Lori Ann Attivissimo, MD
Senior Medical Director
Hospice Care Network
Medical Director, Post-Acute Services
Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell
Lori Ann Attivissimo, MD, has devoted her career to improving hospice and palliative care. She’s a proven leader who has rapidly advanced Hospice Care Network into the premier hospice provider on Long Island.
Dr. Attivissimo serves as Hospice Care Network’s senior medical director, overseeing the medical services for patients across Queens and Nassau and Suffolk Counties. The network sees an average of 520 end-of-life patients daily. Integral to establishing the structure and transition of care for these patients, she has developed several pilot projects that have improved the patient experience. In collaboration with other palliative care leaders at Northwell, Dr. Attivissimo will be providing palliative care training to other organizations throughout the country as part of a Palliative Care Leadership Center through the Center to Advance Palliative Care.
A member of the inaugural class of Northwell’s high potential program, Dr. Attivissimo also serves as Northwell’s medical director for post-acute services. She’s a member of several committees and is co-chair of the Hospice Care Network’s Ethics Committee and Northwell’s Advanced Illness Collaborative.
Through a grant received in July 2011, Dr. Attivissimo helped create the Miracle Foundation Home-Based Palliative Care Center, serving as senior medical director. The center has focused on quality-improvement initiatives including home-based pilot projects on congestive heart failure and oncology.
Dr. Attivissimo, an assistant professor at the Zucker School of Medicine, is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is board certified in Internal Medicine, Medical Oncology and Hematology, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and Hospice Medical Director.
Dr. Attivissimo holds a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University and a medical degree from Wayne State.