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Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Charles von Gunten and Frank Ferris
Trained as a physician, Dr. Von Gunten let one of the first palliative care programs at Northwestern Hospital. He then led the San Diego Hospice and started and international program. He is editor of the Journal of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Ferris trained in Canada and developed home-based palliative care and then worked on the EPEC- O curriculum. He has participated in global development of palliative medicine.
Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Rosemary Gibson, MS
Trained in economics, Ms. Gibson is the is a senior advisor at The Hastings Center. She led national health care quality and safety initiatives at the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. She was chief architect of the foundation’s decade-long strategy that successfully established palliative care in more than 1,600 hospitals in the United States.
Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Kathleen Foley, MD
Trained as a physician, Dr. Foley focused on pain management within neurology and started palliative care. She originated the Project on Death in America and developed an international plan for palliative care worldwide. Dr Foley is emeritus at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Joanne Lynn, MD, MA, MS
Trained as physician, Dr. Lynn was an early hospice physician geriatrician and long term care physician. She developed the and ran the SUPPORT study. She has served at CMS, IHI, and the Washington Department of Health to improve the quality of health care and care to elders.
Founders, Leaders and Futurists in Palliative Care: Jeanne Twohig, MPA
Trained in public administration, Ms. Twohig has a long history of involvement with community based programs. She served as deputy director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s national program Promoting Excellence in End-of-Life Care and then was deputy director of the Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life at Duke University. She is currently a consultant for CAPC.
Founders, Leaders and Futurist in Palliative Care: Dr. Balfour Mount, MD, OC, OQ
Trained as a urologic oncology surgeon, Dr. Mount is the father of palliative care in North America. He coined the term palliative care, while he developed a robust palliative care program at McGill University in Montreal Canada. He also began the McGill Biennial International Congress. He also helped develop a manual for other programs across the globe.