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.

David N. Korones, MD

Dr. Korones “has a lot of experience and knowledge at technical levels in oncology, but what really singles him out is his ability to engage with patients and their families and help them make good medical decisions in challenging circumstances,” wrote Timothy E. Quill, MD, FACP, FAAHPM, the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care and Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester, in support of his nomination.

Mary K. Buss, MD, MPH

Dr. Buss joined the palliative care service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in 2007 and in 2013 she launched the outpatient palliative care clinic, staffed by a multidisciplinary team. The clinic sees patients referred with complicated symptoms, psychosocial/spiritual distress, and complex medical decision-making needs.

Laura M. Iglesias Lino, MD

Since early in her career, Dr. Iglesias Lino has found working with vulnerable populations especially rewarding. Naturally drawn to caring for the elderly, she completed her fellowship in geriatrics and saw the need for palliative care in many of her frail and frequently homebound patients. Her response was to pursue board certification in hospice and palliative care.

Shaida Talebreza, MD

Dr. Talebreza works closely with the VA National Center for Ethics in Health Care to develop new practices for ensuring that the values, goals, and life-sustaining treatment decisions of seriously ill patients are elicited, documented, and honored.