Foundation Board Member (2002-2004)
Daniel Tobin, MD
Daniel Tobin, MD, is a palliative care physician integrating advanced illness and end-of-life coordinated care programs within the Veterans Administration (VA) Healthcare Network Upstate New York and the VA New England Healthcare System (15 hospitals and more than 60 outpatient centers). He is the Director of The Life Institute/VA Healthcare Network Upstate New York and The Center for Advanced Illness Coordinated Care, nonprofit education and training centers currently integrating palliative care into mainstream medicine.
Dr. Tobin is an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School and Principal Investigator of The Robert Wood Johnson-funded National Advanced Illness Coordinated Care (NAICC) Program, a national demonstration project, including 18 health systems, that is evaluating operational and insurance reimbursement models for advanced illness/end-of-life care (AICC Programs).
He has developed a structured communication model for advanced illness/end-of-life care with Dr. Dale Larson, Associate Professor of Counseling Psychology at Santa Clara University. He is a member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP ASIM) Task Force on Consumer Education in End-of-Life Care, Founder of the National VA Hospice and Palliative Care Initiative and a Board Member of The Partnership for Caring.
Dr. Tobin is the author of the book entitled Peaceful Dying: The Step by Step Guide to Preserving Your Dignity, Your Choice and Your Inner Peace at the End-Of-Life (Perseus 1999) and co-author, with Dr. Joanne Hilden, of Shelter From the Storm: Caring for You Child With a Life Threatening Illness (Perseus 2002). He is a consultant on end-of-life care to National Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, Catholic Health Care Supportive Care of the Dying, and nursing home palliative care initiatives. Dr. Tobin has developed the Pediatric Advanced Illness Coordinated Care (PAICC) program with members of the Children’s Oncology Group/End-of-Life Task Force. He has authored training manuals and articles focusing on the integration of advanced illness/end-of-life care within health plans and health systems.