Medical Director - Miami-Dade/Monroe
Paul Pugliese is a Medical Director for VITAS Healthcare, the nation’s leading provider of end-of-life care. Dr. Pugliese oversees the medical care and treatment of VITAS patients in their homes, nursing homes, assisted living communities and personal care homes in Miami-Dade/Monroe, Florida. He also consults with patients’ attending physicians, supervises VITAS team physicians, guides staff and volunteers, and serves as a resource to practicing physicians and other healthcare professionals on the benefits of hospice and palliative care for patients and their families.
Dr. Pugliese joined VITAS in 2000 as a Team Physician and was promoted to Associate Medical Director in 2008. In 2003, he received a VITAS National Recognition Award for Outstanding Physician. Prior to joining VITAS, Dr. Pugliese served as Medical Director of Florida Acute Care Specialists in Coral Gables and as Lead Hospitalist at Jackson North Medical Center, North Miami Beach.
Board certified in Internal Medicine, Dr. Pugliese received a Bachelor’s Degree from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and a Medical Degree from the University of Miami School of Medicine and served his residency at Jackson Memorial Hospital. In 2003, he received a VITAS National Recognition Award for Outstanding Physician.