Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care Team

Only providers who are members of the Dartmouth-Hitchcock Palliative Care team admit and direct the care of patients at the Jack Byrne Center. If you wish, your own provider can remain connected to your care by visiting you at the Center and by speaking with your Dartmouth-Hitchcock provider.

If you are in hospice care, your hospice team will continue to coordinate and guide your plan of care while you are at the Jack Byrne Center, just as they do when you are at home. Your hospice team may visit you while you are here. The Jack Byrne Center team will work closely together with your hospice team.

Many people make up your interdisciplinary team. Each team member has a different role in your care, but all are experts in their own fields.

Program leadership

Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care providers

Christopher G. Ahern, DO

Palliative Medicine

I treat patients and loved ones as they deal with serious illnesses. I help them explore what it is they hold most dear during a very challenging time. I focus on creatively and holistica… Read more

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Kathleen Broglio, DNP, APRN

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

  • Complex pain management
  • Substance use disorder in serious illness

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Amelia M. Cullinan, MD

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Sarah R. Durante, MD

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

  • Supporting patients and families in medical decision-making.
  • Optimizing function and quality of life in the setting of serious illness.

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Kimberly Haller, MSN, DNP, APRN

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Jonathan S. Jolin, MD

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Emily G. Kobin, MD

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Robin J. Larson, MD, MPH

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Meredith A. MacMartin, MD

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Ember S. Moore, MSN, APRN, ACNP

Palliative Medicine

My practice is rooted in the joy and honor of being a part of each person's care team. Dying is an important phase of life. It deserves as much care, attention, and planning as birth. I… Read more

Areas of focus

  • Palliative care
  • Assisting individuals and their families with medical decision making
  • Optimizing wellness during serious illness course and treatment

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Lisa A. Stephens, MSN, APRN, ACHPN

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Maxwell T. Vergo, MD

Palliative Medicine

Every patient and family living with serious illness deserves to have holistic, dignity conserving, and value-aligned care. Our team specializes in symptom management, emotional coping, a… Read more

Areas of focus

  • Serious illness conversation training and implementation
  • Creative writing and legacy work
  • Quality improvement to assure patient values are followed in the healthcare system
  • Medical education research
  • And 1 more areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Anna M. Westervelt, MSN, APRN

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Charles Y. Whang, MD

Palliative Medicine

My hope is to be an advocate and guide for anyone-patients or their loved ones-going through serious illness. I am here to help with distressing symptoms of the mind, body and soul and to… Read more

Areas of focus

  • Medical decision making support
  • Medical system navigation and education
  • Elucidation of patient and family hopes, values and fears
  • Symptom management in the area of severe illness (i.e. shortness of breath, cancer related pain, nausea etc.)
  • And 2 more areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Shana A. Wierchowski, MD

Palliative Medicine

Palliative care helps patients with the challenges that arise with serious illness. In my role, I see patients when they are in the hospital and help them manage their symptoms and find c… Read more

Areas of focus

  • Inpatient palliative care consultation
  • Symptom management for patients with serious illness
  • Advanced care planning

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Matthew M. Wilson, MD

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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