The Arbor Hospice doctor receives a prestigious award from the national professional organization
ANN ARBOR, MI – An Ann Arbor physician has received prestigious awards from the leading professional organization in his field.
Dr. Thomas O’Niel, Arbor Hospice and medical director of NorthStar Palliative Care, has been named a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, according to a press release.
The academy is the professional organization for doctors who care for seriously ill patients.
“If I add a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine after my name, I will continue to support the Arbor Hospice’s hospice and palliative programs and improve patient care through research, advocacy and service,” said O’Niel.
O’Neil received his medical degree from Wayne State University and a degree in family medicine from the University of Michigan. After his stay, he completed a scholarship in hospice and palliative medicine at the University of Michigan and moved to the UM faculty. He came to Arbor Hospice full-time in December 2018, officials said.
O’Neil and his hospice and palliative care colleagues practically celebrated new awards at the annual hospice and palliative care gathering, February 17-19.
American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship status is the highest honor a medical practitioner can receive, according to a press release.
Founded in 1988, the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine supports hospice and palliative medicine through professional education, training, research, and advocacy.
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