Dr. Daniel Paget joined the Department of Medicine as an Instructor in Medicine for the Division of Palliative Medicine in September 2019. He was born and raised in New York, NY. Dr. Paget did his undergraduate education at Oberlin College/Conservatory where he received dual degrees in Opera and Biochemistry. While he had a great love for science and medicine, he ultimately decided to pursue an initial career as a professional opera singer, during which he frequented the stages of many of the large opera houses in the United States and Europe. During this time, he continued to follow his medical interests doing research in laboratories at Cornell University and Hospital for Special Surgery. As a result of this research, he published several papers in fields of Biomechanics and Immunology. Ultimately, his passion for research and patient care drew him back to a career in medicine, and he attended medical school at University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. He completed his internal medicine residency at Weill Cornell New York Presbyterian Hospital and worked thereafter as an academic hospitalist in the Northshore-LIJ hospital system. He received his fellowship training in Hospice and Palliative care at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. During his free time, he still loves to sing recreationally and enjoys accompanying himself on the piano. His areas of clinical interest include improving quality of care for patients at the end of life, with a focus on advanced pain management, and doctor-patient communication. He is also passionate about teaching, with a focus on communication skills and personal wellness.