We are a group of physicians and nurse practitioners who are experts in palliative care, and pain and symptom management. Our interdisciplinary team includes social workers and chaplains committed to walking our patients through their illness’s journey; together, we can help our patients experience better outcomes through social, medical, and pain management.

Shahid Aziz, MD, FAAP

Pediatric Palliative Care Physician

Dr. Aziz is a Director of Pediatric Palliative Care and Hospice programs, and has vast experience in Pediatrics, Clinical Medical Ethics, Palliative Care and Hospice Care. He is Board certified in Pediatrics, Medical Management and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He has served on the clinical faculty at University of Maryland and Johns Hopkins. Teaching being one of his passions, he continues to teach to medical personnel and to general public. Communication and advance care planning in palliative care are his major interests. He is a published author on that subject.

Lissa Y. Berroa Garcia, MD

Palliative Care Physician

Dr. Berroa Garcia completed her Medical degree from Ponce School of Medicine in Puerto Rico, and Internal Medicine residency program at UMMS Baystate Medical Center as part of the Community track in Springfield, Massachusetts. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Care, with a Fellowship in Hospice and Palliative Care from MedStar Washington Medical Center in 2018.

Dr. Coleman

Geoff Coleman, MD, MHA

Palliative Care Physician

Dr. Coleman attended the Georgia Institute of Technology, and Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. He established a community health center in Montross, Virginia, providing primary and preventive healthcare. Since 2007, Dr. Coleman has practiced hospice and palliative medicine exclusively, and has been serving in Montgomery and Prince George’s County since 2009. Dr. Coleman is certified in Hospice & Palliative Medicine and Family Medicine. He considers it a privilege to take care of the seriously ill while helping to alleviate their suffering.

Chris Eliff, RN

Pediatric Registered Nurse

Chris Eliff provides guidance and leadership to the PMC Kids program.  She serves as the Clinical Manager for Montgomery Kids and Infection Control Nurse for Montgomery Hospice. Born and raised in Pittsburg, Pennsylvania, she attended Slippery Rock University.  Prior to becoming a registered nurse, she worked as a teacher during the first fifteen years of her career. Chris has two children, and loves traveling, painting, and photography.

Ann Lichtenstein, DO

Palliative Care Physician

Dr. Ann Lichtenstein received her Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine from New York College of Osteopathic Medicine in Old Westbury, New York. She completed her Internship at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York. She continues to be involved in medical training with Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows from NIH and Children’s National Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Melanie Reynolds, CRNP

Hospice and Palliative Care Nurse Practitioner

Melanie Reynolds is committed to providing compassionate, high quality, Community Based Healthcare to patients with serious illnesses. Ms. Reynolds is an Adult Nurse Practitioner with certifications in Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Care. She is a graduate of Eastern Mennonite University and the University of Maryland at Baltimore.

David Schrier, MD

Chief Medical Director

Dr. Schrier received his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, followed by a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology. He received board-certification in Medical Oncology, establishing a successful practice with a mission to deliver comprehensive medical and emotional care to patients and their families, with emphasis on the whole patient.

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