Daniel (Dan) K. Partain, M.D.

  1. Internist
  2. Palliative Care Specialist



  1. Rochester, Minnesota



Daniel K. Partain, M.D. is a palliative care specialist with an interest in providing the best possible serious illness care for patients coming from religious/ethnic minority groups and international settings. His clinical focus includes:

  • Forming partnerships with patients throughout their experience with serious illness.
  • Helping patients live well with serious illness.
  • Empowering patients to thoughtfully consider and articulate their goals, preferences, and values.
  • Promoting healing through spiritual, emotional, social, and physical well-being.
  • Providing expertise and collaborative recommendations for optimal care of complex pain syndromes.

In addition to his clinical activities, Dr. Partain is active in both research and teaching. He has authored several textbook chapters and has published multiple first author articles in high impact journals. He teaches residents and fellows with a particular interest in teaching communication skills, pain management, and cultural curiosity.

  1. Intensive care
  2. Pain management
  3. Palliative care
  • Healthcare disparities in palliative care
  • Serious illness care of international patients
  • Cultural curiosity in palliative care
  • Cancer pain management
  • Interventional pain management

Rochester, Minnesota

  1. 2018
    Fellow - Hospice and Palliative MedicineHarvard Combined Fellowship Program
  2. 2017
    Resident - Internal MedicineMayo School of Graduate Medical Education, Mayo Clinic in Rochester
  3. 2014
    MDUniversity of Alabama School of Medicine
  4. 2010
    BS - Molecular Biology, Religious StudiesUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison


  1. 2018
    Hospice & Palliative MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine
  2. 2017
    Internal MedicineAmerican Board of Internal Medicine

Reconocimientos y distinciones

  1. 2017
    Senior Medical Resident Teacher AwardMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  2. 2017
    Joseph D. Messler Endowed Fellowship in Internal MedicineMayo Clinic School of Graduate Medical Education
  3. 2015
    Abstract Achievement AwardAmerican Society of Hematology
  4. 2013
    William A. Curry Endowed Speaker AwardUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
  5. 2013
    Gold Humanism Honor SocietyUniversity of Alabama at Birmingham
  6. 2010
    Honors in the Major of Molecular BiologyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison
  7. 2009
    Phi Beta Kappa Honor SocietyUniversity of Wisconsin-Madison

Membresía en asociaciones profesionales

  1. 2017 - 2018
    MemberMassachusetts General Hospital
  2. 2015 - present
    MemberAmerican Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine
  3. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican College of Physicians
  4. 2014 - present
    MemberAmerican Medical Associaton