Contact us

For more information, please contact our program coordinator.

Email Larissa Staudacher

(727) 992-7163

How to apply

  • ACGME ID: 5401112126
  • NRMP: 2137540F0

How to Apply

Welcome from our Program Director

Thank you for your interest in the HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship Training Program in Hudson, Florida. We are very excited to announce our recent accreditation with commendation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.

Welcome Letter

Program overview

The Palliative and Geriatric Fellowship programs are carefully designed to equip fellows to provide compassionate care for chronic illness and those facing end of life. With daily interdisciplinary team meetings and monthly journal clubs focused on inpatient care and ethics within medicine. The Palliative Care Fellowship program integrates the psychological and spiritual aspects of patient care as well as the well-being of patient caregivers and families.


Our Program Director and staff

Our team is comprised of skilled experts with deep experience and knowledge from which residents and fellows can benefit.

Joseph Pino, MD

Program Director

Our core faculty

  • Joseph Pino, MD, MBA, FAAFP, FAAHPM
  • Director: HCA Bayonet Point and HCA Oak Hill Hospitals Geri/Palliative Consultative Service
  • Program Director: Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship and Geriatric Fellowship
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, HBA Health Care/USF Morsani College of Medicine
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  • Hany Abskhroun
  • Lisa Barker
  • Tracy Romanello, DO
  • Naushira Pandya, MD
  • Todd Slesinger, MD
  • Christian Gonzalez, MD
  • Yusneisy Caraballoso, ANP
  • Rochelle Clarke, PhD

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Program details

Salary and benefits

Salary and benefits information for PGY4 is as follows:

  • Salary: $59,738
  • On-call meals: $950
  • Total: $60,688


Rotation Schedule

Fellows have an opportunity to rotate in a variety of rotations including: Hospice, a Pediatric palliative center, a certified stroke center, and a Palliative unit at a skilled nursing faciility.


The Palliative Care and Geriatric Fellowship offers an outpatient care clinic where fellows will assist in managing their patient’s care.


Didactics are offered biweekly for one hour presented by attending Physicians and other fellows.

Mission statement

The HCA Florida Bayonet Point Hospital Hospice and Palliative medicine fellowship's mission is to reduce suffering for those who are at end of life and provide them with compassionate care.

The program aims to help those patients with serious chronic illness live as long and comfortably as possible by treating their symptoms and providing them with physical, emotional, and spiritual support.