Dartmouth Events

Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, April 11

Drs. Meredith A. MacMartin, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Timothy Lahey, Associate Professor of Medicine will present "Physician assisted dying and your practice"

Friday, April 11, 2014
Auditorium E, DHMC
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Free Food, Lectures & Seminars

Please join us for Medicine Grand Rounds on Friday, April 11, 2014 for the presentation titled:


Physician assisted dying and your practice


Meredith A. MacMartin, MD

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center




Timothy Lahey, MD, MMSc.

Associate Professor of Medicine and

Microbiology and Immunology

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m.

Auditorium E, Rubin Building, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center


Sponsored by the Department of Medicine

Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth


Objectives – Participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the history and ethics of PAD legislation and understand current Vermont PAD law
  2. Reflect on your own personal feelings about PAD
  3. Feel more prepared to respond to patient requests for PAD
  4. Discuss ethics and implications of PAD for our patients and institution


Meredith A. MacMartin, MD is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  She is a palliative care physician and hospitalist at DHMC.  After graduating from The College of William and Mary and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine she returned to her native NH for internal medicine residency training at Dartmouth-Hitchcock.  She stayed on as a chief resident and then completed fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at DHMC before joining the faculty in 2012.  Areas of particular interest include collaborative care models at the intersection of hospital medicine and palliative care and the impact of palliative care and decision support interventions earlier in the course of complex medical illnesses.  In addition, she has a growing interest in the use of social media for medical professionals and patients and is a Twitter evangelist (@GraniteDoc) and sometime host of #HPMTweetchat, a weekly Twitter-based palliative care discussion.

Tim Lahey, MD MMSc, is Associate Professor of Medicine and of Microbiology & Immunology at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth.  A practicing HIV physician and HIV/TB researcher, Dr. Lahey is chair elect of the DHMC Bioethics Committee and head of the DHMC Inpatient Advanced Directives Initiative.  An award-winning medical educator, Dr. Lahey is project leader for the Geisel curriculum redesign and co-chair of the Ethics & Humanities Working group.  He is on the board of trustees of SALAMA: Tanzania (which serves a primary school for orphans in Tanzania) and outgoing chair of the community advisory board for the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship.

Meredith A. MacMartin, MD and Timothy Lahey, MD have stated that they have no financial interests or arrangements in association with this presentation.

Please join the Department of Medicine in welcoming Drs. Meredith MacMartin and Timothy Lahey to Medicine Grand Rounds.


If you are unable to attend and would like to either view Grand Rounds live on your computer or if you would like to view it another time, please use this link.





For more information, contact:
Lara Judd

Events are free and open to the public unless otherwise noted.