​Palliative Care and Support Services 

The expert medical care team at St. Luke's Cornwall Hospital is designed to provide individualized, patient-centered care

for those dealing with an advanced illness. Our team works alongside your Oncologist or Primary Care Physician to improve your quality of life and address all causes of distress while you are undergoing curative treatments.


Please come see us if you are struggling with:          

     • Managing symptoms and side effects such as:

                  o Pain

                  o Nausea/ Vomiting

                  o Diarrhea/ Constipation

                  o Anorexia/ Weight Loss

                  o Fatigue

                  o Depression

     • Education about your illness and what to expect

     • Support for your family members or caregivers as they share this journey with you.

     • Coping skills

     • Coordination of care across settings

     • Discussion regarding goals of care and decision making


 Our Team:


     Kirti Joseph, MD

     Board Certifies in Internal Medicine

     Board Eligible in Hospice and Palliative Medicine

     Internal Medicine trained at NYU Langone Medical Center

     Hospice and Palliative Medicine trained at the University of Buffalo






     Sue Martino, NP

     Board Certified as Nurse Practitioner in Adult Health

     Extensive ICU/CCU experience

     Extensive experience with home and inpatient hospice services

     Pioneered the Palliative care program at St. Luke's Hospital in 2010