Jane deLima Thomas

The 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards in the early-career physician category honor Jane deLima Thomas, MD, a palliative care physician and associate director of the Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. Dr. Thomas …

Alen Voskanian

The 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards in the early-career physician category honor Alen Voskanian, MD, regional medical director of VITAS Innovative Hospice Care in Torrance, Calif. Dr. Voskanian has expanded and developed innovative models of ambulatory palliative care and …

Drew Rosielle

The 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards in the early-career physician category honor Drew Rosielle MD, a palliative care physician and program director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Minneapolis. Dr. …

Charles G. Sasser

The 2013 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards in the senior physician category honor Charles G. Sasser, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM, director of palliative care services at Conway Medical Center in Conway, S.C. Under Dr. Sasser’s leadership, Conway established the first interdisciplinary …

Marian Hodges, MD, MPH

In a multifaceted professional life, Dr. Hodges teaches ethics and palliative care at Providence Center for Health Care Ethics, cares for geriatric patients, and coordinates postgraduate resident education in geriatric medicine.

Ross Albert, MD, PHD

Dr. Albert has understood the importance of compassion and empathy in care at the end of life since his residency serving a diverse patient population near Philadelphia. Colleagues describe him as a physician who “cares for the whole family while treating the one patient who is in crisis,” and as a leader and an advocate “spreading the philosophy of palliative care both within and without the hospital.”

Rashmi Sharma, MD, MHS

Dr. Sharma is passionate about caring for diverse patient populations and helping patients to receive care concordant with their values and goals while supporting families in a culturally sensitive way. As a medical educator, she teaches about end-of-life communication skills and cross-cultural issues at the end of life.

Keith M. Swetz, MD, MA, FACP, FAAHPM

Dr. Swetz, who has a master’s degree in bioethics and health policy from Loyola University Chicago, has a strong interest in ethical decision-making, particularly as it relates to advanced medical technologies. He has written more than 75 peer-reviewed manuscripts and given more than 150 educational presentations related to these topics.

Bruce E. Condit, MD, FHM

The 2015 Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards in the mid-career category honor Bruce E. Condit, MD, FHM, medical director of palliative care and an attending physician at the Central Maine Medical Center and medical director of Androscoggin Home Care and Hospice, an outpatient hospice team, both in Lewiston . The selection committee commended him for “creating something from nothing” by bringing palliative care to urban and rural Maine.