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Palliative Care Program

Meet Our Team

Physicians

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Alexandria Bear, MD

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

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Renee Annette Foutz, MD

Assistant Professor

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Jonathan B. Gully, MD

Assistant Professor

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Adrienne Klement, MD

Assistant Professor

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Sean M. Marks, MD

Associate Professor

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Wendy L. Peltier, MD

Associate Professor

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Katherine A. Recka, MD

Assistant Professor

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Mary Rhodes, MD

Assistant Professor

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Paul Stellmacher, MD

Assistant Professor

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Elizabeth Thiel, MS, MD

Associate Professor

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Jo M. Weis, PhD

Associate Professor

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April Zehm, MD

Assistant Professor

Emeritus

David E. Weissman

David E. Weissman, MD

Dr. Weissman is the founding Director of the Palliative Care Program and Professor of Medicine in the Division of Hematology and 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.

Nurse Practitioners

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Ruth Drazewski, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Tracy L. Kersten, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Deborah Schneider, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Kelly M. Stone, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

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Catherine Van Schyndle, ANP

Nurse Practitioner

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Samantha M. Wojnowiak, APNP

Nurse Practitioner

Research and Administration

Dan Bullock, Education Program Coordinator II
Dan joined the Medical College of Wisconsin in 2010. Dan supports some of the physicians on our palliative care team and coordinates the Annual Great Lakes Palliative Care Symposium to support MCW’s commitment to offering CME to palliative care providers. Additionally, Dan coordinates all annual CME events, grand rounds and continuing education programs for the division of Hematology and Oncology. 

Rose Hackbarth, Clinical Program Coordinator
Rose joined the Palliative Care Program in September of 1998. Her responsibilities include Program Coordinator for the Palliative Care Faculty and coordination of various on-going programs. Additionally, Rose acts as Course Coordinator for the Palliative Care elective for M4 students, Internal Medicine residents and visiting physicians, website liaison, and administrator of the program's grants and contracts.

Patricia Ramczyk, Administrative Assistant
Patty joined the Palliative Care Program in November 2019. Her responsibilities include providing administrative support to the Palliative Care providers through calendar management, meeting scheduling, document revisions and securing signatures on Horizon Hospice forms and death certificates. She also supports Hematology & Oncology providers and the Division of Hematology and Oncology for administrative tasks related to credentialing, BMT Quality meetings and Safety Event tracking.