Timothy E. Quill, M.D.
Carly Dennis, M.D.
Anthony J. Caprio, M.D.
Catherine F. Gracey, M.D.

 

       

Timothy E. Quill, M.D. is a Professor of Medicine, Psychiatry, and Medical Humanities at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC). He is also the Director of the URMC Palliative Care Program and a 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 Palliative Care and Ethics Caring (Oxford University Press, 2014), 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 is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, an ABMS certified Palliative Care consultant, a founding member of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare, and a past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.(1, 2)
Carly Dennis, M.D. is a Senior Instructor of Medicine at the University of Rochester Medical Center.  She is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine in Buffalo, NY and completed her Internal Medicine Residency as well as her Palliative Care Fellowship at the University of Rochester. Her career will be divided between primary care internal medicine and palliative care consultation. (2)
Anthony J. Caprio, M.D. is an Associate Professor of Medicine and serves as the Medical Director, Division of Aging, in the Department of Family Medicine at the Carolinas Healthcare System (Charlotte, NC).  He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine and he completed his internal medicine residency and geriatric medicine fellowship at the University of Rochester (Rochester, NY).  Dr. Caprio is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Caprio areas of interest include medical education, biomedical ethics, communication of goals, and clinical decision making for older adults. (1)
Catherine F. Gracey, MD is an Associate Professor of Medicine at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. She is also Associate Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at the University of Rochester.
Dr. Gracey’s areas of interest are in teaching humanism and the patient-physician relationship. She is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians, and a faculty member of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare.(1)

  1. Involved in writing the original Module.
  2. Participated in the recent revision and update.