Our Palliative Care Team
Jeffrey T. Berger, MD Program Director
Jeffrey T. Berger, MD, Program Director, is Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine and Director of Clinical Ethics at NYU Winthrop Hospital and Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University School of Medicine. Dr. Berger is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Berger has over 20 years experience in medical practice with more than 15 years experience providing clinical bioethics case consultation. He established NYU Winthrop’s Palliative Care clinical program in 2007. In addition to practicing clinical medicine, Dr. Berger has focused his academic career in the domain of medicine and bioethics. He has served on numerous state and national committees including the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities, the American College of Physicians, and the New York State Palliative Care Education and Training Council.
Priya Pinto, MD Physician Faculty Member
Priya Pinto, MD, Physician Faculty Member, is board certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Pinto completed her residency in Internal Medicine at Staten Island University Hospital, and went on to complete fellowships in Geriatrics and in Palliative Medicine at Montefiore Medical Center. For the last 5 years she has served as an Assistant Professor at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Consulting Physician at Montefiore Medical Center and Fellowship Program Director in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Pinto has a special interest in teaching and education in Palliative Care.
Amanda Hafeez, MD Physician Faculty Member
Amanda Hafeez, MD, Physician Faculty Member, is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She secured her medical degree from St. Georges University School of Medicine and completed her Internal Medicine residency at SUNY Downstate Medical Center where she continued to study as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Medicine in the practice of Hospitalist Medicine. Dr. Hafeez subsequently completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Medicine at New York University. She has interests in bioethics consultation and palliative care education.
Dustin Earl Suanino, MD Physician Faculty Member
Dustin Earl Suanino, MD, is board certified in Internal Medicine and board eligible in both Palliative and Geriatric Medicine. Dr. Suanino completed his residency in Internal Medicine at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and completed an integrated Geriatric and Palliative Medicine fellowship at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. During his residency he served as chief resident and was honored with the Humanism Award in Internal Medicine. Dr. Suanino has a special interest in education of palliative medicine.
Latifat Adeyemi, MS, ANP-BC Nurse Practitioner
Latifat Adeyemi, MS, ANP-BC is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner, who completed subspecialty training in Palliative Care and received a master’s degree from New York University. She also earned a bachelor's in arts in Speech Language Pathology from The State University of New York at Buffalo and a bachelor's of science from The College of New Rochelle. Mrs. Adeyemi joined the Palliative Care team summer of 2014, after working more than 7 years as an Oncology/Hematology Registered Nurse at New York Langone Medical Center.
Kathleen DiGangi Condon, DNP, MA, ANP-BC Nurse Practitioner
Kathleen DiGangi Condon, DNP, MA, ANP-BC is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner in the Division of Palliative Medicine and Bioethics. Dr. DiGangi Condon earned her Doctor of Nursing Practice at Stony Brook University, where her research focused on the role of a nurse-administered palliative screening tool on medical ICU nurses' moral distress. She received her bachelor's in science and master's in science from Columbia University’s School of Nursing. She also holds a bachelor's in arts from the College of the Holy Cross and an master's in arts from the University of Notre Dame.
Dr. DiGangi Condon joined NYU Winthrop in May of 2013 from Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx, where she served as a nurse practitioner on the palliative care service. She also established an inpatient palliative care consult service at St. Barnabas Hospital in the Bronx. As a registered nurse, she practiced on the comprehensive transplant unit at Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center. Dr. DiGangi Condon is an Instructor in Medicine at New York Medical College in Valhalla, New York, where she teaches bioethics to first and second year medical students. She has lectured at Columbia University’s School of Nursing on pain, palliative care, and ethics.
Maria Christine Santos, MS, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CCRN-CSC Nurse Practitioner
Maria Christine Santos, MS, RN, ANP-BC, ACHPN, CCRN-CSC is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner. Christine earned a bachelor's in science and master's in science in nursing, with a subspecialty in Palliative Care, from New York University’s College of Nursing.
Christine joined the Palliative Care team in 2015, after working over 7 years as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at New York Langone Medical Center. Christine also serves as an adjunct clinical faculty member at New York University’s College of Nursing, where she teaches undergraduate students during their clinical rotations.
Jessica T. Weinberger, MS, FNP, ACHPN Nurse Practitioner
Jessica T. Weinberger, MS, FNP, ACHPN is a board certified Family Nurse Practitioner and has been board certified as an Advanced Practice Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner since 2003, the first year the certification was given. Jessica has a master's in science of Nursing from Pace University's Leinhard Graduate School of Nursing, and completed a bachelor's in science education in Rehabilitation Services from The University of Connecticut. Jessica worked in the fields of pediatrics, adults, and geriatrics until finding her passion of Palliative Care.
She joined NYU Winthrop Hospital's Palliative Care Program in 2011, after working for 15 years as a hospice and palliative care nurse and nurse practitioner in Nashville Tennessee. Since arriving at NYU Winthrop, Jessica has been a preceptor for master's level palliative nurse practitioner students from New York University. In addition, Jessica participates on the Pain Management Committee at NYU Winthrop.
Barbara Kramer, RN, MSN, CHPN, OCN Registered Nurse
Barbara Kramer, RN, MSN, CHPN, OCN is a registered nurse with specialty certifications in Hospice and Palliative Nursing and Oncology. Barbara earned her BSN at Fairfield University and master's in nursing education from Molloy College. Barbara joined the Palliative Care team in 2017 and has a background in oncology and community health. During her 20 years working in home health care, Barbara assumed several roles including Field Case Manager, Palliative Care Coordinator, Performance Improvement Nurse, Team Manager, and Clinical Educator.
Dana Ribeiro Miller, M.Div., LMSW, ACHP-SW Social Worker
Dana Ribeiro Miller, M.Div., LMSW, ACHP-SW is licensed as a master of Social Work, She holds a masters degree in Social Work from Columbia University School of Social Work, where she was a recipient of the Dr. Maurice V. Russell Fellowship for Medical Social Work, a masters degree in Divinity from Union Theological Seminary, and a bachelor's of science from Rutgers University. She completed her subspecialty Palliative Care training via the Post Graduate Fellowship in Palliative Care at the Mt. Sinai-Beth Israel Division of Palliative Medicine. In addition to our team Dana is a member of the NYU Winthrop Bio-Ethics Committee and the Critical Incident Stress Management Team. She has also lectured/presented for the Fordham University Graduate School of Social Service, the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization, and the Social Work Hospice and Palliative Care Network. Dana has an interest in academic teaching and formation of palliative care clinicians.
Nicole Rossi, LMSW Social Worker
Nicole Rossi, LMSW holds a master’s degree from Fordham University School of Social Work and a bachelor's of arts from the University of Rhode Island. Nicole has served as adjunct faculty at Fordham University within the Palliative Care Fellowship program and has clinical experience in hospice and oncology social work in a variety of settings including hospitals, home care, outpatient clinics and long-term care facilities. Nicole joined the NYU Winthrop Palliative Care team in 2018.
Abigail Nathanson, LCSW Social Worker
Abigail Nathanson, LCSW has advanced credentialing in clinical supervision and post-graduate certificate training in palliative and end-of-life care. She earned a BA from UNC-Chapel Hill, her master's degree in social work from New York University and is a doctoral candidate at New York University in clinical social work. She is a member of adjunct faculty at New York University, where she teaches Grief, Loss and Bereavement in the master’s program, and created curriculum for and teaches a course on Clinical Practice with Chronic and Life-Limiting Illness. She also serves as a mentor in the Zelda Foster Fellowship program, working with emerging clinicians and experienced leaders in Palliative Care. Abigail has worked in multiple healthcare settings including acute care hospital, nursing home, mental health, hospice, and non-profit management of a caregiver program in individual and group modalities.