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Education for Physicians on the End-of-life Care (EPEC) Faculty

Course Director

Patricia Bomba, MD, FACP Excellus BlueCross BlueShield,
University of Rochester Medical Center & SUNY Upstate Medical University

Project Manager

Julie VanRensselaer Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Education Director

Reese Davis Excellus BlueCross BlueShield

Faculty

Russ Acevedo, MD, FACP, FCCP Crouse Hospital, Syracuse NY
Ran Anbar, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Daniel Anhalt, MD, MBA CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh NY
Francis Battisti, R-CSW, BCD Battisti Seminars; SUNY Binghamton
Helen Battisti, MS, RD Nutrition Network, Inc., Binghamton NY
Sharon Bauer, RN SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Carol Beechy, MD Bassett Healthcare, Richfield Springs NY
Jeanne Bishop, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Joseph Booth, M.D., CMD, ACFP Private Practice, Utica, NY
Manuel Borod, MD McGill University Health Centre, Montreal Canada
Scott S. Brehaut, MD Private Practice, Utica, NY
Anthony Caprio, MD University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill NC
Thomas Caprio, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Thomas R. Curran, Jr., MD Crouse Hospital, Syracuse, NY
Lynda J. Dimitroff, PhD, BSN, RN, CHES Nurse Educator, Rochester, NY
Nienke Dosa, MD, MPH SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Paul Drager, JD MedEthics Consulting/Education, New Britain CT
Wendy Edwards, MD St. Vincent’s Medical Center, New York NY
Barbara A. Fero, MS, RN Crouse Hospital; SUNY Upstate Medical University's College of Nursing, Syracuse NY
Cheryl M. Fontaine, RN, MSN, GNP Ontario-Yates Hospice and Palliative Care
Suzanne Gillespie, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Neil Hall, MD MAHEC Family Health Center, Asheville NC
Laura Harting, MSW, LCSW Hospice and Palliative Care Associates, Liverpool NY
Pamela Horst, MD St. Joseph's Hospital, Syracuse NY
Connie Jastremski, MS, MBA, RN, ANP-CS, CNAA, FCCM Bassett Healthcare, Cooperstown, NY
Robert Kanter, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Pieter Kark, MD Consultant & Palliative Care Advocate, San Francisco
David Korones, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
William Krause, MD Private Practice, Family Medicine; Hospice and Palliative Care, Inc., Utica NY
Susan J. Lamanna, RN, MA, MSN, ANP SUNY Upstate Medical University, Rochester NY
Marcia Levetown, MD The Methodist Hospital, Houston TX.
Patricia Lippincott Knox, MS, FNP, RN SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Elizabeth Maher, MD Hospice of Buffalo, Buffalo NY
Kevin Matthews, MD St. Elizabeth Family Medicine Residency Program
Robert McCann, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Kathleen McGrail, MD Visiting Nurse Hospice of Rochester, Rochester, NY 
Daniel Mendelson, MD, MS University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Cheryl Morrow, MD Birchwood Health Care Center; The Manor at Seneca Hill, Syracuse NY
Kaushal B. Nanavati, MD Private Practice, Family Medicine, Syracuse, NY
Marika O’Baire, RN Palliative Care Advocate, San Francisco CA
William Plonk, MD Capital Hospice, Washington DC
Joel Potash, MD Family Physician, Onondaga Nation Health Center, Nedrow NY
Timothy Quill, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Tarakad Ramachandran, MD SUNY Upstate Medical University, Syracuse NY
Stephen D. Ryan, MD, MPH Evercare Medical Director, Rochester NY
OJ Sahler, MD University of Rochester Medical Center , Rochester
Myrna Sanchez, MD Alice Hyde Medical Center, Malone, NY
Judith Setla, Md, MPH, FACP Hospice & Palliative Care Associates of Central New York, Liverpool NY
Bernard Shore, MD Jewish Home of Rochester, Rochester NY 
Upinder Singh, MD National PACE Education Committee, LasVegas NV
Julia Smith, MD Rochester General Hospital, Rochester NY 
Amy Smyk Arnot Ogden Medical Center, Elmira NY
Bernie Sussman, MD University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Dawn Sweeney, MD SUNY Upstate Medical Center, Syracuse NY
James Szalados, MD, MBA, MHA, FCCP University of Rochester Medical Center, Rochester
Rachael Tucker, RN, BA CVPH Medical Center, Plattsburgh NY
Dorothy Urban Wright, MD Crouse Hospital, Syracuse NY