St. Joe’s palliative care has new leader

Physician Paul Sansone has recently joined St. Joseph’s Health’s palliative care department. He will lead a team of clinicians whose focus is improving the quality of life for patients coping with serious and complex illnesses.

Sansone is an experienced physician, leader and educator. Leading up to his fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine, he spent six years as the director of pain medicine at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, New Hamphire. Prior to that he was an assistant professor of anesthesiology at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

Sansone earned his bachelor’s degree in physics and medical degree from SUNY Buffalo. He went on to complete an internal medicine residency, anesthesiology residency and pain medicine fellowship at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, New Hamphire. During his anesthesiology residency he served as chief resident.

After practicing pain medicine for several years and prior to joining St. Joseph’s Health, Sansone returned to Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical center to complete his fellowship in hospice and palliative medicine. Sansone is board-certified in pain medicine, anesthesiology and internal medicine.

 Sansone assumed his role in summer of 2020 caring for patients admitted to St. Joseph’s Hospital, providing skilled and compassionate care throughout their stay.

Photo: Sansone