Timothy E. Quill

The University of Rochester Medical Center
601 Elmwood Avenue, Box 601
Rochester, NY 14642
Telephone: 585-273-1154
Fax: 585-275-7403

Director of the Palliative Care Program

The Palliative Care Program at Strong Health is led by a nationally-recognized expert, Timothy Quill, M.D. He is a professor of medicine, psychiatry, and medical humanities at the University of Rochester, School of Medicine and Dentistry. Dr. Quill is highly regarded locally and nationally for his ongoing study of palliative care and end-of-life issues. He is board certified in Internal Medicine and also certified in Palliative Care by the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

  • Faculty Rank: Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Humanities
  • Medical School: University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, M.D., 1976
  • Residency: University of Rochester Primary Care Program, 1979
  • Fellowship: University of Rochester Medical Psychiatric Liaison Program, 1980
  • Certifications: American Board of Internal Medicine, 1979; Certified with the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  • Special Interests: Patient-Physician Relationship, Partnership, Clinical Reasoning, Palliative Care, End-of-Life Care
  • Philosophy of Care: Helping Patients and Families Make the Best Medical Decisions Possible Over Time Given Their Clinical Circumstances and Personal Values

Dr. Quill is author of five books and numerous articles on issues related to palliative care and end-of-life concerns. His books include:

  • Death and Dignity: Making Choices and Taking Charge, New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 1993
  • A Midwife through the Dying Process. Stories of Healing and Hard Choices at the End of Life, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996
  • Caring for Patients at the End of Life: Facing an Uncertain Future Together, New York: Oxford University Press, 2001
  • Physician Guide to End-of-Life Care, Philadelphia: ACP-ASIM Publishing, 2002
  • The Case for Physician-Assisted Dying: The Case for Palliative Care and Patient Choice, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, In Press 2004
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