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Teresa Vente, D.O.

General Pediatrics

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Personal Statement

As a palliative care physician, it is my privilege to work with patients diagnosed with serious and complex medical illness. As a member of the Pediatric Advanced Care Team (PACT), I work alongside additional multidisciplinary providers to explore the goals and values that are most important to a child and family when faced with serious illness to facilitate and provide support for medical decisions. We work to relieve complex symptoms and learn your child’s story to provide additional support during your hospital stay. Joining the PACT team has allowed me the opportunity to focus on the mission for comprehensive and family focused patient care at Weill Cornell Medicine.

Biographical Info

Dr. Teresa Vente is an assistant professor of clinical pediatrics at Weill Cornell Medicine and assistant attending pediatrician at the New York-Presbyterian Komansky Children's Hospital at Weill Cornell Medical Center. She is a palliative care physician on the Pediatric Advanced Care Team. She is board-certified in pediatrics, adult psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, and hospice and palliative medicine.

 After completing a Bachelors of Arts in Biology at The University of Albany, Dr. Vente pursued a Master’s Degree in Public Health with a concentration in Epidemiology and Biostatistics at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Dr. Vente remained in Nevada for her medical training at Touro University College of Medicine. Following medical school, Dr. Vente completed a Triple Board Residency Program in Pediatrics, Adult Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA.  Dr. Vente then went on to complete a Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Northwestern University and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago in Chicago, IL.

 Dr. Vente is highly interested in medical education for trainees of all levels. She has experience as a former program director for the pediatric track of hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. Dr. Vente also co-developed the curriculum for the inaugural perinatal palliative care fellowship track approved by the ACGME.

 Dr. Vente is also interested in communication skills training and is a VitalTalk Facilitator. She has also contributed to curriculum revision and development for the EPEC (Education in Palliative and End-of-Life Care) for courses taught in the United States and Ethiopia.

 Dr. Vente’s research interests include understanding the role of social media in processing serious medical illness, understanding the relationship to dreams and anticipatory grief, and developing education for palliative care providers on prescribing antidepressants.

Honors and Awards
  • 2020, Excellence in Medical Student Teaching Award Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
Board Certifications
American Board of Pediatrics
American Board of Pediatrics (Hospice and Palliative Medicine)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Child & Adolescent Psychiatry)
American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology (Psychiatry)
Clinical Expertise
General Pediatrics
  • D.O.
    Touro University Nevada College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • M.P.H.
    University of Nevada
  • B.A.
    State University of New York at Albany
  • Assistant Attending Pediatrician
    NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital
  • Assistant Professor of Clinical Pediatrics
    Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University

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