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Primary Care Hospice/Palliative Care Fellowship

1-year ACGME-accredited Fellowship

4 Positions - 2 Adult and 2 Pediatric

Intensive training in the management of patients with serious illnesses
Offers pathway to board certification

Applicants

Fellowship applicants submit applications through ERAS.

ERAS 2018 Fellowship Application Timeline

Faculty and Interdisciplinary Team Members

Fellowship Program Director

faculty photoMelody J. Cunningham, MD, FAAHPM

Medical Director, Threads of Care, Palliative Care Program, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital


Dr. Cunningham's Bio

Education

  • Medical School, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics, University of Massachusetts Medical School
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, Harvard Medical School
  • Fellowship in Transfusion Medicine, Harvard Combined Program

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Board of Pathology

faculty photoW. Clay Jackson, MD, DipTh

Associate Fellowship Program Director
President and Medical Director
, Comprehensive Primary Care
Medical Director, Methodist Hospice & Palliative Care


Dr. Jackson's Bio

Faculty Appointment

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Education

  • Residency, University of Tennessee/Baptist Tipton Family Medicine
  • Medical School, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
  • Graduate, Diploma of Theology, Oxford University

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Family Medicine

faculty photoJustin Baker, MD, FAAHPM

Associate Fellowship Program Director
Chief
, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital
Director, Hematology/Oncology Fellowship Program, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Associate Program Director, University of Tennessee Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Dr. Baker's  Bio

Education

  • Medical School, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Internship, Residency and Chief Residency in Pediatrics, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Board Certification

  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Board of Pediatrics

faculty photo

Dan Mahoney, MD

Assistant Professor, University of Tennessee Health Science Center
MD Attending, Palliative Care Program, Le Bonheur Children's Hospital


Dr. Mahoney's Bio

Education

  • Medical School, Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Residency in Pediatrics, Jackson Memorial Hospital/Holtz Children’s Hospital
  • Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Pediatrics

faculty photoJoanna A. Lyman, MA, CCLS

Palliative Care Program Coordinator, Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital


Dr. Lyman's Bio

Education

  • Undergraduate: California State University Northridge – Psychology
  • Graduate: University of Santa Monica – Psychology

Certifications

  • Association of Child Life Professionals - Certified Child Life Specialist
  • American Board of Hypnotherapy – Certified Hypnotherapist
  • Landrum Center for Energy Medicine – Second Degree Reiki Practitioner

faculty photoDeena Levine, MD

Assistant Member, Division of Quality of Life and Palliative Care, Department of Oncology, St Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Dr. Levine's Bio

Education

  • Medical School, Drexel University College of Medicine
  • Residency in Pediatrics, University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey
  • Fellowship in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, John’s Hopkins/National Institute of Health
  • Fellowship in Bioethics, National Institute of Health
  • Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine – Pediatric Track, University of Tennessee/St Jude Children’s Research Hospital/Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • American Board of Pediatric Hematology/Oncology
  • American Board of Pediatrics

Doralina Anghelescu, MD

Member, Division of Anesthesiology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee
Director, Pain Management Service, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee

Dr. Anghelescu's Bio

Education

  • School of Medicine, Bucharest University, Romania
  • American Society of Anesthesiologists Certificate in Business Administration
  • Certification in Palliative Care Education and Practice, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care

Certifications

  • Foreign Medical Graduates Examination in the Medical Sciences –July 1991
  • Romanian Board of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine – (written and oral examination) – January 1993
  • FLEX examination – December 1993
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (written examination) – July 1997
  • American Board of Anesthesiology (oral examination) – April 1998
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology – April 1998
  • Diplomat of the American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management-September 2001
  • Certification in Business Administration – American Society of Anesthesiologists January 2007
  • Certification in Palliative Care Education and Practice, Harvard Medical School Center for Palliative Care – November 2008
  • Certification in Ultrasound Guided Nerve Blocks – Duke University – August 2011
  • American Board of Anesthesiology, Subspecialty Certification in Pain Management, Recertification – September 1, 2012

Interdisciplinary Team Members

  • Elizabeth Swift, PNP
  • Elizabeth Hawkins, MDiv
  • Haley Geabhart, Fellowship Coordinator

Last Published: Oct 11, 2017