Hope Hospice is proud to welcome Epi DeLeon, MD as its newest Associate Medical Director. The Associate Medical Directors, along with Hope Hospice Chief Medical Officer Maureen Dudgeon, MD, MA, FACP, are responsible for the overall medical direction of the hospice program. As members of Hope Hospice’s Interdisciplinary Team, they are responsible for patient care and are the coordinators for developing, maintaining and monitoring all policies and standards of care relating to the medical activities of Hope Hospice.
“Dr. DeLeon is a wonderful man with deep roots in the community,” says Hope Hospice Chief Medical Officer Maureen Dudgeon, MD, MA, FACP. “Compassion and understanding are the hallmarks of his practice.”
Dr. DeLeon is vice president of Rossmoor Medical Associates in Walnut Creek. He is board certified in Internal Medicine, and is on staff at John Muir Medical Center in Walnut Creek where he serves on the Ethics Committee. Dr. DeLeon earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles and completed his residency in Internal Medicine at St. Mary’s Medical Center in San Francisco where he served on the Ethics Committee and completed End-of-Life Management training.
“Caring for someone in their final stages of life is a privilege,” says Dr. DeLeon. “You have to blend the golden rule with the person’s cultural beliefs to provide the most peaceful and spiritual experience attainable. Hope Hospice shares this philosophy, and does it professionally and compassionately. I’m proud to be joining their team.”
He joins our other two associate medical directors Kuljeet Multani, MD, HMDC; and Jatinder Pal Singh Marwaha, MD, HMDC.
Patients or family members wishing more information about hospice services or an evaluation can call Hope Hospice at (925) 829-8770 or visit HopeHospice.com.