Patricia A Mayer, MD, FACR, MS Bioethics

Palliaitive Care Physician, Banner Baywood Hosptal, Mesa, Arizona

Former Director and Founder Clinical Ethics Consultation service,the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Florida,

Past Medical Director,Hospice,
North Colorado Medical Center,
Greeley, CO; and

Adjunct Faculty
The Bioethics Program

Clinical Bioethics
end-of-life issues
bioethics teaching
communication teaching


Dr. Mayer graduated from University of Arizona College of Medicine, and did her residency in Internal Medicine and fellowship in rheumatology at The University of Arizona. She settled in Greeley Colorado with her family and ran a private Rheumatology Practice there for 13 years. After closing the practice, she continued to work in Rheumatology on a part time basis while pursuing an advanced degree in Bioethics. She served as the Medical Director for the local Hospice and was Director of Palliative care at North Colorado Medical Center. She is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Rheumatology, and Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Dr. Mayer had been serving on Bioethics committees for more than a decade and so desired to further her education in the field. In 2009, received a MS degree in Bioethics from The Bioethics Program of Union Graduate College and The Mount Sinai School of Medicine. She taught ethics for various groups in Colorado. She also volunteered at a local clinic for the uninsured and underinsured and volunteer taught at University of Colorado Medical Campus in Denver and at North Colorado Family Medicine Residency in Greeley.

From 2013-2015 she served as a fellow at the Cleveland Clinic in the Cleveland Fellowship for Advanced Bioethics. Following that she was asked to found the Clinical Ethics Consultation and Palliative Care Services at the Cleveland Clinic in Florida. After successfully launching those programs, she returned to the West, where she now works in Palliative Care in the Banner Health system, a non-profit secular system based in Phoenix, AZ.

Dr. Mayer is married to a cardiologist, and they have two grown daughters. Her passions outside of work include running and travel.


Curriculum Vitae >

Recent Publications

Perez-Protto S, Mayer PA, Popovich M. Training Critical Care Fellows to Deliver Bad News: A Pilot Project. BENO Bio Quarterly Vol 25 No 4, 2015.

Mayer PA, Esplin BE, Burant CJ, Wilson BM, Krall ML, Daly BJ, Gatliff J. In My Best Interest: Characteristics of Completed Comprehensive Advance Directives at a Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine October 22, 2015.

Perez-Protto S, Mayer PA, Popovich M. Incorporating formal training on delivering bad news into a critical care fellowship curriculum: a pilot project. Critical Care Connections, 2015 (in press).

Jimenez X, Mayer PA. Medically Unexplained Symptoms and Mental Models: From Failure to Fusion and Back to Illness Behavior. Journal of Ethics in Mental Health, 2015, ISSN 1916-2405.

Mayer PA, Daly BJ. CPR and Hospice: Incompatible Goals, Irreconcilable Differences. Progress in Palliative Care, June 2015, 23(3), 163-168

Mayer PA. Editorial (Introduction to Special Ethics Edition), Progress in Palliative Care, June 2015, 23(3), 125

Flamm AL, Smith ML, Mayer PA. Family Members’ Requests to Extend Physiologic Support after Declaration of Brain Death: A Case Series Analysis and Proposed Guidelines for Clinical Management. Journal of Clinical Ethics, Fall 2014, 25(3), 222-237.

Gall ER, Mayer PA, Gooden A. Examination of the Musculoskeletal System, (an educational videotape), 2nd edition. Tucson: University of Arizona Biomedical Communications, 1992.

Mayer PA, Bauman K. Health Practices, Problems and Needs in a Population of Micronesian Adolescents. Journal of Adolescent Health Care 1986;7(5):338-41.

Mayer PA. Work-up of Elevated CPK. Greene HP, Johnson WP, Maricic MJ, ed. Decision Making in Internal Medicine. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, 1993:428-9, 1998:456-7.

Mayer PA. Raynaud's Phenomenon. Greene HP, Johnson WP, Maricic MJ, ed. Decision Making in Internal Medicine. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, 1993:410-1, 1998:438-9.

Mayer, PA. Joint Hypermobility. Greene HP, Johnson WP, Maricic MJ, ed. Decision Making in Internal Medicine. St. Louis: Mosby-Year Book, 1993:418-21, 1998:446-9.



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