Cooper offers an allopathic hospice and palliative medicine (HPM) fellowship program. Training takes place within the Cooper University Heath System, and through partnerships with area hospices, skilled nursing facilities, and pediatric palliative medicine specialists.

This yearlong experience provides a comprehensive, hands-on education in the science and art of palliative medicine. Our graduates are well prepared for HPM board certification, and for careers as expert practitioners in this expanding field.

Graduates of programs in any of the following specialties are welcome to apply: Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pediatrics, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiation Oncology, and Surgery.

Program Leadership

Dr. Mark Angelo is program director, and head of the Division of Palliative Medicine. Dr. Angelo has taught residents and fellows in palliative medicine for several years at Cooper, and started the Cooper HPM fellowship in 2014. He has lectured extensively at Cooper and elsewhere on many topics in palliative medicine, including starting a palliative care program, novel approaches to palliative medicine, pain and symptom management, and multidisciplinary approaches to patient care.

Dr. Samuel Hardy is associate program director and was Cooper’s inaugural HPM fellow. His special interests include medical education and symptom management for oncology patients.