Timothy E. Quill, M.D.

Timothy E. Quill, M.D.

Contact Information

University of Rochester Medical Center
School of Medicine and Dentistry
601 Elmwood Ave, Box 687
Rochester, NY 14642

Appointment: (585) 273-1154

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Professional Bio

Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care and a Board certified palliative care consultant in Rochester, New York.



Dr. Quill has published and lectured widely about various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, with special focus on end-of-life decision making, including delivering bad news, nonabandonment, discussing palliative care earlier, and exploring last-resort options. He is the author of several books on end-of life, including Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004), Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together (Oxford University Press, 2001), and A Midwife Through the Dying Process: Stories of Healing and Hard Choices at the End of Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), and numerous articles published in major medical journals including "Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making" published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Quill was the lead physician plaintiff in the New York State legal case challenging the law prohibiting physician-assisted death that was heard in 1997 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Quill v. Vacco).

Dr. Quill received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College (1971), and his M.D. from the University of Rochester (1976). He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1979 and a Fellowship in Medicine/Psychiatry Liaison in 1981, both from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Quill is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, an ABMS certified Palliative Care consultant, a board member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and a founding board member of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.


Contact Information:
Palliative Care Program
University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 687
Rochester, NY 14642
Phone: 585-273-1154 Fax: 585-275-7403
E-mail: timothy_quill@urmc.rochester.edu
www.urmc.rochester.edu/palliative

Patient Care Bio

Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is also the Director of the Center for Ethics, Humanities and Palliative Care and a Board certified palliative care consultant in Rochester, New York.



Dr. Quill has published and lectured widely about various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, with special focus on end-of-life decision making, including delivering bad news, nonabandonment, discussing palliative care earlier, and exploring last-resort options. He is the author of several books on end-of life, including Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2004), Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together (Oxford University Press, 2001), and A Midwife Through the Dying Process: Stories of Healing and Hard Choices at the End of Life (Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996), and numerous articles published in major medical journals including "Death and Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making" published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Dr. Quill was the lead physician plaintiff in the New York State legal case challenging the law prohibiting physician-assisted death that was heard in 1997 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Quill v. Vacco).

Dr. Quill received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College (1971), and his M.D. from the University of Rochester (1976). He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1979 and a Fellowship in Medicine/Psychiatry Liaison in 1981, both from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Quill is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, an ABMS certified Palliative Care consultant, a board member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and a founding board member of American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Awards & Honors (National)

AAHPM PDIA Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award | American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2010
American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award for A Midwife Through the Dying Process | American Medical Writers Association 1997
AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award nominee | AAMC 2001
William C. Menninger Memorial Award of Distinguished Contributions to the Science of Mental Health | ACP-ASIM 2003
Alvin P. Shapiro Award | American Psychosomatic Society 2004
Lynn Payer Award | American Academy on Physician and Patient 2004
PDIA Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award | American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2009

Awards & Honors (Local)

Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award | The Gold Foundation 2005
NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism Award in Medicine | NBI 2000
NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism Award in Medicine | NBI 1999
The Frederick W. Anderson Teaching Award | The Genesee Hospital 1998
The Frederick W. Anderson Teaching Award | The Genesee Hospital 1984
Clinical Faculty Teaching Award | University of Rochester Associated Hospitals Program 1982
Benjamin Rush Prize | The University of Rochester 1976
Medical School Graduation Speaker | University of Rochester Medical School Class 1976

Current Appointments

Chief - Department of Medicine, Palliative Care (SMD)
Georgia & Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care - Department of Medicine (SMD)
Professor - Department of Medicine, Palliative Care (SMD) - Primary
Professor - Department of Medical Humanities and Bioethics (SMD)
Professor - Department of Psychiatry, Behav/Psychosoc Med (SMD)
Professor - Department of Nursing (SON)

Specialties

Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine - American Board of Hospice & Palliative Care

Education

MD | Medicine | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry1976
BA | Psychology | Amherst College1971

Post-Doctoral Training & Residency

Residency in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1977 - 06/30/1979
Fellowship at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1976 - 06/30/1979
Internship in Internal Medicine at Strong Memorial Hospital- GME Office07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977