End-of-life expert to speak at Binghamton University


Primary care internist and palliative care expert Dr. Timothy E. Quill will discuss “Talking about End of Life Issues Earlier: How Patients and Families Can Help” at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 9, in Lecture Hall 1 on the Binghamton University campus. The presentation is free and open to the public.

Quill was the lead physician plaintiff in the New York state legal case challenging the law prohibiting physician-assisted death that was heard in 1997 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Quill vs. Vacco). Currently, he is a professor at the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry; director of the Program for Bio-psychosocial Studies; and director of the Palliative Care Programs.

Quill has published and lectured widely about various aspects of the doctor-patient relationship, with special focus on end-of-life decision-making. He received his undergraduate degree from Amherst College, and his MD from the University of Rochester. Quill completed his internal medicine residency in 1979 and a fellowship in medicine/psychiatry liaison in 1981, both from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry. He is a Fellow in the American College of Physicians and a member of the American Academy of Physician and Patient.

The presentation is sponsored by Binghamton University’s School of Education and Human Development. For more information, contact 607-772-3531.

Last Updated: 9/17/13