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Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton® and Ohio’s Hospice of Butler & Warren Counties partner with an energetic, patient-focused medical team which represents the most extensive experience in hospice and palliative care in southwestern Ohio. Our innovative physicians serve as collaborators and consultants to hundreds of other physicians serving patients in our area. In addition, they provide medical expertise that personally addresses the needs of hospice patients.

Physician Bios

Chirag Rajni Patel, MDChirag Rajni Patel, MD

Dr. Patel serves as chief medical officer for Ohio’s Hospice and Pure Healthcare. Dr. Patel joined the staff of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton in 2009. Dr. Patel formerly served as a staff hospitalist and specialist in hospice and palliative care at Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Hospital. He earned his medical degree from the American University of The Caribbean and completed residency and chief residency at Wright State University School of Medicine. From 2005-2006 Dr. Patel served as the chief of the Medical-Surgical Clinic at Miami Valley Hospital. He is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine and is board certified by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine.

Rana Patel, MD

Dr. Patel served as a staff physician in hospice and palliative care at Dayton Veteran’s Affairs Hospital before joining Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. She earned her medical degree at Ross University and completed a residency at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. She completed a fellowship with the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in hospice and palliative care in 2009.

Dr CassDr. Cleanne Cass, DO, FAAFP, FAAHPM, CAQ Geriatrics, Director of Community Care and Education

Dr. Cass is board certified in hospice and palliative medicine and is a fellow of the American Academy of Hospice and Palliative Medicine. She is also board certified by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians and holds a Certificate of Added Qualification in Geriatrics. Dr. Cass joined the staff of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton in 2002 serving as administrative medical director. She is a member of the Board of the Ohio Pain Initiative, serves as a member of the American Osteopathic End of Life Committee and National Quality Forum Advisory Committee for Hospice and Palliative Care.

Timothy MacLean, DO, FACEPMacleanT02-5x7

Dr. MacLean has served as an associate medical director with Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton since 2011. He is board certified by the American Association of Hospice and Palliative Medicine and the American Board of Emergency Medicine. He is an associate professor in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. He has served as a staff physician with the Emergency and Trauma Center at Miami Valley Hospital since 1996. He is a graduate of the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and served with the United States Air Force from 1983 to 1992.

Amy Mestemaker, MDDr. Amy Mestemaker

Dr. Mestemaker is a graduate of the University of Dayton and The Ohio State University College of Medicine. She is board certified in internal medicine and hospice and palliative medicine. Prior to joining the Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton staff, she served as associate medical director of Ohio’s Hospice of Central Ohio.

Kevin Ahern, MDDr. Kevin Ahern

Dr. Ahern serves as medical director of Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton. Before becoming the medical director, Dr. Ahern served at Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, where he led the care teams in Springfield and Urbana and followed hospital-based general inpatient patients at Springfield Regional Medical Center. He also was the physician for the Northeast Coming Home Team for Ohio’s Hospice of Dayton and the Springfield and Urbana teams. Dr. Ahern began his family practice residency in 1988 after graduating from The Ohio State University College of Medicine. In addition to his hospice certification, he is a Diplomate of the American Board of Family Medicine. His past roles include serving in emergency medicine and family practice. He also served as a hospitalist. He became the medical director of Community Mercy Hospice in 2013. When Community Mercy Hospice affiliated with Ohio’s Hospice in 2016, becoming Ohio’s Community Mercy Hospice, Dr. Ahern joined our organization. He also served as chief of staff at Springfield Regional Medical Center (2014-2017).

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