Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care Team

Only providers who are members of the 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 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

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Amber E. Barnato, MD, MPH, MS

Palliative Medicine

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Kathleen Broglio, DNP, APRN

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Amelia M. Cullinan, MD

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Sarah R. Durante, MD

Palliative Medicine

I have two primary areas of clinical practice which I believe are complementary to one another: Physiatry and Palliative Medicine. As a physiatrist (Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation s… Read more

Areas of focus

  • Supporting patients and families in medical decision-making
  • Optimizing function and quality of life in the setting of serious illness
  • Treating pain and spasticity caused by stroke and other neurological impairments
  • Geisel School of Medicine profile

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Andrew C. Harte, MSN, APRN

Palliative Medicine

Palliative care aims to help people with serious illnesses live their best lives for as long as possible. I am passionate about improving care for patients facing serious and life-limitin… Read more

Areas of focus

  • Palliative care

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Jonathan S. Jolin, MD

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Robin J. Larson, MD, MPH

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Meredith A. MacMartin, MD

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Lisa A. Stephens, MSN, APRN, ACHPN

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

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 2 more areas of focus

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 3 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

Locations

  • Lebanon

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Matthew M. Wilson, MD

Palliative Medicine

Areas of focus

Locations

  • Lebanon

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