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Faculty

Mary Becker, M.D., F.A.C.E.P.  

Program Director, Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship

Attending Physician, Division of Palliative Medicine

Maine Medical Center

University of Vermont College of Medicine, Burlington, VT             

Residency: Emergency Medicine, Christiana Healthcare Systems, Newark & Wilmington, DE

Additional Training: Harvard Serious Illness Conversation Facilitator and Palliative Care Education Program

Board Certified:  Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Emergency Medicine

 

James Schneid, M.D.

Medical Director Hospice and Palliative Medicine V.A. Hospital - Augusta, Maine

SUNY Upstate Medical Center

Residency:  Family Practice, SUNY Wilson Hospital

Board Certified, Hospice and Palliative Care, Family Medicine

 

Thomas Keating, M.D., M.S., M.A., F.A.C.P. 

Director, Hospice of Southern Maine

New England Cancer Specialists, attending

Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, Massachusetts

Residency:  St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Boston, MA

Board Certified, Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine

 

Kathleen M. Fairfield, M.D., DrPH

Research Director, Division of Palliative Medicine

Associate Chief of Medicine for Research & Quality

Clinical Scientist, Center for Outcomes Research and Evaluation, Center for Performance Improvement

Director, Research and Scholarly Activity, Dept. of Medicine; Co-Director, Clinical Research Course,

Faculty Physician, International Clinic

MD- Boston University School of Medicine, MPH, DrPH- Harvard School of Public Health

Residency: Beth Israel Hospital, Boston; Fellowship: Harvard Combined General Internal Medicine Fellowship

Board Certified, Internal Medicine

 

Isabella Stumpf, D.O.

Division Director, Palliative Medicine, Maine Medical Center

Medical Director, Palliative Medicine, MaineHealth

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford, Maine 

Residency, Maine Medical Center, Internal Medicine

Fellowship, Maine Medical Center, Pulmonary/Critical Care Medicine

 

Robert Hunold, D.O.

Family Medicine Physician – LincolnHealth, Damariscotta, Maine

Medical Director- Miles-St. Andrews Home Health and Hospice

Palliative Care Attending – MMC

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine

Residency: Scottsdale-Osborne Family Medicine, Scottsdale, Arizona

Board Certified: American Board of Family Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine

 

Myra Ross, D.O.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Attending Physician, VA Maine HCS

University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, Biddeford Pool, ME

Fellowship:  Hospice and Palliative Care, Maine Medical Center/VA Maine HCS, ME

Residency:  Internal Medicine, Maine Medical Center, Portland, ME

Board Certified:  Hospice and Palliative Medicine Eligible, American Board of Internal Medicine

Other Certifications: POLST facilitator, BLS

 

Cynthia Burnham, D.O.

Hospice & Palliative Medicine Attending Physician, Hospice of Southern Maine

University of Health Sciences COM 1985

Residency: University of Massachusetts Medical Center Psychiatry 1992

Board Certified: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology

 

 

Advanced Practice Provider Faculty

 

Katie Addicott, MSN, FNP-C, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner for the Adult and Pediatric Palliative Medicine Programs

University of Southern Maine School of Nursing, Portland, Maine

Board Certified: Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse

Other Certification: American Academy of Nurse Practitioners

 

Bridget R. Franciose, ANP-BC, ACHPN

Nurse Practitioner - Palliative Care

Masters of Science in Nursing, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions

Additional Training: SICP facilitator, POLST facilitator, BLS

Board Certification(s):

ANCC Certified Adult Nurse Practitioner

Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse

 

Ursula Nehrt PA-C

Physician Assistant – Palliative Care

Training:  On the job training with Palliative Care service at Yale-New Haven Hospital, New Haven, CT.

Additional Training: Harvard Serious Illness Conversation Facilitator and Palliative Care Education Program

Board Certified:  Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Emergency Medicine

 

 

Social Work Faculty

 

Taylor Thibault, LMSW

Care Management Social Worker for Palliative Care and LVAD

University of New England, MSW

Board Certified, Licensed Master of Social Work

Maine Medical Center is a member of the MaineHealth System