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Meredith A MacMartin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Director of Inpatient Clinical Services for Palliative Care
Medical Director, Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care

The Dartmouth Institute

2017-2019 MS in Healthcare Research
The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice

2011-2012 Fellow, Palliative Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2010-2011 Chief Resident, Internal Medicine
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2007-2010 Internal Medicine Internship/Residency
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH

2007 M.D.
Wake Forest School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, NC

2002 B.S. Biology
College of William and Mary, Williamsburg, VA

The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice


Contact Information

1 Medical Center Drive
Section of Palliative Care
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 6036505402
Email: Meredith.MacMartin@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Quality Improvement
Primary and Specialty Palliative Care Communication Training
Qualitative Research
Social Media in Healthcare

Grant Information

Kornfeld Scholar, National Palliative Care Research Center (July 2022-June 2024)

1. National Institute on Aging (P01AG01978): Causes and Consequences of Healthcare Efficiency: Physician Cognition, Inpatient Advance Care Planning, and Outcomes for Seriously Ill Older Adults
2.National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) via Dartmouth Clinical and Translational Science Institute (UL1TR001086), Clinical Research Fellow: Identifying Components of Palliative Care in Clinical Documentation
3. Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation: Palliative Care Learning Health System Incubator


Meredith is a NH native, who left New England for college and medical school at William and Mary, and Wake Forest University. She returned to NH for residency in Internal Medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, where she additionally served as a chief resident. She completed fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine at DHMC and then joined the faculty. In 2019 she completed a Master's degree in healthcare research methods. She serves as the director of inpatient clinical services for the section of palliative care, and as the medical director for the Jack Byrne Center for Palliative & Hospice Care. Her research interests include understanding the "mechanism of action" of palliative care - how is it that palliative care is able to improve outcomes for patients and families?

Selected Publications


Palliative Care Fellowship Training: Are We Training Fellows for Where the Field Is Going? (with Apologies to Wayne Gretzy).
MacMartin MA, Cullinan A, Vergo M, Zarrabi AJ, Arnold RM
J Palliat Med. 2022 Nov;25(11):1619-1621. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0388.
PMID: 36318062

Psychometric assessment of the consideRATE questions, a new measure of serious illness experience, with an online simulation study.
Saunders CH, Durand MA, Kirkland KB, MacMartin MA, Barnato AE, Elwyn G
Patient Educ Couns. 2022 Jul;105(7):2581-2589. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2022.01.002. Epub 2022 Jan 22.
PMID: 35260261

Development of an Abstraction Tool to Assess Palliative Care Components.
MacMartin MA, Barnato AE
Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2022 Dec;39(12):1418-1427. doi: 10.1177/10499091211061724. Epub 2021 Dec 13.
PMID: 34894773

Development of a theory-based video-game intervention to increase advance care planning conversations by healthcare providers.
Mohan D, MacMartin MA, Chelen JSC, Maezes CB, Barnato AE
Implement Sci Commun. 2021 Oct 13;2(1):117. doi: 10.1186/s43058-021-00216-8. Epub 2021 Oct 13.
PMID: 34645515

User-Centered Design of the consideRATE Questions, a Measure of People's Experiences When They Are Seriously Ill.
Saunders CH, Durand MA, Scalia P, Kirkland KB, MacMartin MA, Barnato AE, Milne DW, Collison J, Jaggars A, Butt T, Wasp G, Nelson E, Elwyn G
J Pain Symptom Manage. 2021 Mar;61(3):555-565.e5. doi: 10.1016/j.jpainsymman.2020.08.002. Epub 2020 Aug 16.
PMID: 32814165

Acceptability and Impact of a Required Palliative Care Rotation with Prerotation and Postrotation Observed Simulated Clinical Experience during Internal Medicine Residency Training on Primary Palliative Communication Skills.
Vergo MT, Sachs S, MacMartin MA, Kirkland KB, Cullinan AM, Stephens LA
J Palliat Med. 2017 May;20(5):542-547. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0348. Epub 2016 Nov 28.
PMID: 27893952

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