Meet the Palliative Care Team
Our team of palliative care specialists in the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the Reynolds Institute on Aging are here to help you and your family. Learn more about each team member.
Dr. Harrington is the Medical Director of the UAMS Palliative Care Program and practices at UAMS, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. She received her M.D. at UAMS and completed her residency and fellowship at Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is Program Director of the UAMS Palliative Medicine fellowship program. Her special interests include cancer pain management, end-of-life care, and medical ethics. Read more.
Dr. Howell serves as a physician in the Internal Medicine Department, Division of Hematology/ Oncology. Prior to her medical training, she was a licensed practicing veterinarian for 14 years. She attended UAMS for medical school and completed her residency and fellowship here. Dr. Howell is board certified in Internal Medicine and Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and practices at UAMS, Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. Read more.
Dr. Curseen is the Director of Geriatric Palliative Care at the Reynolds Institute on Aging. She is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Geriatrics, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Curseen completed her medical degree at Virginia Commonwealth University. She completed her internship and residency at Yale Primary Care Internal Medicine, and then came to UAMS for her fellowships in Geriatrics and Palliative Care. Dr. Curseen’s special interests include geriatric palliative care, hospice care, and palliative care education. Read more.
Dr. Devan serves as a physician in the Internal Medicine Department, Division of Hematology/ Oncology. She received her M.D. at UAMS, and completed her Internal Medicine residency and Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship here. Her clinical interests include sickle cell disease, cystic fibrosis, HIV and cancer. Dr. Devan is specifically interested in addresses health care disparities across Arkansas and in improving advance care planning, symptom management and end of life care. Read more.
Dr. Lehmberg serves as a physician in the Internal Medicine Department, Division of Hematology/ Oncology. Dr. Lehmberg was originally trained in plastic and reconstructive surgery and had a successful career in Arkansas within this discipline. He is board certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine, and practices at UAMS, the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System His special interests include cancer pain management, wound care, and end of life care. Read more.
Marie Sullivant, RN
Marie Sullivant, RN has worked in nursing for over 20 years, with the last 15 at UAMS. She is ELNEC certified and has worked extensively with both cancer and palliative care patients. Marie works directly with patients and families as part of the Palliative Care Team, and is passionate about improving patients’ quality of life, supporting families, and making personal connections. She follows patients after discharge to assure a smooth transition from the hospital. Marie also works as a palliative care educator for hospital staff and community partners.
Dianne Campbell, LCSW
Dianne graduated from the University of Colorado (Boulder) in 1983 with a BA in Psychology. She then attended the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Social Work and graduated in 1986. Diane has experience in outpatient medicine, surgical oncology, critical care and dialysis. She has been at UAMS since 2001, and is the Palliative Care social worker for the team. Dianne’s special interests include advance care planning, adult cystic fibrosis, grief and bereavement care.
Susan McDougal, Chaplain
Susan was hired as the Staff Chaplain for UAMS, and appointed as Chaplain to the Palliative Care Service in 2011. Susan has developed broad experience working with Myeloma cancer patients and palliative care patients and their loved ones. Currently, Susan is training as a Pastoral Psychotherapist and Diplomate in Clinical Pastoral Supervision. In her role as a supervisor in training Susan oversees the work of the chaplain interns and residents who attend palliative care patients. Susan is an advocate for patient and family centered care and a focused interdisciplinary approach to palliative care.