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Meredith A MacMartin, MD, MS

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of The Dartmouth Institute

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
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


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Contact Information

1 Medical Center Drive
Section of Palliative Care
Lebanon NH 03756

Office: 6033082400
Email: Meredith.MacMartin@Dartmouth.edu

Professional Interests

Quality Improvement
Primary and Specialty Palliative Care Communication Training
Qualitative Research
Decision Making+

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 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


The role of specialty palliative care interdisciplinary team members in acute care decision support: a qualitative study protocol.
MacMartin M, Zhang J, Barnato A
BMC Palliat Care. 2024 Jan 3;23(1):5. doi: 10.1186/s12904-023-01328-9. Epub 2024 Jan 3.
PMID: 38166884

'The burden of wanting to make it right': thematic analysis of semistructured interviews to explore experiences of planning for crisis standards of care and ventilator allocation during the COVID-19 pandemic in the USA.
MacMartin M, Zeng A, Chelen J, Barnato A, Chuang E
BMJ Open. 2023 Nov 9;13(11):e076674. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2023-076674. Epub 2023 Nov 9.
PMID: 37945301

Using a Video Game Intervention to Increase Hospitalists' Advance Care Planning Conversations with Older Adults: a Stepped Wedge Randomized Clinical Trial.
Mohan D, O'Malley AJ, Chelen J, MacMartin M, Murphy M, Rudolph M, Engel JA, Barnato AE
J Gen Intern Med. 2023 Nov;38(14):3224-3234. doi: 10.1007/s11606-023-08297-y. Epub 2023 Jul 10.
PMID: 37429972

"It helps us say what's important..." Developing Serious Illness Topics: A clinical visit agenda-setting tool.
Saunders CH, Durand MA, Scalia P, Kirkland KB, MacMartin MA, Barnato AE, Milne DW, Collison J, Bennett A, Wasp G, Nelson E, Elwyn G
Patient Educ Couns. 2023 Aug;113:107764. doi: 10.1016/j.pec.2023.107764. Epub 2023 Apr 18.
PMID: 37150152

Association Between Opening a Palliative Care Unit and Hospital Care for Patients With Serious Illness.
MacMartin MA, Sacks OA, Austin AM, Chakraborti G, Stedina EA, Skinner JS, Barnato AE
J Palliat Med. 2023 Sep;26(9):1240-1246. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2022.0447. Epub 2023 Apr 11.
PMID: 37040303

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

Videogame intervention to increase advance care planning conversations by hospitalists with older adults: study protocol for a stepped-wedge clinical trial.
Mohan D, O'Malley AJ, Chelen J, MacMartin M, Murphy M, Rudolph M, Barnato A
BMJ Open. 2021 Mar 22;11(3):e045084. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2020-045084. Epub 2021 Mar 22.
PMID: 33753443

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