Summary of expertise:
A nationally recognized expert in eldercare, family caregiving, family dynamics, advanced illness and senior health counseling, Dan Tobin, M.D., is the founder and CEO of Care Support of America, a national care manager service. He is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor of Psychiatry (Health Psychology) at Dartmouth Medical School.
Dr. Tobin serves as Director of The Center for Advanced Illness Coordinated Care (CAICC), a non-profit organization focused on public policy issues in family caregiving and patient support. He is a past member of the American College of Physicians/American Society of Internal Medicine (ACP-ASIM) task force on consumer education in End-of-Life Care. Dr. Tobin co-founded the Blue Cross Blue Shield Association Palliative Care Task Force and currently sits as a board member of the Charitable Venture Foundation.
Dr. Tobin has headed several large research studies, including two Medicare demonstrations and Medicare health plan evaluations, to investigate new models of advanced illness care coordination. He has worked with leading U.S. hospitals and health plans such as Kaiser Permanente to build and test innovative models of eldercare health counseling.
Dr. Tobin has authored numerous books, articles and training manuals to help patients and family caregivers cope with illness and find the positive aspects of caregiving. Through CAICC, he recently collaborated with Sesame Street to create the educational DVD entitled, Here for You: Helping Children Cope with Serious Illness, released in May 2008.
Dr. Tobin holds an undergraduate degree from Queens College of the City University of New York and an M.D. from Albany Medical College in Albany, New York. After interning at The Genesee Hospital/University of Rochester, he completed his residency at Albany Medical College and served a preceptorship in Advanced Illness Health Counseling at Albany's VA Hospital/Department of Medicine.
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