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Palliative Care

UR Medicine Palliative Care

Learn how we help people with serious illness live their best life possible

Welcome from the Chief

Robert Horowitz, M.D.Few experiences are as challenging as living with a serious, life-limiting illness. Since 1999 the UR Medicine Palliative Care Division at Strong Memorial Hospital has helped thousands of seriously ill patients and their loved ones feel better and live better.

Our team of experts helps people with serious illness live their best life possible by:

  • Treating the physical, emotional, and spiritual challenges of serious illness.
  • Exploring and understanding each person’s unique priorities, hopes, worries, and preferences, to ensure that their treatment plan honors their values.
  • Providing support to patients and their loved ones throughout the course of serious illness, through its ups and downs, sometimes through the end of life.

This website will introduce you to our Division’s amazing team of clinicians, educators, scholars, support staff and administrators; our superb clinical, educational, research and quality improvement programs; and our many educational offerings.

It is my great honor to lead our Program's promise to help people with serious illness live their best life possible.

Robert Horowitz, M.D.
Georgia & Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor in Palliative Care
Chief, Division of Palliative Care

Upcoming Events

Palliative Care Grand Rounds

October 27 @ 12:00 PM

Pain and Suffering: A Psychologist’s Perspective presented by Renee Madathil, PhD, Rehabilitation Neuropsychologist, URMC Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation . Accreditation The University of Roc...

9th Annual Palliative Care Collaborative

October 29 @ 7:30 AM

This Regional Palliative Care Collaborative provides a wide range of updates for clinicians and ancillary professionals who care for patients and families with serious illness. These will provide up-t...



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