James Cleary, MD, is Associate Professor of Medicine, Medical Oncology Section; Director of Palliative Medicine at UW Hospital and Clinics; and Academic Medical Director of Agrace for Dane County. After receiving his medical degree from the University of Adelaide Medical School, South Australia, Dr. Cleary completed his Internal Medicine Residency and Oncology fellowship at the Royal Adelaide Hospital and three years of research in opioid pharmacology at the University of Adelaide. He is an international leader in Palliative Medicine and is a board member and past president of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. He is a Master Facilitator for the Education of Physicians in End-of-Life Care Program (EPEC). He had led training sessions over six years, educating more than 1,000 physicians throughout the U.S. He serves as North American Editor of Palliative Medicine, the Research Journal of the European Association of Palliative Care.