Palliative Care Center

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Wendy Peltier, MD

 

Dr. Peltier is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin and Section Head of the Palliative Care Center in the Division of Hematology and Oncology.  She has extensive background in medical education, leadership and neuromuscular neurology. She brings these skills to palliative care in the areas of clinical pathways and teaching communication skills.  Her research interests are in quality improvement and the development of models for 'upstream' palliative care in serious illness including lung cancer, brain injury and advanced heart failure.

 

 

 

Sean Marks, MD

Dr. Marks is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of Hematology & Oncology, specializing in palliative medicine. He graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2004 and then completed an internal medicine residency at University Hospitals Case Medical Center in 2007. After completing his fellowship in palliative medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2008, he continued on as faculty. He is the course director of the palliative medicine medical school curriculum for the M3 and M4 students. He has an interest in mood disorders in the terminally ill and palliative medicine in HIV populations.
 
 
 
 

Jonathan Gully, MD

 

Dr. Gully is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of Hematology & Oncology, specializing in Palliative Medicine.  He joined the MCW in 2009 after completing his fellowship in palliative medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School. 

 

 

 

 

 Lauren Wiebe, MD

 

Dr. Lauren Wiebe is an Assistant Professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin with ABIM board certifications in both Medical Oncology and Palliative Medicine. She completed medical school at Columbia in 2004, followed by internal medicine residency and medical oncology fellowship both at the University of Chicago Medical Center. During that time, she also completed a fellowship at the MacLean Center for Clinical Medical Ethics. Desiring further skills caring for patients nearing the end of life, Dr. Wiebe completed subspecialty training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Northwestern Memorial Hospital in 2010. As a faculty member at MCW, Dr. Wiebe serves in two roles as a gastrointestinal medical oncologist and palliative care physician. Her focus is on providing and teaching symptom-focused care and good doctor-patient communication throughout the course of illness.

 

 

 

Ann Catlett, MD

 

 

Dr. Ann Catlett joined the Medical College of Wisconsin Division of Hematology and Oncology in October of 2010. She is board certified in Internal Medicine and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and works both as staff attending on the Palliative Care Team at Froedtert Hospital and as attending physician on the Hematology-Oncology inpatient service. Ann attended medical school and completed her specialty training and the School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison, WI. Before coming to MCW/Froedtert she worked in Madison, WI as a hospitalist and Palliative Medicine provider at Meriter and UW Hospitals.

 

 

 

Katherine Recka, MD

Katherine Recka, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Division of Hematology and Oncology, specializing in hospice and palliative medicine at the Clement J. Zablocki Veterans Affairs Medical Center. She graduated from the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2006. Dr. Recka completed a residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics through the Medical College of Wisconsin and Affiliated Hospitals in 2010 and a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the University of Michigan in 2011. Dr. Recka is board certified in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics and has an interest in bioethics and in quality improvement.

 

 

 

 Jo Weis, PhD

Jo Weis is a licensed psychologist and Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical College of Wisconsin. She is also Director of Behavioral Medicine for Palliative Medicine at Medical College of Wisconsin and Froedtert Hospital. She collaborates with a multi-disciplinary team of physicians and nurses who administer to palliative care patients in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She is one of the research clinicians pioneering the use of imagery rescripting and reprocessing therapy as a treatment modality for persons with posttraumatic stress disorder. Her research interests in addition to posttraumatic stress disorder include psychological issues and resilience at end-of-life, and supervision of oncology and palliative fellows. 

 

 

 

Elizabeth Thiel, MD

Dr. Thiel is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in the Division of Hematology & Oncology, specializing in palliative medicine. She completed medical school at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2004, followed by a pediatric residency and a pediatric hematology/oncology fellowship both at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.  Desiring further skills in caring for patients with life-limiting illnesses, Dr. Thiel completed sub-specialty training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2011.  She is board certified in Pediatrics and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

 

 

 

Krista Wiger, MD

Krista Wiger is an MCW staff physician with board certifications in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. She completed her palliative care fellowship with the MCW Palliative Care Center and, in addition to her work with the MCW Primary Care Initiative, also attends on the palliative care consult service.

 

David E. Weissman, MD - Emeritus

Dr. Weissman is the founding Director of the Palliative Care Center and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology & Oncology. He is nationally recognized for his pioneering work designing and implementing novel health professional education strategies for pain management and palliative care. Dr. Weissman is a consultant to the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC) and numerous medical schools, helping to develop palliative care teaching resources for the next generation of physicians. He is currently funded by the Y.C. Ho/Helen Chiang Foundation to improve medical school education, the JEHT Foundation in support of the Palliative Care Leadership Center Project and CAPC, in support of education product development.  Dr. Weissman is Co-Director of EPERC (End of Life Palliative Education Resource Center) - a national resource center for high quality, peer reviewed End of Life educational materials.  Dr. Weissman was also the founding Editor-in-Chief of the medical journal, Journal of Palliative Medicine.

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