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Timothy E. Quill, M.D.

Internal Medicine, Palliative Care

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-1154

Fax: (585) 275-7403

Office: (585) 273-1154

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Biography

Professional Background

Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is the Georgia and Thomas Gosnell Distinguished Professor of Palliative Care, and Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities and Nursing at the University of Rochester School of Medicine (URMC). He was the Founding Director of the URMC Palliative Care Program and is the Acting Director of the URMC Paul M. Schyve Center for Bioethics. He is also 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 URMC. Dr. Quill is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, an ABMS certified Palliative Care consultant, a past board member and past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and a founding board member of American Academy on Communication in Healthcare. 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

Credentials

Faculty Appointments

Specialties

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

Education

1976
MD | University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry
Medicine

1980
Residency | University of Rochester Medical Center
Primary Care Internal Medicine

1971
BA | Amherst College
Psychology

1981
Fellowship in Advanced Biopsychosocial Studies | University of Rochester Medical Center

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Internship in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1977 - 06/30/1979
Residency in Internal Medicine at University of Rochester Medical Center

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1979
Fellowship in at University of Rochester Medical Center

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Awards

2015
Eric G Neilson MD Distinguished Professor Award
Sponsor: Association of Specialty Professors

2014
University of Rochester Faculty Graduation Speaker

2013
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Top 20 Visionary
Sponsor: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

2012
Rochester Business Journal Healthcare Achievement Award

2012
URMC Faculty Graduation Speaker

2010
AAHPM PDIA Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

2009
PDIA Palliative Medicine Community Leadership Award
Sponsor: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine

2005
Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award
Sponsor: The Gold Foundation

2004
Lynn Payer Award
Sponsor: American Academy on Physician and Patient

2004
Alvin P. Shapiro Award
Sponsor: American Psychosomatic Society

2003
William C. Menninger Memorial Award of Distinguished Contributions to the Science of Mental Health
Sponsor: ACP-ASIM

2001
AAMC Humanism in Medicine Award nominee
Sponsor: AAMC

2000
NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism Award in Medicine
Sponsor: NBI

1999
NBI Healthcare Foundation Humanism Award in Medicine
Sponsor: NBI

1998
The Frederick W. Anderson Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Genesee Hospital

1997
American Medical Writers Association Medical Book Award for A Midwife Through the Dying Process
Sponsor: American Medical Writers Association

1984
The Frederick W. Anderson Teaching Award
Sponsor: The Genesee Hospital

1982
Clinical Faculty Teaching Award
Sponsor: University of Rochester Associated Hospitals Program

1976
Medical School Graduation Speaker
Sponsor: University of Rochester Medical School Class

1976
Benjamin Rush Prize
Sponsor: The University of Rochester

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Publications

Journal Articles

2016
Horowitz R; Sussman B; Quill T. "VSED Narratives: Exploring Complexity." Narrat Inq Bioeth. 2016; 6(2): 115-120.

2016
Quill TE; Back AL; Block SD. "Responding to Patients Requesting Physician-Assisted Death: Physician Involvement at the Very End of Life." JAMA. 2016; 315(3): 245-6.

2015
Quill TE. "Voluntary stopping of eating and drinking (VSED), physician-assisted death (PAD), or neither in the last stage of life? Both should be available as a last resort." Ann Fam Med. 2015; 13(5): 408-9.

Books & Chapters

2014
Book Title: Palliative Care and Ethics
Author List: Quill TE, Miller FG
Published By: Oxford University Press2014

2014
Book Title: Primer of Palliative Care, 6th Edition.
Author List: Quill TE, Bower KA, Holloway RG, Shah MS, Caprio TV, Olden A, Storey CP (Eds.)
Published By: American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Press2014 in Chicago

2012
Chapter Title: Palliative Care
Book Title: Behavioral Sciences and Health Care
Author List: Quill TE, Shah MJ
Published By: J Hogrefe Publishing2012

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Videos

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Benefits of Early Palliative Care During a Serious Illness

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SECOND OPINION | Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) | APT | Full Episode

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SECOND OPINION | Breast Cancer Recurrence | APT | Full Episode

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Timothy E. Quill, M.D.