Clinical Focus

  • Palliative Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Academic Appointments

Professional Education

  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Hospice and Palliative Medicine (2016)
  • Fellowship: University of Kansas Medical Center (2016) KS
  • Board Certification: American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Psychiatry (2015)
  • Board Certification: American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine (2015)
  • Residency: University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics (2015) IA
  • Medical Education: St Louis University School of Medicine (2010) MO

All Publications

  • Cancer Pain Management in Patients with Opioid Use Disorder CURRENT ADDICTION REPORTS Nickels, K., Kullgren, J., Mitchell, M. T., Carter, M., Kasberg, B., Holbein, M., Gamble, A., Thompson, B., Koolwal, A., Ho, J. 2024
  • Top Ten Tips Palliative Care Clinicians Should Know About the Psychological Aspects of Palliative Care Encounters. Journal of palliative medicine Chammas, D., Brenner, K. O., Gamble, A., Buxton, D., Byrne-Martelli, S., Polisso, M., Shalev, D., Rosenberg, L. B. 2023


    Palliative care clinicians enhance the illness experiences of patients and their families through building therapeutic relationships. Many psychological concepts underlie a clinician's approach to a specific patient. Through high-yield tips, this article highlights ten selected psychological elements that palliative care clinicians often use to support patients. As we all (both clinicians and patients) bring our own histories and unique biographies to the work of palliative care, a more explicit focus on the psychological aspects of this work can enhance our own experience and efficacy as providers. With a thoughtful focus on the psychological aspects of how we engage with patients, palliative care clinicians can offer a more meaningful therapeutic encounter.

    View details for DOI 10.1089/jpm.2023.0390

    View details for PubMedID 37449809