Diane E. Meier, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Center to Advance Palliative Care
Dr. Diane E. Meier’s transformative contributions to the field of palliative care
have permanently changed the landscape of mainstream American medicine.
She is known as an organizational trailblazer, a pioneering clinician, an
innovative medical educator, and an influential author, researcher, advocate,
and thought leader.
As founder and director of the Center to Advance Palliative Care (CAPC)—a
national organization dedicated to increasing the number and quality of
palliative care programs in the United States—Dr. Meier has put palliative care
on the map. In the last ten years alone, the number of palliative care programs
in U.S. hospitals has more than tripled, moving CAPC closer to its goal of
bringing palliative care everywhere.
As part of her professional mission, Dr. Meier has made a career-long
commitment to palliative care education, research, and advocacy. She is a
faculty member at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York
City, where she currently is Catherine Gaisman Professor of Medical Ethics,
and Professor of Geriatrics and Palliative Medicine. She founded and directed
the Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute at Mount Sinai, from 1997 until 2011.