Palliative Care at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center

Palliative Care Team

Jody Comart, Ph.D.

Jody Comart, Ph.D., is managing director of the Palliative Care Program and a chaplain at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center. She is a clinical psychologist and the lead administrator for the palliative care consult team, coordinating specialized end-of-life care throughout HRC. She provides pastoral counseling to residents, patients and families facing chronic or life-threatening illness. She is committed to helping Hebrew SeniorLife develop the field of palliative medicine through community, clinical and educational initiatives.

Anne Mahler, M.S., R.N.

Anne Mahler, M.S., R.N., is a board-certified gerontological clinical nurse specialist. She works with the palliative care consult team, providing care and collaboration with patients, residents, families and staff. As a member of the Professional Development Department, Ms. Mahler has developed and presented educational classes for multidisciplinary audiences on topics such as "An Overview of Palliative Care" and "Pain Management." She is certified as a geriatric End-of-Life Nursing Education Consortium educator.

David Tsai, M.D. 

David Tsai, M.D., is board certified in palliative care, internal medicine, and geriatric medicine. Dr. Tsai completed his internal medicine residency at the Lahey Clinic and geriatric medicine fellowship at Boston Medical Center. As the current clinical director of the Palliative Care Program at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, he has particular interests in the palliative care of elders. 

Carol Hani, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W. 

Carol Hani, M.S.W., L.I.C.S.W., is a licensed clinical social worker, specializing in treating elders and their families in health-care settings. Her clinical expertise is in geriatrics and palliative care. Ms. Hani has a special interest in humanizing the health-care system and in end-of-life care program development. 

Rabbi Herman Blumberg

Rabbi Herman Blumberg is the lead chaplain for post-acute care services at Hebrew Rehabilitation Center, specializing in palliative care. His particular interest is in providing spiritual support for patients and families as they negotiate ethical concerns and existential dilemmas at the end of life. He is the rabbi emeritus of Temple Shir Tikva in Wayland, Mass., and has completed two units of clinical pastoral education training.

 Related Links

  • How Palliative Care works
  • Is Palliative Care right for you?
  • Hospice vs. Palliative Care- understand the differences
  • Palliative Care FAQs
  • Meet the Palliative Care Team
  • Questions? 617-363-8853 or email Palliative Care 


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