University of Hawaii

MMS Faculty

Daniel Fischberg, MD, PhD, FAAHPM

Dr. Daniel Fischberg was awarded his PhD in the field of Biomedical Sciences from the City University of New York in 1995.  He received his medical degree from the Mount Sinai School of Medicine in 1996 and completed a residency in Internal Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital in 1999.  Dr. Fischberg subsequently completed a fellowship in Pain and Palliative Care at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center before returning as faculty to Mount Sinai’s Hertzberg Palliative Care Institute.

Since 2004, Dr. Fischberg has served as Medical Director for the Pain and Palliative Care Department at The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.  He also serves as Professor and Chief of the Division of Palliative Medicine in the Department of Geriatric Medicine at the John A. Burns School of Medicine, University of Hawai‘i Mānoa.  Dr. Fischberg holds board certification in Internal Medicine, Pain Medicine, Addiction Medicine, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  He is an EPEC Master Facilitator and a Fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Fischberg’s educational and research interests include: enhancing education in
pain and palliative care for health care professionals, improving access to palliative care for patients at all stages of illness, and advancing evidence-based practice in palliative medicine.  Dr. Fischberg has published and spoken nationally on these topics.  He currently serves on the board of directors for Kokua Mau, Hawai‘i’s award-winning hospice and palliative care organization, and the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.  Dr. Fischberg has been recognized for excellence in both teaching and patient care.  In 2007, he was selected The Queen’s Medical Center’s Outstanding Physician of the Year and was the 2013 recipient of the AAHPM Gerald R. Holman Distinguished Service Award.

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