Trustbridge

Trustbridge

Trustbridge

Trustbridge

Grief Support
Program Leadership
Trustbridge

The University of Miami/JFK Medical Center Palm Beach Regional Graduate Medical Education Consortium Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is led by a team of compassionate healthcare professionals with extensive experience in palliative medicine. The fellows selected work closely with these leaders and faculty to gain valuable knowledge and experience in end-of-life care.

Richard S. Levene, DO, HMDC, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Fellowship Program Director
Director of Medical Education
Trustbridge

Affiliated Assistant Professor
Department of Family Medicine & Community Health
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

Dr. Levene holds a Bachelor of Science\Biology and Psychology from Syracuse University and attended medical school at the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine of New York Institute of Technology. He was the Roxane Visiting Scholar in Hospice & Palliative Care at Northwestern Memorial Hospice and Northwestern University Medical School.

Dr. Richard S. Levene is the Director of Medical Education at Trustbridge, where he previously held the positions for VP of Medical Affairs and has been a Hospice Medical Director since 1997. He currently oversees the Medical Education Department and is the Program Director for the Fellowship Program. Dr. Levene is board certified in Family Practice and Hospice & Palliative Medicine; for which he also holds Fellow status in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

 

Kate Brazzale, MD, HDMC, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Assistant Medical Director

Site Coordinator
Bethesda Memorial Hospital Inpatient UnitTrustbridge


Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Family Medicine/Pediatrics/Opal Team

 

 

 

 

 

Barry Miskin, MD, FACS
Assistant Medical Director
Trustbridge
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/General Surgery/Sunflower Team

 

 

 

 

 

 

Faustino Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Chief Medical Officer, Hospice
Trustbridge
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Internal Medicine

Dr. Faustino Gonzalez is the Chief Medical Officer at Trustbridge. He has previously held the position of VP of Medical Affairs and has been a Hospice Medical Director since 2001. Dr. Gonzalez is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine; for which he also holds Fellow status in the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Gonzalez also holds Fellow status in the American College of Physicians.

Dr. Gonzalez attended Colgate University and the College of the City of New York. He attended medical school at the Universidad Central del Este in San Pedro de Macoris, Dominican Republic.

 

 

Faculty:

 

Carlos Villalba, MD, FACP
Site Coordinator
Bethesda Memorial Hospital Inpatient Unit

 

Michael Silverman, MD, MPH, CMD, FAAFP
Site Coordinator
WPB Veterans Administration Medical Center
Faculty: Geriatrics/H&P Medicine

 

Vishesh Pathak, DO
Assistant Medical Director
Trustbridge
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Internal Medicine

 

Etka Solanki, DO
Assistant Medical Director
Trustbridge
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Internal Medicine

 

Julie Formoso-Onofrio, MD, FAAHPM
Resident Site Coordinator
Trustbridge Gerstenberg Inpatient Care Center
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Internal Medicine

 

Thomas Abraham, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Trustbridge
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Internal Medicine

 

Thomas J. Klein, MD, PhD
Radiation Oncology
21st Century Oncology
Faculty: Radiation Oncology

 

Richard Teitzman, DO, HMDC
Assistant Medical Director
Trustbridge
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Internal Medicine

 

Ramon Cuevas-Trisan, MD, AAPMR
WPM Veterans Administration Medical Center
Faculty: PM&R/Pain Management

 

Jose Garcia Negron, MD
WPM Veterans Administration Medical Center
Faculty: PM&R/Pain Management

 

Non Physician Faculty:

 

Barbara Abernathy, PhD
Program Director
Pediatric Oncology Support Team
St. Mary's Medical Center
Faculty: Pediatric Palliative Care

 

Maura Miller, PhD, GNP-BC, ACHPN, PMH CNS-BC
WPB Veterans Administration Medical Center
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine

 

Sandra DiScala, Pharm D, BCPS
WPB Veterans Administration Medical Center
Faculty: Hospice, Palliative Care & Extended Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

 

Susan Koff, MSN, GNP-BC, ACHPN, CRRN (ARNP)
Palliative Care Manager
Trustbridge
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine/Wound Care

 

Samantha Quesada, FNP-BC
Trustbridge
Faculty: JFK Inpatient Palliative Care Team/ARNP

 

Gayle Weinstein, MSW
Trustbridge
Faculty: Social Worker/BMH Unit

 

April Badala, MSW
Palliative Care Coordinator
JFK Medical Center
Faculty: JFK Inpatient Palliative Care Team/SW

 

Father Gabriel Ganoum, PsyD
JFK Medical Center
Faculty: JFK Inpatient Palliative Care Team/SW
Spiritual Care & Bereavement, Palliative Care Education

 

Laura Delva, MSW
Trustbridge
Faculty: Social Worker/Jade Team

 

Marilou Pabellon, M. DIV
Trustbridge
Faculty: Chaplain/Jade Team

 

Kim Jeluso, LCSW
Trustbridge
Faculty: Social Worker/Sunflower Team

 

Cynthia Swanson, MSW
Trustbridge
Faculty: Social Worker/Sunflower Team

 

Alix Brun, M. DIV
Trustbridge
Faculty: Chaplain/Sunflower Team

 

Joe McNett, MRE
Spiritual Care Chaplain Coordinator

 

Cathy Martell, MSN, RN
Program Coordinator
Medical Education Specialist
Trustbridge

 

 

The Fellowship Program is grateful to the Trustbridge Hospice Foundation, Inc., and the Alice Busch Gronewalt Fund B, which is a donor advised fund administered through Palm Health Foundation.