"Mount Sinai Palliative Care Specialist Receives National Academy Of Medicine Award"
Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, professor of geriatrics, palliative medicine, medicine, vice-chair of public policy at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care, received the National Academy of Medicine’s Gustav O. Leinhard Award for Advancement of Health Care. The award recognizes Dr. Meier’s efforts to increase awareness and adoption of palliative care services in the United States. As a geriatrician, Dr. Meier determined that modern medicine’s focus on curing disease and prolonging life ignored crucial elements of patients’ and families’ distress, including pain, depression, anxiety, sleeplessness and other symptoms. Through her work at Mount Sinai and the Center to Advance Palliative Care, she determined the essential components of palliative care and clarified the beneficial effects it has on patients and their families. The research she conducted, as well as the guidelines and quality standards she helped to develop, have contributed to considerable growth in palliative care programs across the country.
- Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, Professor, Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine, Medicine, Vice Chair, Public Policy, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Director, Center to Advance Palliative Care