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Thomas Carroll, M.D., Ph.D.

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Appointment: (585) 275-7424

Fax: (585) 273-1041

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Patient Care Settings

Hospital Medicine, Internal Medicine, Palliative Care


Dr. Thomas Carroll is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester. He received his M.D. and Ph.D. from the University of Connecticut and then completed his internal medicine training at the University of Rochester where he subsequently served as Chief Resident and completed the fellowship program in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Carroll practices both general internal medicine and palliative care in the office and hospital settings. His interests include communication training, medical education at all stages of training, bioethics, and moral theology.



MD | University of Connecticut Health Center Campus

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/2012 - 06/30/2013
Fellowship at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/25/2009 - 06/24/2011
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

06/25/2008 - 06/24/2009
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Pulsifer Award
Location: Rochester Academy of Medicine

2009 - 2010
Strong Star
Sponsor: Honor bestowed at the request of a patient's family
Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Faculty Award for Overall Academic Excellence
Location: University of Connecticut Medical School

Sister Therese M. Lang Excellence in Biochemistry Award
Location: American Chemistry Society Outstanding Senior Award

Rochester Academy of Science Research Grant

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Journal Articles

Carroll T, Mooney C, Horowitz R. "Re-ACT: Remote Advanced Communication Training in a Time of Crisis." Journal of pain and symptom management.. 2020 Sep 5; Epub 2020 Sep 05.

Horowitz RK, Hogan LA, Carroll T. "MVP (Medical situation, Values and Plan): A memorable and useful model for all Serious Illness Conversations." Journal of pain and symptom management.. 2020 Jul 29; Epub 2020 Jul 29.

Rafayet M, Sen T, Kane B, Bose S, Carroll T, Epstein R, Schubert L, Hoque Ehsan. "Novel Computational Linguistic Measures, Dialogue System and the Development of SOPHIE: Standardized Online Patient for Healthcare Interaction Education." IEEE Transactions on Affective Computing. 2020; .

Books & Chapters

Chapter Title: Generalist and Specialist Palliative Care in the Care of Older People
Book Title: Palliative care for older people: a public health perspective
Author List: Lieve Van den Block, Gwenda Albers, Sandra Martins Pereira, Bregje Onwuteaka-Philipsen, Roeline Pasman, and Luc Deliens
Published By: Oxford University Press 2015

Chapter Title: Palliative sedation, consciousness and personhood
Book Title: Continuous sedation at the end of life: Ethical, clinical and legal perspectives
Author List: Sigrid Sterckx, Kasper Raus, Freddy Mortier, Sophie Bruinsma, Judith Rietjens, Agnes van der Heide, David Albert Jones, Josep Porta-Sales, Nigel Sykes, Eleanor Wilson, Jane Seymour, David Orentlicher, Evelien Delbeke, Johan Legemaate, Richard Huxtable, Ruth Horn, Timothy Holahan, Thomas Carroll, Claudia Gonzalez, Timothy Quill, Johannes van Delden, Søren Holm, Margaret Battin
Published By: Cambridge University Press 2013

Chapter Title: What are strategies for estimating survival in advanced cancer?
Book Title: Evidence-Based Practice of Palliative Medicine, 1st Edition
Author List: Nathan E Goldstein M.D. & R. Sean Morrison M.D.
Published By: Elsevier Press 2013