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Elizabeth Hart, DO

Elizabeth Balsam Hart, MD is a family physician with additional board certifications in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Geriatrics. She is a certified Hospice Medical Director (HMDC.) An honors graduate of Harvard-Radcliffe Colleges and Dartmouth Medical School, she completed her family medicine residency and her geriatric fellowship at Maine-Dartmouth Family Medicine Residency in Augusta.  She is a graduate of the Practice Change Fellowship (PCF) a national program supported by the Hartford Foundation and Atlantic Philanthropies to advance excellence in geriatric leadership. She enjoyed her two-year local PCF project ”Cultivating Meaningful Conversations to Guide Care,” which focused on launching the POLST (Physician Orders for Life Sustaining Treatment) program in Maine. She has been a facilitator and project scholar for the Maine Humanities Council's Literature and Medicine program, has taught medical humanities and has a background in medical ethics. She enjoys collaborating with staff across all programs as Director of Medical Services at Androscoggin Home Heathcare + Hospice.


Dr. Hart reported no actual or apparent conflicts of interest in relation to this session.