National Medical Director at Seasons Hospice and Palliative Care
Dr. Daniel Maison has been practicing hospice and palliative medicine for nearly 20 years, working as a full-time hospice and palliative care medicine physician since 2001. He is currently a National Medical Director for Seasons Hospice and is Board Certified in both Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Maison is a nationally recognized consultant and speaker who has worked extensively as the local, regional, state and national levels. He has given keynote addresses, chaired and conducted national workshops, and published articles on many issues relevant to hospice and palliative care. Other national educational activities include being a Master Facilitator for the Education for Providers of End of Life Care (EPEC), an organization that has trained thousands of healthcare providers in the provision of effective, excellent end-of-life care. He also served as a national mentor for new hospice and palliative care physicians for the past 10 years. In July 2012, Maison chaired the preeminent national board review course for hospice and palliative physicians (with more than 1,000 physicians in attendance). Most recently, he served on the Exam Committee for the National Hospice Medical Director Certification Examination and helped to create a national certification board exam for hospice medical directors. Nationally, Maison has held several leadership positions in organizations focusing on hospice and palliative care. Some of these activities include chairman of the Strategic and Coordinating Committee for Membership and Communities at the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine (AAHPM) and National Physician Section Leader for the National Council of Hospice and Palliative Professionals at the National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO). Currently, he has served on the board of directors for the Community Health Accreditation Program (CHAP) and as a Palliative Director for the Board of Directors for NHPCO. In 2006, Maison was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, one of approximately 200 physicians with this distinction nationwide. In 2013, he was nominated by AAHPM as a visionary in the fields of hospice and palliative care.