Danielle Collons, MD
Med School: Tulane School of Medicine
Residency: University of Illinois at Chicago
Palliative Interests: Supportive oncology, health care disparities, teaching and mentorship
Other Interests: Cooking, reading and yoga. She can't wait to head back home to The Big Easy!
Carlee Fountaine, MD
Medical School: University of Washington Montana
Residency: University of Washington Boise
Palliative Interests: Teaching, narrative medicine, interplay between addiction medicine and palliative care
Other Interests: running, reading, knitting and cuddling with her chihuahua Peach.
Colette Stanley, MD
Medical School: Trinity School of Medicine
Residency: Central Maine Medical Center
Palliative Interests: Palliative medicine in underserved populations and global health
Other Interests: Improving her sewing skills, painting, spending time outdoors with her husband, or watching a documentary.
Rebecca "Rebi" Ramm, MD
Medical School: University of Nebraska College of Medicine
Residency: Tulane University
Palliative Interests: Pscychotropic medications in end-of-life care
Other Interests: Gardening, pottery, aeriel fitness, last minute costume designing, Dungeons & Dragons, video games, good food and coffee.
Jess Anderson, MD
Med school: LSUHSC New Orleans
Residency: LSUHSC New Orleans
Why Tulane: diverse program, in New Orleans, strong faculty
Palliative interest: inpatient hospice and transitioning, social support for families during palliative and hospice discussions
Other interests: being a great mom and wife
Dewitt Harrison, MD
Med school: Marian University College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Residency: Ochsner Clinic Foundation Internal Medicine
Why Tulane: I wanted training that allowed me some exposure to the VA system, outpatient hospice, and a large multispecialty center so that I would be able to decide what area of HPM I wanted to practice. Additionally, I have strong ties to Southern Louisiana, so being able to complete training near family was ideal.
Palliative interests: Recognizing and counseling End of Life Patients, symptom management
Other interests: Yoga, Home improvement, Tech/gadgets, Video Games, Camping
Abby L'Heureux, MD
Med school: Mayo Clinic
Residency: Family Medicine at Dartmouth in Concord, NH
Why Tulane: Because Teena and Drs. Glass, Leigh, and Morvant were, by far, the most lovely, engaging people I met on the interview trail. They expressed enthusiasm for my interests, and I felt like I had their immediate support to achieve my academic goals. Also, the diversity of cases, patients, and experiences that Tulane has to offer.
Palliative interests: Complex symptom management
Other interests: Family, friends, pets, anything outside
Monica Romanko, MD
Med School: University of Vermont College of Medicine
Residency: University of Vermont Family Medicine Residency Program
-Then I stayed on as an Associate Residency Program Director, where I saw patients in the family medicine clinic and in the inpatient hospitalist service for 5 years, until-
Fellowship: Emergency Medicine, University of Tennessee in Jackson TN.
- Then, I moved to Washington State and worked for nearly 10 years as an emergency physician in a busy critical access hospital, until- Tulane!
Why Tulane? So many reasons!
-Dynamic program- learning platforms in multiple environments, the opportunity to participate in the GPEC, prison advocacy and social justice oriented work.
- The opportunity to serve a diverse patient population, both in the city and in the underserved surrounding rural areas.
- New Orleans culture- no explanation needed!
- Expanding palliative care access
- Incorporating sound/music and multimodal therapies in to palliative care delivery
- Health justice and palliative care
- Mindfulness and Compassion practices
Spending time with my husband Rob and our 3 formerly stray cats; Travel; farmers markets and museums; Buddhist philosophy and meditation; hiking and trail running; music history and DJ’ing; multimedia art; gardening; natural history, biophilia and nature watching; indigenous healing practices; reading fiction and about all of the above; sumo