Thursday, September 19th, 2019

Family LifeCare announces chief medical officer

Posted: Friday, March 15, 2019

Family LifeCare is pleased to announce that Dr. Edmond Bendaly (formerly their associate medical director) has been named chief medical officer for Family LifeCare replacing Dr. Bernie Wiebe who recently retired. Dr. Bendaly, as medical director of Family LifeCare’s Hospice Division, provides physician oversight of the Marion office’s coverage area.

Dr. Bendaly began his new duties on March 1, 2019. He will be assisted by the team of clinicians: Dr. Mark Meyer, associate medical director; Dr. Carol Butler, assistant medical director; Deb Fiechter, nurse practitioner and Lisa Cotten, physician assistant.

Dr. Bendaly is board certified in Internal Medicine, Hematology, Medical Oncology and Hospice and Palliative Medicine. Dr. Bendaly earned his medical degree from the American University of Beirut in Lebanon. He completed an internship and residency in Internal Medicine, followed by a fellowship in Palliative Medicine at Indiana University in Indianapolis. He later completed a fellowship in Hematology-Oncology at New York University in New York. Dr. Bendaly was the first fellow to graduate from Indiana University’s Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program. During his fellowship, Dr. Bendaly also rotated on St. Vincent’s inpatient palliative unit. Dr. Bendaly has earned his FACP (Fellow of the American College of Physicians (ACP).

Dr. Bendaly is currently practicing at Marion General Hospital Cancer Center in Marion. Dr. Bendaly is married to Dr. Zeina Nabhan, Pediatric Endocrinology and Diabetology at Indiana University School of Medicine. They have twin daughters, Andrea and Thea.