Lisa Humphrey did not pick pediatric palliative care early on in her career, but it certainly picked her. At every turn, well-placed angel mentors recognized her potential fit and impact and gently adjusted her trajectory into a career and calling that now defines, energizes, and completes her.
She is humbled to see grace in action every single day by the countless parents who carry the weight of the world as they wrestle good parenting with making the best decisions possible for a child facing a life-threatening condition or end of life care. Lisa considers it an honor to share in parents medical planning and decision making. She is driven to educate others across the globe on how to provide optimal support to child patients and their families.
Lisa is a hospice and pediatric palliative care subspecialist with a focused interest in programmatic development through development of programmatic and patient level outcomes specific to pediatric hospice and palliative medicine and education.
She resides in Columbus with her husband, two children, and her beloved three-legged dog, Pogostick.
- Clinical Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics, The Ohio State University School of Medicine, Columbus, OH, USA
- Program Director, Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship, Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Columbus, OH, USA
- Executive Member of Palliative Care Interdisciplinary Curriculum
- Founding Member of Pediatric Palliative Care Improvement Network
- Member of National Coalition for Hospice and Palliative Care, Pediatric Task Force
- Member of the Section of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, American Academy of Pediatrics
- Chair, Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care End of Life Network: 2018- present
Education / Honors
- Emerging Leader, Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2020
- Fellow, American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2018
- Physician of the Year, Lifeline of Ohio, 2016
- Board Certified, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2010 – present
- Fellowship, Hospice and Palliative Medicine, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 2008-2009
- Chief Resident, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 2007-2008
- Residency, Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, PA 2004-2007
- Medical Degree, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, OH 2000-2004
- Undergraduate Degree, Psychology, Columbia College, Columbia University, NY 1992-1996
- Miller E, Weaver M, Ragsdale L, Hills T, Humphrey L, Williams C, Movant A, Pitts B, Waldman E, Lotstein D, Linebarger J, Feudtner C, Klick J. “ Lessons Learned: Identifying the Items Felt to be Critical to Leading a Pediatric Palliative Care Program in the Current Era of Program Development”. J of Palliat Med. Jan 2021; 24(1): 40- 45. PMID: 32552386.
- Pestian T, Thienprayoon R, Frieber S, Grossoehme D, Humphrey L. “Safety in Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Care: A Qualitative Study”. Pediatr Qual Saf, July 10 2020; 5(4): e328. PMID: 32766499
- Thienprayoon, R, Grossoehme D, Humphrey L, Pestian T, Frimpong-Manso M, Malcolm H, Kitamura E, Jenkins R, Friebert S (2019). “ ‘There’s Just No Way to Help, and They Did.’ Parents Name Compassionate Care as a New Domain of Quality in Pediatric Home-Based Hospice and Palliative Care.” J Palliat Med. June 2020; 23 (6): 767- 776. PMID: 31880492.
- Grossoehme D, Humphrey L, Friebert S., Ding L, Yang G, Allmendinger-Goertz K, Fryda Z, Fosselman D, Thienprayoon R. (2020) “Patterns of Hospice and Home-based Palliative Care in Children: An Ohio Pediatric Palliative Care and End-of Life Network (OPPEN) Study.” J Peds. Oct 2020. 225: 152- 156. PMID: 32532649.
- Rossfeld Z, Miller R, Tumin D, Tobias J, Humphrey L. (2019) “Implications of Pediatric Palliative Consultation for Intensive Care Unit Stay”. J Palliat Med July 2019; 22 (7): 790-796. PMID: 30835155.
- Rossfeld Z, Miller R, Fosselman D, Ketner A, Tumin D, Tobias J, Humphrey L. (2019). “Timing of Palliative Consultation for Children during a Fatal Illness”. Hospital Pediatrics May 2019; 9 (5): 373 – 378. PMID: 30995995.
- Humphrey L, Schlegel A, Seabrook R, McClead R. (2019). “Trigger Criteria to Increase Appropriate Palliative Care Consultation in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit: A Quality Improvement Study”. Pediatr Qual Saf 2019 Feb 7l 4 (1):e129. PMID: 30937411.
- Rossfeld Z, Tumin D, Humphrey L. (2018). “Self-assessment of Skills and Competencies among Residents Participating in a Pediatric Hospice and Palliative Medicine Elective Rotation.” J Palliat Med. Feb;21(2):229-235. PMID: 28850307.
- Weise KL, Okun AL, Carter BS, Christian CS, Katz AL, Laventhal NT, MacAuley RC, Moon MR, Opel DJ, Statter MB, Davies D, Dell ML, Diekema DS, Klipstein S, Elster N, Rivera F, Feudtner C, Boss RD, Hauer JM, Humphrey LM, Klick J, Linebarger JS, Parker S, Lord B, Imaizumi S, Guinn-Jones M, Flaherty EG, Gavril AR, Idzera SM, Laskey A, Legano LA, Leventhal JM, Fortson BL, MacMillian H, Stedt E, Hurley TP (2017). “Guidance on foregoing life-sustaining medical treatment”. Pediatrics Sept: 140 (3). PMID: 28847979.
- Lutmer J, Humphrey L, Kempton TM, Moore-Clingenpeel M, Ayad O. (2016). “Screening Criteria Improve Access to Palliative Care in the PICU.” Pediat. Crit. Care Med. 17 (8), e335. PMID: 27367043.
- Humphrey L., Kang T. (2015). “Palliative care in pediatric patients with hematologic malignancies.” Hematology (1520-4391), (1), 490. PMID: 26637763.