Daniel B. Hinshaw, MD, FACS

Department of Surgery, University of Michigan; Palliative Care Program, University of Michigan Geriatrics Center, Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Daniel B. Hinshaw, M.D. is professor emeritus of surgery at the University of Michigan School of Medicine and consultant in palliative medicine at the University of Michigan Geriatrics Center. The founding director of the Palliative Care Consultation Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VAMC) in Ann Arbor, Michigan, he formerly served as chief of surgery then as chief of the medical staff at the VAMC and Assistant Dean for Veterans Affairs. His clinical research interests have been focused on care at the end of life, spiritual distress in advanced illness, and the use of massage in the relief of pain and suffering. Basic research interests were focused on mechanisms of cell injury and death. Dr. Hinshaw took a clinical fellowship in palliative medicine at the Cleveland Clinic during a sabbatical in 2001.  He has provided volunteer services in hospice programs in Uganda and Ethiopia, as well as in Romania, where he has been a visiting professor at Transilvania University in Brasov and worked with local faculty to create master’s level courses in palliative care. He has also served as a visiting professor at the University of Belgrade in the Republic of Serbia. He is also professor of palliative care at St. Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary and is a visiting professor at St. John of Damascus Institute of Theology at Balamand University in Lebanon. He is a founding member of the Committee on Surgical Palliative Care of the American College of Surgeons. In addition to more than eighty papers published in scientific journals and in volumes of collected works, he is the author of Suffering and the Nature of Healing, published in 2013 and Touch and the Healing of the World,published in 2017 by St. Vladimir’s Seminary Press.