A Palliative Care Primer

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A Palliative Care Primer 

You’re invited to join the Association of Medicine and Phsychiatry for this installment of our AMP Webinar Series: A Palliative Care Primer. 

Presentation Objectives: 

  • Define palliative care
  • Introduce important concepts in palliative care
  • Discuss the relevance of combined training with patients cases

Date: Thursday, April 15, 2021


Cost: Members: FREE | Non-members $25 


Stephanie Schmitz, MD

Dr. Stephanie Schmitz attended medical school at the University of Maryland and completed a combined residency in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry at Emory University, followed by a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She joined New York University School of Medicine as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Bellevue Hospital in New York City in 2019. She has a primary appointment in the Department of Medicine and a secondary appointment in the Department of Psychiatry. She splits her clinical service at Bellevue between the Psychiatry and Palliative Care consultation services and the Primary Care Behavioral Health outpatient medicine clinic. 

She is passionate about public hospital service and devoted to her goal of providing palliative care to patients with serious comorbid medical and psychiatric illnesses. Prior to the pandemic, she was an avid salsa dancer and world traveler and looks forward to the day she can once again pursue these activities. In the meantime, she is dabbling in flamenco dance and exploring the wondrous parks of New York.


Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, FACP, DFAPA

Dr. Jane Gagiardi completed medical school, residency training in combined internal medicine-psychiatry, and her masters of health science in the clinical research training program at Duke, where she has remained on faculty since completing residency training. Dr. Gagliardi has been involved in the educational programs in the Department of Medicine, where she served as Clerkship Director and Director of Undergraduate Medical Education for nearly a decade through June, 2014 and in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, where she served as the Associate Program Director for the Psychiatry Residency Training Program from 2011 till 2013, Director of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program from 2013 through 2019, and Director of the Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program starting in 2019. She has been the Vice Chair for Education since 2014. She is a small group leader in the medical school Clinical Skills course and founded and co-directs the medical school Evidence-Based Medicine course. Dr. Gagliardi is particularly interested in the interplay between patient safety measures, various pressures in medicine including implementation of the electronic health record, and medical education, and she has worked to develop and encourage projects in patient safety and quality improvement. She does inpatient clinical work in both departments, spending time on the General Medicine, inpatient Psychiatry, combined Medicine-Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and Emergency Psychiatry services.