Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (PCLCs)

Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ are nine national centers of excellence providing customized training and
a full year of mentoring to programs at every stage. The goal is to achieve program growth and sustainability and the best quality and highest value patient care. Lead faculty from the PCLCs are listed below.

  • Marie A. Bakitas, NP-C, FAAN

    Associate Director, UAB Center for Palliative Care
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (Univer…

  • Leslie Blackhall, MD, MTS

    Associate Professor of Medicine
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (University of Virginia He…

  • Maria Torroella Carney, MD, FACP

    Chief, Division of Geriatric and Palliative Medicine; Medical Director, Post-Acute Services
    Lead, Pa…

  • Todd Coté, MD, HMDC, FAAFP, FAAHPM

    Chief Medical Officer
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (Bluegrass Care Navigators)

  • Egidio Del Fabbro, MD

    Palliative Care Program Director
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (Virginia Commonwealth Un…

  • Nancy Guinn, MD

    Medical Director, Presbyterian Healthcare at Home
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (Presbyt…

  • Steven Z. Pantilat, MD

    Professor of Medicine
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (University of California, San Franc…

  • Michael W. Rabow, MD

    Professor of Clinical Medicine
    University of California, San Francisco (UCSF)

  • Drew Rosielle, MD, FAAHPM

    Palliative Medical Director
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (Fairview Health Services)

  • Philip H. Santa-Emma, MD, FAAHPM

    Medical Director
    Lead, Palliative Care Leadership Centers™ (Mount Carmel Health System)