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John M Saroyan, MD

Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine

Additional Titles/Positions/Affiliations
Medical Director, Bayada Hospice
Vermont and New Hampshire

Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics
University of Vermont College of Medicine
Burlington, VT


Pediatric Pain and Palliative Care Fellow
Department of Anesthesiology
Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
New York, NY

Pediatric Palliative Care Fellow
Department of Pediatrics
Saint Vincent Catholic Medical Centers
New York, NY

Residency in Pediatrics
University of California, San Francisco-Fresno
Fresno, CA

Tulane University School of Medicine, M.D.
New Orleans, LA

University of California at Berkeley, B.A.
Comparative Literature
Berkeley, CA


Contact Information

316 Main Street
P.O. Box 1590
Norwich VT 05055

Office: 8025262380
Fax: 8025262518

Professional Interests

Hospice, palliative care, chronic illness, addiction, acute and chronic pain, cancer related pain and symptoms

Courses Taught

“Community End of Life and Hospice Care”
Enrichment Elective for first and second year medical students
Course Director

Home Hospice, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship
Course Director and Preceptor


I have devoted my entire professional career to the pursuit of expertise in hospice and palliative care across the lifespan. After ten years as an attending physician at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and a faculty member at Columbia's College of Physician and Surgeons, I decided to move my family to a more family friendly environment than New York City and a clinical leadership position dedicated to end of life and hospice care in the community. I live in Norwich, VT with my wife and two sons.

Mentoring Information

Geisel School of Medicine and Dartmouth College trainees of any level and discipline may contact me to discuss opportunities to be mentored in community hospice and end of life care.

Selected Publications


  • Saroyan JM, Schechter WS, Tresgallo ME, Pica AG, Erlich MD, Sun L, Graham MJ. “Balancing Knowledge Among Resident Specialties: Lecture-Based Training and the OUCH Card to Treat Children's Pain”. Journal of Graduate Medical Education, 2010; 2: 73-80.

  • Saroyan J, Schechter WS, Tresgallo ME, Sun L, Naqvi Z, Graham MJ. “Assessing resident knowledge of acute pain management in hospitalized children: A pilot study”. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 2008; 36(6): 628-638.