Physician Associates in Hospice and Palliative Medicine (PAHPM) is a non-profit Specialty Organization affiliated with the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA). Members practice in clinical, research, and education settings.
mission of the organization is to educate PAs on the fields of
Palliative and Hospice medicine in the care of Serious Illness patient
populations, to enhance this area of medicine through the utilization of
PAs in optimal team practice, and to advocate for PAs in policy arenas
on state and national levels and on all levels of care.
This site is dedicated to PAs practicing Hospice and Palliative Medicine and those who want to know more about this field.
"Our lives are a story and endings matter." ~Atul Gawande
Current PAHPM Board Members: (2023/2024)
Current President: Jeanine Smith, MS, PA-C
President Elect: Ryan Baldeo, PA-C
Vice President: Betsy Fricklas, PA-C
Immediate Past President: Lori Weber, PA-C
Secretary: Jeff Myers, MPH, MMSc, PA-C, DFAAPA
Treasurer: Jennifer Wang, PA-C
Director at Large, Pediatrics: Rebekah Halpern, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA
Director at Large, Adult: Jack Kimball, PA-C
Student Board Members: Mira Bhattacharya, PA-S2
Education: Judy Knudson, PA-C
Outreach: Tracey Piparo, MS, PA-C
Advocacy: Sarah Blake, PA-C
Pediatric Palliative Care: Rebekah Halpern, PA-C, MPAS, DFAAPA