I chose this field because I learned that I was most able to help people when I had time to sit down with them, explore their hopes and fears, and walk them through one of the most difficult times in their lives. By taking the whole person, as well as their family members, into consideration, I tailor my approach to care to meet their wishes and needs.

My areas of expertise include palliative care, pain and symptom management, helping patients with complex decisions and, if needed, end-of-life and hospice care. I feel privileged to get to know each of my patients – and to help keep them informed and comfortable through a difficult journey.

As the Director of the Palliative Medicine Fellowship, I help train new palliative care physicians. I also enjoy teaching medical students, residents and fully trained doctors about palliative care. I am the mother of two.

Conditions I Treat

– Palliative care for all cancers
– End-of-life and hospice care for all cancers

Professional Background

Dr. Denney-Koelsch received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry where she also completed her residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics.

She then completely the fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She currently works as a palliative care consultant in the Prenatal, Pediatric and Adult Palliative Care Programs. She is the Director of the Perinatal Supportive Care Program and the Program Director of the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship.

When not seeing patients, she enjoys playing piano and oboe, organic gardening, raising chickens, and spending time outdoors with her family.