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Palliative Medicine Physician

Baystate Health
Western Massachusetts
Posted Date
Apr 11, 2024

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Palliative Care
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Baystate Health, western Massachusetts’ premier healthcare provider and home to the University of Massachusetts Chan Medical School - Baystate Health, is seeking Palliative Medicine faculty to join our newly developed Palliative Medicine fellowship program.

Practice Highlights:
• Our current palliative medicine team includes 4 palliative care physicians, 5 advanced practitioners, one social worker, and a strong support staff.
• Baystate Health has the only academic palliative care program in western Massachusetts, and we will soon recruit our first class of fellows. As a benchmark, the Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care typically train two fellows in Geriatrics fellowship on a yearly basis.
• Faculty appointment to UMass Chan Medical School - Baystate with protected time for clinical innovation, educational program development, teaching, and grant activities. Ability to participate in conferences and lectures, teach our palliative medicine fellows, and participate in research/QI projects.
• In addition to fellows, you will have the opportunity to teach residents, medical students, and other learners.
• Our Division of Geriatrics and Palliative Care includes a home-based palliative care program, specialty-clinic based palliative care, a hospice service (both home and GIP locations), and a robust inpatient consult service.
• We are members of the Palliative Care Quality Collaborative (PCQC) program at a Premier level.

Qualifications: ABIM BC in Palliative Medicine. Strong commitment to collaboration, courage, quality, and lifelong learning is essential.

• Starting Bonus
• Relocation allowance
• Generous base compensation and incentive bonus, regularly evaluated to ensure equity & fair market value
• Equitable promotional practices
• Professional Development allowance and CME time
• Immediate access to PTO
• H-1B Visa & PERM/Green Card Sponsorship
• Lucrative 403b match and 457b plan
• High-quality, low-cost medical, dental and vision insurance
• As a non-profit organization, our employees are eligible for state and federal loan forgiveness programs
• Free financial advisor
• Wellbeing programs that include but are not limited to mental, physical, and financial health
• And so much more!

Western Massachusetts provides extensive access to urban, suburban and rural amenities and is home to five colleges with communities that offer fine dining, shopping, music, galleries, and parks. We are located within two hours of Boston and three hours of NYC and Bradley International Airport is 20 minutes away. When you live and work in the Pioneer Valley, you will enjoy picturesque four-season living, excellent schools, and year-round social and cultural events. In fact, Massachusetts was recently ranked #1 in Education nationally by U.S. News and World Report.

For more information please visit us online at: or interact with us socially at or on Twitter @BaystateCareers.

All correspondence can be directed to:
Yael Tarshish, MD, Medical Director of Palliative Care
c/o Lindsay Waters, Senior Physician & APC Recruiter

Are you ready to advance your career with us?

Baystate Health is an Equal Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.


Baystate Health, a leading not-for-profit integrated health system, is transforming the delivery of health care to the communities it serves. Baystate Health (BH) is one of New England’s leading and largest integrated healthcare systems, serving more than 800,000 people throughout Western Massachusetts. With about 12,000 employees, a 1,200-member medical staff, and net patient service revenue of more than $2.3 billion, this dynamic and growing system includes an academic medical center, a children’s hospital and three community hospitals. It also includes a large multispecialty group, (Baystate Medical Practices), Baystate Home Health, Baystate Reference Laboratories, and Health New England, a 205,000-member health insurance company.

The mission of Baystate Health is “to improve the health of the people in our communities every day, with quality and compassion.” For over 130 years, Baystate has been a keystone of Western Massachusetts as it has evolved, grown, and emerged as one of the highest quality and most effective health care providers in the nation. Baystate Health was named a top 15 Health System in the country by Thompson Reuters; and is a PRC National Excellence in Healthcare Award Winner. Most recently US News and World Report ranked Baystate Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital as the only two hospitals in Massachusetts to achieve top quality ranking for five common procedures and conditions such as total joint replacement and congestive heart failure.

Baystate Health believes that the advancement of knowledge, through education and research, is essential to its mission of improving the health of the communities it serves. Baystate Medical Center has major programs in postgraduate medical education with residencies in Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Pathology, OB/GYN, Pediatrics, Medicine-Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine, and Psychiatry; along with 22 fellowship programs.

Baystate Health is a forward-thinking organization. With impressive size, scope, and expertise, Baystate Health is the longtime market leader for health care services in western Massachusetts and is financially solid. However, as in most regions of the country, the healthcare landscape in western Massachusetts has shifted as a result of ever-increasing economic pressures and corresponding provider consolidation. Baystate Health is committed to its position as the key provider of tertiary level medical services to the people of Western Massachusetts. At the same time, Baystate Health has embraced a broader mission of promoting better health for the communities it serves and reducing health disparities. Baystate Health is committed to the provision of high value health care and is transforming how it delivers care and educates the next generation of physicians. One example of this is TechSpring, Baystate Health’s digital health care laboratory in downtown Springfield. Founded in June 2014, TechSpring works with entrepreneurs on ways that health care technology can fade into the background and take up less time.

In June 2015, Baystate Health established a new partnership with the UMass Medical School to develop a new regional clinical campus in Springfield, known as the University of Massachusetts Medical School – Baystate (UMMS-Baystate). UMMS-Baystate is now home to UMMS’ four-year Population-based Urban and Rural Community Health (PURCH) track, which welcomed its inaugural class of 22 medical students in Autumn 2017. Through this innovative program, the three institutions are partnering to strengthen the pipeline of new primary care physicians for the future in Western Massachusetts. These three institutions have also collaborated to create the Institute for Healthcare Delivery & Population Science, to generate and apply new knowledge to transform health care delivery and population health in support of Baystate Health’s strategic goals. The Institute conducts health services research projects in partnership with local, regional, and national stakeholders.

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