During those 37 years, I served in many different positions at the local hospital, Columbia Memorial Hospital. Without regard to chronology, I served as Attending Physician for 37 years, president of the medical staff for 4 years, a member of the Board of Directors for 15 years, as Chair of the Quality Management Committee for 8 years, and as Chair and founder of the Ethics committee for over 25 years. During that time I became board certified in Palliative Medicine and served for several years as Hospice Medical Director for the regional Hospice program.
To fulfill these positions well, I learned new skills from many graduate and CME courses. Some of these were seminars on leadership and governance for my position on the Board of Directors and a president of the medical staff. I attended many seminars in Hospice care and Palliative care including the train the trainer seminars for the EPEC Program,( Education for Physicians on End-of-Life Care financed and promoted by the American Medical Association. I attended the Intensive Bioethics Course at The Kennedy Institute of Ethics , Georgetown University in Washington, DC in 1994 and the Advanced Bioethics Course in 1995. Through the combined program at Union University in Schenectady, NY and Albany Medical College, I acquired my Master’s Degree of Science in Bioethics in 2004.
Hospice Medical Director, Palliative Medicine
25 years, New York Academy of Family Medicine.
Member of the American Society of Bioethics & Humanities
Degrees: BA, MD, MSbe