Members Palliative Care Program

The core members of the clinical team have professional training and certification in palliative medicine and palliative care nursing. Members of the core team are based in the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Health Care System. Palliative care encompasses humanistic and scientific contributions from many perspectives; we rely on effective collaborations with community partners, faculty from other Schools at the University of North Carolina, and input from faculty outside of UNC.

UNC Palliative Care Program Core Team

Deborah Ballard

RN, MSN, ANP-C, OCN
Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic

Stephen Bernard

MD, FACP
Co-Director Palliative Care Program
Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic

Elisabeth P. Dellon

MD, MPH
Medical Director Children's Supportive Care Team

June Dixon

MSW, LCSW
Palliative Care Consult Service

Margaret A. Drickamer

MD
Palliative Care Consult Service

Heidi Gessner

MDiv, BCC
Palliative Care Chaplain

Mary Beth Grimley Prieur

Ph.D.
Children's Supportive Care Team

Laura C. Hanson

MD, MPH
Co-Director Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Consult Service

Meredith D. Keisler

PharmD, CPP
Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic

Christine Kistler

MD, MASc
Palliative Care Consult Service

Charlotte Rowe

NP, AOCN, ACHPN
Palliative Care Consult Service

Nicole Sartor

RN, MSN, C-PNP-PC
Children's Supportive Care Team

Kyle Terrell

NP, OCN, ACHPN
Palliative Care Consult Service

Gary S. Winzelberg

MD, MPH, FACP
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Director
Palliative Care Consult Service

Members School of Medicine

Deborah Ballard

RN, MSN, ANP-C, OCN
Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic

Stephen Bernard

MD, FACP
Co-Director Palliative Care Program
Supportive Care Consult Service and Clinic

Elisabeth P. Dellon

MD, MPH
Medical Director Children's Supportive Care Team

Margaret A. Drickamer

MD
Palliative Care Consult Service

Laura C. Hanson

MD, MPH
Co-Director Palliative Care Program
Palliative Care Consult Service

Christine Kistler

MD, MASc
Palliative Care Consult Service

Charlotte Rowe

NP, AOCN, ACHPN
Palliative Care Consult Service

Nicole Sartor

RN, MSN, C-PNP-PC
Children's Supportive Care Team

Gary S. Winzelberg

MD, MPH, FACP
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Director
Palliative Care Consult Service

Members UNC Hospitals

June Dixon

MSW, LCSW
Palliative Care Consult Service

Heidi Gessner

MDiv, BCC
Palliative Care Chaplain

Mary Beth Grimley Prieur

Ph.D.
Children's Supportive Care Team

Kyle Terrell

NP, OCN, ACHPN
Palliative Care Consult Service

Members School of Nursing

Mi-Kyung Song

PhD, RN, FAAN

Mi-Kyung Song

PhD, RN, FAAN

Members Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research

Kathryn Wessell

Palliative Care Research Specialist

Kathryn Wessell

Palliative Care Research Specialist