Core Faculty

Core faculty of the Palliative Care Fellowship are involved in the majority of fellow training, and are board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

We are fortunate to have strong institutional support and have a spectrum of associated faculty from within our own interdisciplinary palliative care team or other primary disciplines that help enrich the fellowship experience by mentoring electives or participating in didactic sessions.

Program leadership

  • Kathryn B. Kirkland, MD (Section Chief and Director, Palliative Medicine, Dorothy and John J. Byrne, Jr Distinguished Professor of Palliative Medicine)
  • Maxwell T. Vergo, MD, FAAHPM (Director of Palliative Medicine Education, Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship)
  • Lisa A. Stephens, APRN, MSN (Associate Program Director of the Interprofessional Fellowship Program and Lead Nurse Practitioner)
  • Jonathan Jolin, MD (Associate Physician Program Director, Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center/VA Palliative Care Clinician)