Daniel R. Tobin, MD - Palliative Medicine

Dr. Tobin is an assistant professor in psychiatry at Dartmouth Medical School. He is a palliative care physician and director of The Life Institute/VA Healthcare Network Upstate NY.

Dr. Tobin is the principal investigator of the Robert Wood Johnson–funded National Advanced Illness Coordinated Care (NAICC) Program, a national demonstration project that, in association with the National Chronic Care Consortium and Milliman USA, is evaluating operational and insurance reimbursement models for advanced illness/end-of-life care through multiple health systems.

Dr. Tobin is a national consultant on end-of-life care for National Blue Cross/Blue Shield plans, Supportive Care of the Dying and Catholic Health Services, and nursing home palliative care initiatives. He has developed the Pediatric Advanced Illness Coordinated Care (PAICC) program with members of the Children’s Oncology Group/End-of-Life Task Force and has written training manuals and articles focusing on the integration of advanced illness/end-of-life care within health plans and health systems.

Board Certifications

Diplomate, National Board of Medical Examiners, 1983

Healthwise Knowledgebase Topics Reviewed

Care at the End of Life


MD: Albany Medical College, Albany, NY, 1982
Internship: Genesee Hospital, Rochester, NY, 1983
Residency in Ophthalmology: Albany Medical Center Hospital, Albany, NY, 1986
Independent Fellowship in Hospice/Palliative Care: VA Hospital, Department of Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Albany, NY, 1997–1998

Academic Appointments

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Dartmouth Medical School, Dartmouth, NH, 1995–present

Hospital Affiliations

Staff Physician, Hospice/Palliative Care, VA Hospital, Albany, NY, 1995–present

Professional Affiliations

American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Partnership for Caring
National VA Palliative Care Steering Committee
American College of Physicians Task Force on Consumer Education in End-of-Life Care

Selected Publications

  1. Hilden J, Tobin DR (2002). How to Care for Your Seriously Ill Child. Reading, MA: Perseus Books.
  2. Larson DG, Tobin DR (2000). End-of-life conversation: Evolving practice and theory, JAMA, 284(12): 1573–1578.
  3. Tobin DR, Larson DG (2000). Advanced Illness Coordinated Care Communication Training Manual. Albany, NY: Life Institute Press.
  4. Tobin DR (1999). Peaceful Dying. Reading, MA: Perseus Books.
  5. Tobin DR, Conlon JE (1999). A managed care model for end-of-life care. In WB Bateman et al., eds., Patient and Family Education in Managed Care and Beyond: Seizing the Teachable Moment, pp. 193–199. New York: Springer.

Financial Disclosure

No financial report received from reviewer.

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