The primary faculty for the fellowship include five full-time palliative medicine physicians.  Three full-time advanced practice providers aide in the fellow’s learning.  We also have an administrative assistant/certified medical assistant, Clinical Director of Palliative Services, and a Fellowship Coordinator.

Our extended teaching staff includes highly dedicated faculty from several different medical sub-specialties including critical care, cardiology, pulmonology, neurology, oncology, radiation oncology, psychiatry, surgery, obstetrics/gynecology, pain management, and family medicine.  Our interdisciplinary team is composed of pharmacists, nurses, social workers, pastoral care services, hospice team physicians, physician assistants, and nurse practitioners.  

HPM Fellow

Bhavini Patel, MD


Jacqulin Fabina, DO, HMDC
HPM Program Director
Joseph L. Hines, MD, FAAFP, HMDC
HPM Associate Program Director
Amy E. Swindell, DO, HMDC
Patrick Rice, MD
Jesse Blank, MD

Advanced Practice Provider

Marika Haranis, MSN, CRNP, ACHPN
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Brittany Smith, PAC
Christina Stapelfeld, CRNP

HPM Staff

Sherri Rains, CMA (AAMA)
Administrative Assistant/Certified Medical Assistant