Dr. Luczkiewicz promoted to hospice medical director

Physician Debra Luczkiewicz has recently been promoted to the role of hospice medical director at Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo.

She has been with the hospice for 11 years, a period in which she served in various capacities, including as educator. During the pandemic, she has also been an integral partner to clinical operations the hospice developed protocols and processes.

“Dr. Luczkiewicz epitomizes the best of care at the bedside and for family members,” reads a hospice news release.

“The longer I work here, the more excited and proud I am to see people within the organization grow into larger roles and leaders,” said physician Christopher Kerr, Hospice & Palliative Care Buffalo CEO. “Dr. Luczkiewicz is a perfect example of how our culture welcomes and creates opportunities for people to grow and to be promoted.”

Luczkiewicz succeeds physician Megan Farrell, who will remain in the organization while gradually transitioning toward retirement over the next several years.

Luczkiewicz is a graduate of the SUNY at Buffalo School of Medicine, is board certified in both family medicine and hospice and palliative medicine, and formerly worked as a clinical assistant professor in the department of family medicine at UB, teaching students, residents and fellows while maintaining a private practice in Amherst.

She is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, but has made Western New York her home for many years, residing in Amherst with her husband Ken. Her two children live in Boston and the New York City area, and she is looking forward to the arrival of her first grandchild this spring.

Photo: Luczkiewicz