Steven Radwany

Steven “Skip” Radwany, M.D., FACP, FAAHPM

Currently Dr. Radwany is Professor of Medicine in the Division of Palliative Medicine at the Ohio State University whose career has focused on education and program development and is excited to support the IAHPC in its mission. He previously served as the founding Fellowship Director for Hospice and Palliative Medicine at Summa Health from 2006 to 2018 and was Medical Director of Hospice and Palliative Care Services at Summa from 1999 to 2015. While there he helped build a hospice program, 4 palliative care consult services, a palliative care clinic, 2 palliative care inpatient units and home and nursing home based palliative care programs. He supported creating an accredited PGY II PharmD residency in Pain and Palliative Care and an accredited pastoral care educational program. He chaired the System Ethics Committee for Summa from 1996 to 2018 working in policy development and clinical consultation. In 2013 he cofounded Schwartz Rounds at Summa which attracts over 200 participants from multiple disciplines each month. He has been active at the Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) where he was a Professor of Internal Medicine and led the development of a four-year integrated curriculum in palliative care.

Since 2014 he has been part of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine workgroup developing Entrustable Professional Activities, then Curricular Milestones, and most recently subspecialty specific Reporting Milestones for hospice and palliative medicine again with the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In the early 2000’s he chaired the national Palliative Medicine Review Committee for 4 years to help fellowships prepare for initial ACGME review after official recognition of the new specialty. These efforts helped the specialty to gain recognition from American Board of Medical Specialties and the ACGME. He has participated in writing the first and second iterations of the ACGME Program Requirements for Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowships and advised the Family Medicine Review Committee during its first cycle of reviews in 2008.

Dr. Radwany has presented at meetings throughout the USA and internationally on palliative care, medical ethics and medical education. He is a Fellow and Laureate of the American College of Physicians and a Fellow of the AAHPM, with certification in Internal Medicine since 1986, Geriatric Medicine since 1992 and Hospice and Palliative Medicine since 1997. Dr. Radwany received the Gerald Holman Distinguished Service Award from the AAHPM in 2015 and the Gold Humanism Award from NEOMED’s students in 2010. He completed medical training at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (UCCOM) and Evanston Hospital. He enjoys travelling and stumbling through the trails of national parks with his wife, Julia, also a UCCOM graduate but with a much steadier gait. They have two children who continue to humble them and three perfect grandchildren whose photographs are always available for review.

Dr. Radwany served on the IAHPC board until December 31st 2022.