Stacie T. Pinderhughes, M.D., serves as Chairperson, Division of Palliative Medicine for Banner Health. Prior to coming to Banner, she served as Chairman for the Department of Medicine at North General Hospital in New York and held an academic appointment as Associate Professor of Geriatrics and Medicine at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York.
Dr. Pinderhughes studied Journalism and English at Rutgers University, prior to receiving her medical degree from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Dr. Pinderhughes completed her internal medicine residency at Robert Wood University Hospital in New Brunswick and her fellowship in Geriatrics at The Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York. Following the fellowship, she attended the Harvard Palliative Care Mini Fellowship in Boston, MA. Dr. Pinderhughes holds board
certification in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Palliative Medicine.
Dr. Pinderhughes spent 3 years as Medical Director for the only inpatient hospice unit in Harlem, New York. Dr. Pinderhughes developed a model of Hospice and Palliative Care at the end of life that was unique in the United States. This model provided care to medically underserved aging minority populations who have historically not had access to hospice services at life’s end. Additionally, Dr. Pinderhughes successfully pursued the role of mentor and educator for physicians, nurse practitioners and medical residents interested in Palliative Medicine. She has been honored as one of the Best Doctors in America in 2009-2010, 2011-2012 and 2012-2013.