Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship

The Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Minnesota is a one-year program that trains fellows to be experts in providing palliative care to patients and families facing serious illness at any stage and for all ages.

Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellows 2022-23


Training includes broad-based exposure to both adult palliative medicine in community and academic settings with well-established interdisciplinary palliative care teams. 

The fellowship is a one-year program accredited by the ACGME and boasts a 100% board pass rate.

Clinical Settings

University of Minnesota Medical Center

  • Inpatient consult service
  • Quaternary care center
    • ECMO program, LVAD program, BMT, solid organ transplant

Hennepin Healthcare 

  • Hennepin County safety net teaching hospital
  • Serves patients from diverse social, cultural, and economic backgrounds
  • Collaborative interdisciplinary consult team
  • Opportunity to work with other learners

Regions Hospital

  • Inpatient consult service
  • Level 1 trauma center

HealthPartners Hospice

  • Large Hospice

M Health Palliative Care Clinic

  • Fellow continuity clinic in adult track
  • Embedded in the cancer center
  • Referrals from cardiology, pulmonology, and neurology

VA Medical Center

  • Palliative Care Unit
  • Extensive interprofessional team including psychologist and pharmacist

Children’s Hospital and Clinics Minneapolis

  • Established pain and palliative care team
  • Pediatric continuity clinic

Gillette Children’s

Masonic Children’s



Current Fellows

Anna Cox, MDAnna Cox, MD

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Internal medicine, Hennepin Healthcare



Janisha Manhas, MBChB Janisha Manhas, MBChB 

Medical School: NUI Galway School of Medicine
Residency: Family medicine, University of Minnesota Methodist Hospital Family Medicine Residency Program



Cassandra Palmer, MD Cassandra Palmer, MD 

Medical School: University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
Residency: Critical care surgery, Hennepin County Medical Center



Chas Salmen, MDChas Salmen, MD

Medical School: University of California-San Francisco
Residency: Family medicine, University of Minnesota North Memorial Family Medicine Residency



Dr. SoukupThomas Soukup, DO

Medical School: Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Residency: Emergency medicine, University at Buffalo School of Medicine




Kevin Webb-Kay, MDKevin Webb-Kay, MD

Medical School: University of Minnesota Medical School 
Residency: Neurology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics




Joshua Wiederin HPM fellowJoshua Wiederin, MD

Medical school: University of Minnesota Medical School
Residency: Internal medicine, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics


Mailing address:
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 381
Minneapolis, MN 55455

nijjarAnnette Nijjar, MD


sandsHarriet Sands
Office address:
6-240 Phillips-Wangensteen Building
516 Delaware St SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455

UMN Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship fellows