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Thursday, June 16, 2005

Pallimed Contributors

Drew Rosielle, MD
drosielle (at) gmail (dot) com

Founded Pallimed in June 2005 before beginning his Palliative Care Fellowship at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I will let him fill in more here since he is a pretty modest guy.
Ok, fine.... I'm an assistant professor of medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, where, by some strange dispensation, I'm allowed to practice palliative care full-time. I am the clinical director of MCW's palliative care center. I'm more or less from the Midwest. I studied English and Religion at the University of Iowa as an undergraduate, did medical school at the University of Minnesota, internal medicine residency in Denver (University of Colorado), palliative fellowship at MCW. I have two young boys and a wife and they have me in return. I'm mostly interested in the translation of clinical research into clinical practice--often fancifully known as Evidence-Based Medicine--even when to use the term "evidence" is a stretch of the imagination. I edit Fast Facts, probably the world's largest & best resource of free (and sometimes even evidence-based) palliative care knowledge, wisdom, and know-how. Email me if you have ideas for Fast Facts or are interested in writing one.

Christian Sinclair, MD
ctsinclair (at) gmail (dot) com

~Fellowship Site Director, Associate Medical Director, Kansas City Hospice & Palliative Care, Kansas City, MO
~Medical Director, Palliative Care Team, P
rovidence Medical Center, Kansas City, KS

I pleaded with Drew to join Pallimed as a co-editor in November of 2005 after being addicted to reading the blog daily. I thought I could take some of the load off of Drew in posting, but Drew still outposts me 4:1 at least! I did my fellowship at the Hospice & Palliative CareCenter of Winston-Salem, NC after completing a internal medicine residency at Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. I did my undergraduate and medical school studies at the University of California, San Diego. I have particular interests in the following topics and have given national and regional talks on some of them: Prognostication, fellowships and education, methadone & opioid rotation for pain control, ethics, subcutaneous infusions, social media. I was elected to the AAHPM Board of Directors in 2009.

Lyle Fettig, MD
lypafe (at) gmail (dot) com

I'm a Palliative Care Physician at Indiana University in Indianapolis, working primarily with Wishard Health Services Palliative Care Team. I'm also medical director at VNS Hospice of Central Indiana. I completed my fellowship at IU after a med-peds residency (although now primarily doing adult palliative care).

Thomas Quinn, APRN, CHPN (former contributor)
tquinn152 (at) gmail (dot) com

I have been an oncology nurse since 1980 and was interested in palliative care many years before I heard the term. For the past 6 years I have been a pain management educator at Massachusetts General Hospital in Boston. For the past year I have been doing that part time from home in Connecticut. I write/edit monthly newsletters for MGH and Yale Cancer Center and have recently been working on a resource page on The Intersection of Pain Management and Addictive Illness. I joined Pallimed as a contributor in July 2007.

You, the readers!

Pallimed has a comment function (at the bottom of each post) that allows you to give us feedback on each post. Tell us your opinions and thoughts. This can be a great community for discussion but you may get bored if it is only Drew and I discussing back and forth. You can even add comments anonymously, especially if you want to say something controversial. Even something as pithy as 'great post' or 'what are you talking about?' helps us to keep working at the blog day in and day out for you.

If you comment we almost always will comment back. The comment function has a simple verification system to prevent spammers from clogging the site (it has already happened!).

Also feel free to email Drew (drosielle at gmail dot com) or Christian (ctsinclair at gmail dot com) to let us know about things we may have missed but should blog about, or to give us general feedback on the site.

(Last updated December 21, 2009)

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