Timothy E. Quill, M.D.


Timothy E. Quill, M.D. received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College (1971) and his M.D. from the University of Rochester (1976). He completed his Internal Medicine residency in 1979 and a Fellowship in Med/Psych Liaison in 1981, both from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry.

Currently, Dr. Quill is the Associate Chief of Medicine at the Genesee Hospital, a Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry, and a primary care internist in Rochester, New York. He also directs the University of Rochester's Program for Biopsychosocial Studies and its Fellowship in Advanced Biopsychosocial Studies.

He has published and lectured widely about aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, including partnerships, communication, barriers, delivering bad news and somatization. He has focused extensively on end-of-life decision making, authoring the books DEATH AND DIGNITY: Making Choices and Taking Charge (W.W. Norton, 1993) and A MIDWIFE THROUGH THE DYING PROCESS: Stories of Healing and Hard Choices of Life (Johns Hopkins, 1996).

Dr. Quill has written articles for scholarly journals such as the New England Journal of Medicine, New York Journal of Medicine, and Annuals of Interim Medicine as well as The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times and others. In addition, he has been interviewed by all the major networks and has been featured on "Frontline", "Dateline", "20/20", "Nightline" and other news-related programs.


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