ACGME Program
Program Leadership

The University of Miami Miller School of Medicine Palm Beach Regional Campus Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Program is lead by a team of compassionate healthcare professionals with extensive experience in palliative medicine. The Fellow selected will work closely with these leaders and faculty to gain valuable knowledge and experience in end-of-life care.

Richard S. Levene, DO, FAAFP, FAAHPM
Fellowship Program Director
Director of Medical Education
Hospice of Palm Beach County

Dr. Richard Levene is board certified in Family Medicine and is a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He joined Hospice of Palm Beach County in 1997. He currently oversees the Medical Education Department and is the Program Director for the Fellowship Program. Having a strong history with the Hospice of Palm Beach County clinical team over the years, Dr. Levene held the positions of Assistant Medical Director, Clinical Medical Director, and Vice President of Medical Affairs. He attended the New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Long Island, New York and after completing a one-year rotating AOA internship at Delaware Valley Medical Center in Langhorne, Pennsylvania; he completed his Family Practice Residency at Hunterdon Medical Center in Flemington, New Jersey. Dr. Levene is certified by the American Board of Family Medicine, American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and holds Certificates of Added Qualifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine by both accrediting bodies.

Julie Formoso-Onofrio, MD, FAAHPM 
Site Coordinator Jay Robert Lauer Inpatient Unit
At JFK Medical Center
Hospice of Palm Beach County
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine

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

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

Faculty:

Faustino Gonzalez, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Vice President of Medical Affairs
Hospice of Palm Beach County
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Robert Jacobson, MD, FACP
Palm Beach Cancer Institute
Faculty: Hematology Oncology

Gail Cooney, MD, FAAHPM
Vice President of Access
Hospice of Palm Beach County
Past President AAHPM
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Kishore Dass, MD, FACSG
South Florida Palliative Medicine
Faculty: Hospice & Palliative Medicine

Kate Brazzale, MD
Assistant Medical Director
Hospice of Palm Beach County

Elizabeth Gundersen, MD, FHM
Medical Director of Palliative & Advanced Care Development
Hospice of Palm Beach County

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

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

Chelsea Johnson, MS
Hospice of Palm Beach County
Faculty: Music Therapy

Wayne Padgett, M.Div.
Hospice of Palm Beach County
Faculty: Pastoral Care

Danuta Kwiatkowski, MSW
Hospice of Palm Beach County   
Faculty: Social Work

Ramesh Roshan
Program Coordinator
Medical Education Specialist
Hospice of Palm Beach County

The Fellowship Program is grateful to the Hospice Foundation of Palm Beach County for its support.