Doula Program

Doulas are specially trained volunteers who provide support and companionship for patients with serious illness. Through the Mount Sinai Doula Program, organized by Marianne Gelber, NP, and our Chaplain, Rabbi Edie Meyerson, volunteers are interviewed and undergo an intensive training program.

Doulas can help to minimize the sense of isolation which many hospitalized patients feel, offer emotional comfort, and assist with practical concerns. Doulas volunteer their time on a weekly basis and help us to provide comprehensive patient and family care.

To request a doula visit, tell the nurse who is caring for you.

To become a doula, please contact Rabbi Edith M. Meyerson, DMin, BCC at

Contact Us

Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute
Annenberg Building, Tenth Floor
1468 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-1446

Inpatient Palliative Care Services
Wiener Family Palliative Care Unit
Klingenstein Pavilion, Sixth Floor
1176 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-1446

Outpatient Palliative Care Services
Martha Stewart Center for Living
Klingenstein Clinical Center
1450 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-659-8552

Supportive Oncology at the
Ruttenberg Treatment Center
Leon and Norma Hess Center for
Science and Medicine
1470 Madison Avenue
New York, NY 10029
Tel: 212-241-6756