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Our Physicians

Physician Biographies

Our physician team has many years of clinical experience, serving St. Louis people in a variety of ways. Get to know our medical team by reading their biographies.  

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Stephanie Gabathuler, MD | Advanced Illness Management (Palliative Care) Program Clinical Physician & VNA Chief Medical Officer 

Dr. Gabathuler joined Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis in September 2023 as the Chief Medical Officer Designee and as a physician for VNA’s Advanced Illness Management Palliative Care Services program.


Dr. Gabathuler graduated from the College of William & Mary and received her Medical Doctor degree from the Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine. She completed residency training at VCU Fairfax Family Medicine Residency. Dr. Gabathuler completed Hospice & Palliative Medicine Fellowship at Washington University in St. Louis.


Dr. Gabathuler is board certified/eligible in Family Medicine and Hospice & Palliative Medicine.

“I have had the privilege to care for patients in many different settings – in family practice clinic, as a hospitalist in a mid-size acute care hospital, as hospice medical director, and in the rehab setting. Because of these experiences, I share a deep understanding of the serious illness journeys that my patients are on, and this allows me to provide excellent care to my patients and their families.” Dr. Stephanie Gabathuler



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Bob Hill, MD | Advanced Illness Management (Palliative Care) Program Clinical Physician
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Dr. Hill received a BS in Biology & Chemistry from St. Louis University, studied medicine at Abraham Lincoln College of Medicine, University of Illinois and completed an internship at Santa Clara Valley Medical Center along with a residency in Internal Medicine at St. Louis University Hospitals.


Dr. Hill’s board certifications are in Internal and Geriatric Medicine.


During his career, Dr. Hill has worked as Senior Assistant Surgeon for the US Public Health Service, at the National Health Service Corporation in Cherokee, Alabama, St. Louis University Hospital, Deaconess Medical Center as Chief of Internal Medicine, Southwest Medical Center as a Physician, St. Anthony's Physician Organization as a Physician, and the Visiting Nurse Association as the Clinical Physician in Advanced Illness Management (AIM) Program.


He is a part of the American Medical Association and American College of Physicians. 


Outside of his professional life, he also serves the community on the Medical Advisory Board at Grace Hill Community Health Centers and was the Medical Director at St. Louis Altenheim. Dr. Hill is a past Board member of Visiting Nurse Association of Greater St. Louis, where he served as Chair of the Patient Services Committee.

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Dr. Mary Fox |  Advanced Illness Management (Palliative Care) Program Clinical Physician 

Dr. Fox received her medical degree from the University of Missouri - Columbia and completed her residency at Duke University Medical Center at the Duke-Watts Family Medicine Program.


Dr. Fox has had a long medical career, working in various areas, such as family care, urgent care and pain management. In the past, she has served as the chairperson for the Nursing Service Committee, Infectious Disease Committee, and as a member of Obstetrics and Gynecology Care Review Committee.


Her volunteering experiences include working as a physician volunteer at Grace Hill Health Center and Ranken Neighborhood Health Center, where she also served as a Medical Director. Dr. Fox was also a preceptor at St. Louis University Medical School’s Department of Family and Community Medicine.

Zinnat P. Meghjee, DO | Hospice Medical Director

Dr. Meghjee received a Doctorate of Osteopathy from the University of Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kansas City, MO.  Her residency is in Internal Medicine was completed at Deaconess Hospital in St. Louis.


Dr. Meghjee is Board certified in Internal Medicine.


Dr. Meghjee has over 30 years of experience in  internal medicine. Previous to working with VNA, she has worked for the BJC Medical Group, Barnes-Jewish St. Peters Hospital, BJC Health Center in Fairview Heights, IL, the Olive Family Medical Center and the Weber Medical Clinic.


She joined VNA as the Hospice Medical Director as of July 8, 2020.

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