Midwest Palliative & Hospice CareCenter

A team for the real you

Our team includes many of the most highly regarded care professionals in the world, including palliative and hospice physicians. All Midwest CareCenter physicians and the most have special training in hospice and palliative medicine. Additional board certifications include geriatrics, internal and family medicine.

We work together to deliver uniquely sophisticated and intuitive palliative and hospice care.

Senior Medical Advisor

Martha-Twaddle-2014Martha L. Twaddle, MD, FACP, FAAHPM
Affiliations: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwest Community Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine (1985)

Associate Medical Director

Martha L. Twaddle Chair in Palliative Medicine

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Gordon J. Wood, MD, MSCI, FAAHPM
Associate Medical Director
Martha L. Twaddle Chair in Palliative Medicine
Director of Palliative Medicine and Supportive Care, Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Assistant Professor, Section of Palliative Medicine
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Affiliations: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital, NorthShore University HealthSystem, Northwest Community Hospital, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Medical Education: University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine (2002)

Senior Medical Director

Alan-Smookler-2014Alan Smookler, MD, FACP
Certification: Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Geriatrics; Internal Medicine
Affiliations: NorthShore University HealthSystem; Northwest Community Hospital; Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Medical Education: Michigan State University, College of Human Medicine (1983)

Assistant Medical Director

Sally-Kelley-2014Sally Kelley, MD
Certifications: Hospice & Palliative Medicine; Internal Medicine
Affiliations: NorthShore University HealthSystem; Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Medical Education: Indiana University School of Medicine (1997)

Associate Medical Directors

Samuel R. Katz, MD
Certification: Hospice and Palliative Medicine; Obstetrics and Gynecology
Affiliations: NorthShore University HealthSystem
Medical Education: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School (1971)

Lynn S. Katten, MD
Certification: Hospice & Palliative Medicine; Internal Medicine
Affiliations: NorthShore University HealthSystem; Northwest Community Hospital; Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Medical Education: Chicago Medical School of Rosaline Franklin University (1996)

Usha Mehta, MD
Certification: Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine
Medical Education: Seth G.S. Medical College

Sara Newman, MD
Certification: Internal Medicine, Hematology and Oncology
Affiliations: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital
Medical Education: Columbia University

Khan Owais Akwal, MD
Certification: Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Palliative Medicine
Affiliations: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital
Medical Education: Saba University School of Medicine

Alexis Williams, MD
Certification: Internal Medicine, Fellowship in Palliative Medicine
Affiliations: Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Medical Education: Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital and Northwest Community Hospital