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Patricia Fogelman, DNP, Clinical Director of Palliative Medicine

Patricia Fogelman, DNP, Clinical Director of Palliative Medicine

Patricia Fogelman, DNP, recently joined Mount Nittany Health as the Clinical Director of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Fogelman holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology and human development from SUNY Geneseo, a Bachelor and Master of Science in Nursing from Pace University, and a Doctor of Nursing Practice from Columbia University.

“Caring for one another is life’s greatest value, there is no downside to kindness. And when you can practice that with your medical work, it’s a gift.”

Dr. Fogelman has over two decades of experience in Pulmonary/Critical Care and Palliative Medicine, and has focused her clinical work solely in Palliative Medicine for the last five years. She is a national educator and has extensively published palliative care textbook chapters and journal articles, and she actively serves on Palliative Care Task Forces for the American Thoracic Society and the Society for Critical Care Medicine. She was at the forefront of building Columbia University Medical Center’s Lung Transplant Program and Center for Advanced Lung Disease.

Recently Dr. Fogelman played a role in developing the nation’s first pulmonary-palliative clinic and co-authored the American Thoracic Society Official Policy Statement on Palliative Care Early in the Care Continuum among Patients with Serious Respiratory Illness.

“I adore my work in palliative medicine because it is where we are allowed to create a sacred space of trust and respect with our patients, their families, and caregivers,” said Dr. Fogelman. “This specialty allows me to focus on delivering whole-person care. No one is left behind with palliative medicine collaboration.”