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Recent Graduates

Our 2022 Graduates with Awards


  • Maureen McRae, M.D. - Joined the Highland Hospital Palliative Care faculty, University of Rochester
  • John Seymour, M.D. - Hospitalist and Post-Acute Care Physician, Cleveland Clinic, Vero Beach, FL
  • Shalom Schlagman, M.D. - Joined our faculty in the Palliative Care Division, University of Rochester


  • Anna Kenney, D.O. - Joined our faculty in the Palliative Care Division, University of Rochester
  • Ronald Maggiore, M.D. - Hospice Physician, Grace Hospice and Palliative Care, Fitchburg, WI
  • Neha Sanyal, M.D. - Primary Care Physician, One Medical, San Francisco, CA


  • Gabriela (Gabi) Palacio, M.D. - Palliative Care department, SUNY Upstate Medical, Syracuse, NY
  • Paul Vermilion, M.D. - Joined our faculty in the Palliative Care Division, University of Rochester
  • Brandon Wilcoxson, M.D. - Highland Hospital in Palliative Medicine


  • Katie Harmoney, D.O. - Pediatric Hematology/Oncology, University of Missouri Women and Children's Hospital
  • Lauren Nicholls, M.D. - Primary Care for Adults/Children, Geisinger Medical Center
  • Jim Perle, M.D. - Establishing a New Palliative Care Department at Guthrie Clinic Corning Hospital


  • Amy An, M.D. - Senior Instructor in Medicine in the School of Medicine and Dentistry, Joined Our Team as Our Palliative Care Departmental Research Fellow
  • Nicole Gise (Kosier) - Highland Hospital in Palliative Medicine
  • John Wax, M.D. - University of Vermont College of Medicine - Palliative Care Physician


  • Rachel Diamond, M.D., M.S. - Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Rochester
  • Puneeta Khurana, M.D. - The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, Canada
  • Elizabeth Newman, M.D. - Urgent Care Family Medicine Physician, University of Vermont Medical Center 

Earlier Years


  • Fahad Saeed, MBBA is now on faculty at URMC in palliative care and nephrology, and he will continue doing research on palliative care perceptions and needs in the renal disease population.
  • Janine Fogarty, MD, is working at Unity Palliative Care and Hildebrandt Hospice Center.
  • Adam Cardina, MD, returned to F.F. Thompson Hospital where he’s working along with one of our palliative care faculty, Cheryl Williams, MD, on building the Palliative Care inpatient and outpatient clinics, as well as the hospice programs.


  • Christopher G. Jons
  • Hobart Leung
  • Paul A Smith


  • Carly Dennis
  • Claudia Gonzalez Suarez
  • Rashmi Khadilkar
  • Hilary A Southerland


  • Thomas Carroll
  • Timothy  J Holahan


  • Christopher C Battaglia
  • Bethany  C Calkins
  • Roshni T Guerry