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Meet the team


Cynthia X. Pan, MD, FACP, AGSF

Chief, Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care Medicine

Board Certifications:  

Internal Medicine; Geriatrics; Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointment:  

Associate Professor of Clinical Medicine, Weill Cornell Medical College
Adjunct Associate Professor in Geriatrics & Palliative Medicine, The Mount Sinai School of Medicine

Practice Began: Internal Medicine/Geriatrics in 1997; Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 1999
Education and Training: BA, Harvard University; MD, Stony Brook University School of Medicine;
Internship & Residency, Univ of Rochester; Geriatrics Fellowship, Harvard Medical School Division on Aging
Specialty Society Membership: American College of Physicians (Fellow), American Geriatrics Society (Fellow),
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Chinese American Medical Society, Association of Chinese American Physicians
Year Appointed at NYP/Queens: 2010
 Academic Interests: Educating medical students, residents and fellows about palliative care, end of life care, geriatrics, cultural competency, and communication skills
 Personal Interests: Traveling, dancing, spending time with family, exploring the neighborhoods of New York City’s diverse boroughs and their cuisines
 Languages Spoken: Chinese Mandarin, Spanish

Jane Morris, MS, RN, ACHPN

Clinical Coordinator, Palliative Care, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Interdisciplinary Faculty, Geriatrics Fellowship

Certifications: Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN)
Practice Began: Clinical Nursing 1972 / Geriatrics 1980 / Palliative Care 1995 / Hospice 2006
Education and Training: RN, Kings County School Of Nursing, 1972
BS in Nursing, Long Island University, 1978
MS Adelphi University, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Gerontological Nursing, 1984
LMT, Swedish Institute School of Massage Therapy, 1997
Faculty Scholar, Project on Death in America 1995-1997
Specialty Society Membership: HPCANYS (Hospice and Palliative Care Association of New York), Co-Chair Palliative Care Advisory Committee, HPNA (Hospice and Palliative Nursing Association)
Year Appointed at NYP/Queens: 2010
Academic Interests: Education of health care professionals in geriatrics and in the care of the seriously ill patient; program development of hospital-based massage therapy for seriously ill patients and their families 
Personal Interests: Exploring the neighborhoods of New York City’s diverse boroughs and their cuisines 

Fernando Kawai MD

Division of Geriatrics & Palliative Care Medicine

Board Certifications:  

Internal Medicine; Geriatrics; Hospice and Palliative Medicine

Academic Appointment: Key Faculty Member, NewYork-Presbyterian/Queens Geriatrics Fellowship
Instructor in Medicine, Harvard Medical School from 2009 to 2011
Practice Began: Internal Medicine in 2003, Geriatrics in 2008, Hospice and Palliative Medicine in 2011
Education and Training: Hospice and Palliative Care Fellowship, Stanford University 
Geriatrics Fellowship, Harvard Medical School, Division on Aging
Chief Medical Residency and  Internal Medicine Residency, New York Medical College
MD and Internal Medicine Residency, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil
Specialty Society Membership: American Geriatrics Society, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Year Appointed at NYP/Queens: 2012
Academic Interests: Medical education, Hospital Medicine, Inpatient Geriatrics and Palliative Care,
Mindfulness and Contemplative Care, Medical Care of Ethnic minorities
Personal Interests: Playing Jazz Piano, running and cycling, traveling, spending time with family
Languages Spoken: Portuguese, Spanish, Japanese


Stephania Cajuste, LMSW

Palliative Care Social Worker

Licensure: Licensed Master of Social Work
Practice Began: Community Based Geriatrics 2004, Hospice 2009, Palliative Care 2011
Education and Training: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work, Lehman College, 2004
Masters in Social Work, Wurzweiler School of Social Work, 2007
Specialty Society Membership: NASW-NYS Chapter (National Association of Social Workers, New York State Chapter) SWHPN (Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network)
Year Appointed at NYP/Queens: 2011
Academic Interests: Hospice and Palliative Care, cultural diversity, Geriatrics, strengthening interdisciplinary and psychosocial practice
Personal Interests: Exploring NYC’s small restaurants and comedy clubs, dancing, travel and spending time with loved ones.
Languages Spoken: Haitian Creole


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