Jennifer Kapo, MD provides clinical palliative medicine to patients at Smilow Cancer Hospital. In addition, she focuses on developing a research mission in palliative medicine and expanding teaching opportunities for existing Yale faculty, staff, fellows, residents, and medical students.
Dr. Andrew Putnam is a graduate of Yale University and received his medical degree from the UConn School of Medicine. He completed his internship and residency in family medicine at State University of New York at Stony Brook and a fellowship in palliative medicine at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Putnam is an Assistant Professor specializing in pain and palliative care. Dr. Putnam has significant experience in palliative therapies and end-of-life decision-making and medical care. He spent the last 11 years practicing with the palliative care group at Lombardi Cancer Institute at Georgetown University Hospital. He served as Director of their Palliative Care Program from 2005-2012.
Leslie Blatt first started her career in acute care where she developed her interest in ethics and end of life. She went on to pursue her masters degree in adult mental health. For Leslie, palliative care combines her interests in medicine and mental health. She uses her expertise in pain and symptom management and supportive counseling. Leslie holds certifications in palliative care, pain management and adult mental health. Certified as an ELNEC trainer, one of her goals is to educate other health professionals in palliative and end of life care. Leslie has also published in areas of DNR and decision-making and psychosocial aspects of palliative care.
Jane Jeuland has a Masters of Divinity Degree from Yale Divinity School. She is ordained in the Episcopal Church and is a Board Certified Chaplain. She received her chaplaincy training from Yale New Haven Hospital where she then served as the Oncology Chaplain before becoming the Palliative Care Chaplain. She is married to Eric Jeuland, Chaplain at St. Mary's Hospital. Jane and Eric are proud parents of a baby boy. Jane serves people of all faiths and spiritualities, and believes that each person has a unique perspective of the Holy.
Andrea Lucibello is the Coordinator of Bereavement Services for Yale New Haven Hospital and is a member of the Palliative Care Team. She is a licensed clinical social worker with expertise in bereavement and mental health. Andrea earned her MSW degree from the Columbia University School of Social Work, and has a certification as a Grief Recovery Specialist from The Grief Recovery Institute in California. She uses her knowledge and experience in grief recovery, individual therapy, group therapy, program development, supervision and teaching to provide bereavement services to individuals, groups and the community.