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Timothy Edward Quill, M.D.

Contact Information

Phone Numbers

Appointment: (585) 273-1154

Office: (585) 273-1154

Fax: (585) 275-7403

Faculty Appointments

Patient Care Setting

Palliative Care

Biography

Professional Background

Timothy E. Quill, MD is Professor Emeritus of Medicine, Psychiatry, Medical Humanities and Nursing at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He is a palliative care physician, author, educator, scholar, and advocate. He was the founding director of the URMC Palliative Care Program, and a Past President of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Quill was the lead physician plaintiff in the New York legal case challenging the law prohibiting physician-assisted death heard in 1997 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Quill v. Vacco). He is the author of over 200 peer reviewed articles including Death with Dignity: A Case of Individualized Decision Making, published in 1991 in the New England Journal of Medicine, and of five books on palliative and end of life care including Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Compassionate, Widely Available Option for Hastening Death released this year by Oxford University Press.

Credentials

Specialties

  • Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Education

1971
BA | Amherst College
Psychology

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

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

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

Post-doctoral Training & Residency

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

07/01/1976 - 06/30/1977
Internship in Internal Medicine 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 Press 2014

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 Press 2014 in Chicago

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

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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.