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Amelia Cullinan, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations:
Director, Outpatient Palliative Care Services
Co-Director, DHMC Serious Illness Care Program
Consultant, Honoring Care Decisions
Faculty, VitalTalk
Architect, Serious Illness Implementation Collaborative


Harvard Palliative Medicine Fellowship, 2007-8
Internal Medicine - Primary Care Residency, St. Vincent's Hospital - Manhattan 2003-7
MD, Jefferson Medical College 2003

Contact Information:

One Medical Center Drive
Section of Palliative Medicine
Lebanon NH 03756

Phone: 603-650-5402

Professional Interests:

Primary Palliative Care Education
Advance Care Planning implementation

Courses Taught:

ICE Course: Responding to Emotion
Advanced Medical Sciences: Goals of Care Discussions

Selected Publications:


  • Vergo MT, Cullinan AM, Wilson M The Paradigm of Escalation of Commitment in Treatment Decisions Near the End of Life. JAMA Oncol. 2018 Jan 4 (view details in PubMed)

  • 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. J Palliat Med. 2017 May; 20(5):542-547. (view details in PubMed)

  • Vergo MT, Cullinan AM Joining together to improve outcomes: integrating specialty palliative care into the care of patients with cancer. J Natl Compr Canc Netw. 2013 Sep; 11 Suppl 4: S38-46. Review. (view details in PubMed)

  • Bernacki RE, Ko DN, Higgins P, Whitlock SN, Cullinan A, Wilson R, Jackson V, Dahlin C, Abrahm J, Mort E, Scheer KN, Block S, Billings JA Improving access to palliative care through an innovative quality improvement initiative: an opportunity for pay-for-performance. J palliat Med. 2012 Feb; 15(2): 192-9. (view details in PubMed)