, MD Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Clifton Springs Hospital
James Holler, MD Endwell Family Physicians; Broome County Medical Society
Patrick Hopkins, RN Pediatric/Neonatal APN, Golisano Children's Hospital, URMC
Pamela Horst, MD* Palliative Care Consult Service, St. Joseph's Health, Syracuse NY
Brian Justice, DC Chiropractor, Rochester Chiropractic Group
Pieter Kark, MD* Neurologist, Crouse Hospital
Christopher Kerr, MD, PhD Medical Director, Center for Hospice & Palliative Care
Hans Koritz, MD Pain Management, WNY
David Korones, MD Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Golisano Children's Hospital, URMC
Karen Kremer Quality Initiatives, Monroe County Medical Society
Michael Kuttner, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Pain Management, RGHS
Kevin Matthews, MD* Palliative Care Consultative Service, Utica NY
Kathleen McGrail, MD* Hospice Medical Director, Visiting Nurse Service
Daniel Mendelson, MD* Palliative Care Consultant, Geriatrics, Strong Health
Robert Milch, MD* Center for Hospice and Palliative Care, Buffalo NY
Dallas Nelson, MD Geriatrician, Strong Geriatric Group, URMC
Ajai, Nemani, MD Anesthesiology Associates of Rochester, Pain Management, RGHS
Katie Orem, MPH Geriatrics & Palliative Care Program Manager, Excellus BCBS
Al Peppard, PT Physical Therapist, University of Rochester Sports Medicine
Erma Perkins, RN Hospice Nurse Educator, Lifetime Care Home Care & Hospice
Erika Pfeiffer, RN Director, Quality Management, St. Ann’s Community
Joel Potash, MD* Palliative Care Consultant, Hospice & Palliative Care Associates, CNY
Gilbert Proper, MD Anesthesiology Associates of Rochester, Pain Management, RGHS
Kathy Plyter, RN Hospice Nurse Educator, Lifetime Care
Timothy Quill, MD* Palliative Care Consultant, Strong Memorial Hospital
Steve Ryan, MD* Medical Director, Independent Living for Seniors
O.J. Sahler, MD* Pediatric Hematology-Oncology, Golisano Children's Hospital, URMC
Ronald P. Santasiero, MD Pain Management, Buffalo General Hospital
Jim Schuppert, MD* Director of Health Services, Corning, Inc
Judith Setla, MD* Medical Director, Hospice & Palliative Care Associates Central NY
Bernard Shore, MD* Medical Director, Jewish Home of Rochester
Armit Singh, MD Pain Management, WNY
Julia Smith, MD* Hospice Medical Director, Lifetime Care Home Care & Hospice
Jaimala Thanik, MD Anesthesiology, Pain Management, Highland Hospital, URMC
Paul Updike, MD Pain Management & Addiction Specialist, Catholic Health System
Elise van der Jagt, MD, MPH Pediatric Critical Care & Hospital Med., Golisano Children's Hospital
Kathryn Vullo, PhD Clinical Psychologist, Pain Management, Private Practice Rochester

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