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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

Professional Interests:

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

Grant Information:

1. Dartmouth SYNERGY Clinical and Translational Science Institute: Clinical Research Fellow

2. 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:


  • Bakitas M, MacMartin M, Trzepkowski K, et al. Palliative care consultations for heart failure patients: how many, when, and why? Journal of cardiac failure

  • Vergo MT, Sachs S, MacMartin MA, Kirkland KB, Cullinan AM, Stephens LA. 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. Journal of Palliative Medicine