March 11, 2019 – Palliative medicine and hospice specialist Vinnidhy Dave, DO, has been appointed director of palliative medicine at Englewood Health Physician Network. Dr. Dave joins Englewood Health from the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York, where he was director of medical pain management and a clinical instructor at Weill Cornell Medical College. He completed both clinical and research fellowships in hospice and palliative medicine at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center.
Dr. Dave’s particular clinical interests include cancer pain management, pain management in patients with multiple medical conditions not eligible for interventional treatment, symptom management for oncology patients, and advanced care planning.
“As a palliative medicine specialist, I focus on individualizing care for my patients to improve their symptoms and quality of life while they undergo treatment for their disease,” says Dr. Dave. “With my cancer patients, I focus on helping them to manage pain, nausea, loss of appetite, and other often disabling symptoms. I view each patient as a human being, not as a diagnosis; I believe this is important for the patient–physician relationship and leads to the best clinical results.”
“I am honored to join the Englewood Health Physician Network,” he adds, “where I will collaborate with oncologists and other specialists throughout the network, to provide coordinated care for our patients through close communication and a shared electronic medical record.”
Dr. Dave is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and in internal medicine. He received his DO from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine and did his internal medicine residency at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.
“We are very excited to welcome Dr. Dave to our team of renowned specialists and providers. Dr. Dave’s expertise in palliative medicine will help meet an important need in our community,” said Dr. Stephen Brunnquell, president of the Englewood Health Physician Network. “As our network continues to grow, we remain focused on ensuring that our patients have access to leading care right here, in their own backyard.”
A member of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Pain Society, Dr. Dave is the co-author of several scientific publications on pain management and palliative care and has presented his research at national medical society meetings.